View Full Version : My New RUGER MK-III (.22LR)

03-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Dear All

I have purchased this Ruger MK-III Pistol. It is slightly used and is 90% .

This pistol was suggested by our Captain (Sir Abbas). After firing 100 rounds, I realize that Captain was right about the accuracy of the gun. It is graceful weapon for which I am grateful to Abbas.

Unable to upload pictures.

03-03-2011, 07:44 PM
bro pics and cost plz!!!

03-03-2011, 10:23 PM
congrats waiting for pictures

03-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Congratulations Dear.Perhaps little more detail will be helpful and we will be waiting for the pics.

Dr Zakir
03-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Congratulation . Now this is one fine weapons . U are looking I have been looking for it for two years but have not been able to locate one

04-03-2011, 01:40 AM
Congratulations Aqleem ! Great gun, InshAllah you'll enjoy it always.

04-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Congrats aqleem bro. Nice gun indeed. Plz post pics and price.

04-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Congratulations Aqleem bro.

05-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Congrats on your new excellent beauty.

05-03-2011, 11:15 AM
Congrats it is the finest .22 pistol in its price range ,is built like a tank ,accurate and reliable. Nothing like it for plinking ,informal matches and hunting.

05-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Thanks Sir Skeeter, Abbas, Dr. Zakir, SparyPanthar, S.Cheema, Ka_Khan, Trigger_Happy78, Mani and Aquarius.

I have bought the Legend in 110K with the owner claiming that he has fired just a hundred rounds.

I have now tested more than 300 rounds (various brands) without any FTE or FTF. The Ruger is simply flawless.

My Ruger is Standard model and I believe there are other models of Ruger MKIII as well (Hunter, Competition and Target). Further Standard Model has two barrel lengths 4.75 and 6 inches (Mine is 4.75 in). I wonder the difference of accuracy, reliability and price in these models. May be senior members will enlighten us.

I am still not able to upload any pictures.

Dr Zakir
06-03-2011, 06:47 PM
At 25 meters there is not much difference , it's accuracy is great even at 50 Meters

06-03-2011, 11:58 PM
100 Rounds ? That's brand new. I have fired well over 10,000 rounds from mine's and still like new. This gun is so well built I think it won't be possible to break it or ruin it's accuracy even with an unlimited number of rounds fired.

Any pictures btw ? Would love to see them.

07-03-2011, 10:07 AM
I am still not able to upload any pictures.

Aqleem brother try the photobucket option.

07-03-2011, 10:16 PM

An Image at last, more will follow.

Dear Bro Abbas you are right. Ruger is quite accurate. I was able to hit a target (6x6 inches) from 100m consistently, six times. This amazed me since I did not knew that I could hit a target at this distance without scope and with fixed sights. After 500 rounds still no FTE or FTF. Can someone shed light, please, on how to clean the weapon.


Dr Zakir
07-03-2011, 11:35 PM
Don't dry fire it

12-03-2011, 03:07 AM
Salam All,
@Aqleem - Firstly congratulations. Secondly, as far as cleaning goes for this weapon its probably the most hardest thing - atleast it as been for me. I recommend that you buy some Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber for cleaning.
Otherwise the hard way is to disassemble it. First you have to pull out the main spring housing lever out and then guide the entire mainspring unit out of the grip. Once thats out then you have to pull out the bolt. Then using either a rubber or plastic mallet in one hand and the gun in the other you have to hit the rear upper frame for it to slide out of the grip section. Everything is very simple to put back. I do NOT recommend further disassembly of the grip frame as its confusing to put back in. The other most hardest thing to put back is the mainspring housing AND it must be aligned properly or the hammer strut will get stuck in between and you will really be stuck.
I STRONGLY recommend to clean it by simply opening and locking the bolt in the rearward position and using either WD40 or No.9 or Gunscrubber.... don't try and disassemble.

22-03-2011, 02:25 PM
Congrats bro

29-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Salams, here a post from my Mark III thread. Should answer all your dis assembly questions:

When purchasing the gun, the seller warned me never to open/disassemble it as it can be a nightmare to put back. After my 200 round range session yesterday the weapon needed a through cleaning and I would not have been satisfied without a complete disassembled cleaning.

Here's what it look like taken apart.


and after reassembly.


The whole process took me about 4 hours and at times was quite frustrating as there are small parts which need to be aligned or you could face a number of problems like the main recoil spring bolt not coming out or going back in, the bolt getting stuck half cocked, barrel stuck to the receiver, magazine issues, recoil spring alignment etc. Anyway it was an experience as I've never come across such a complicated gun dis assembly/assembly. In theory it's not that difficult but in reality and for the first time does get a few curse words out of you that you didn't realize you knew ;)

To help future owners of the Mark III, I'm adding a few links that will prove invaluable should you decided to do a disassemble clean. I personally don't think it's required more than once every 2000 rounds.



30-03-2011, 03:22 PM
Aqleem Bro!

Congrats on getting this.

If possible share your target pictures at 100 m.

05-07-2011, 10:25 PM
I have used my Ruger Standard for four months now and have fired about 1000 bullet of various makes. Still to find and FTE or FTF. It eats everything.

Now I want to replace it with a Ruger similar to Sir Abbas Ruger Hunter. Can some gentleman propose me the dealer who can handle my request.


06-07-2011, 12:11 AM
wow!! its a beauty. its 36-22-36 gun~!!!

10-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Nice blessing Ruger Mark III.

29-09-2011, 11:15 PM

Dear All

While not wanting to dampen the spirits of Ruger owners as it is the most durable and accurate .22 pistol ever made, and hoping PG members having this pistol will not be affected as it pertains to particular serial numbers.

However for their benefit and for benefit of future buyers a notice as it appeared in an old magazine is posted above.