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Ruger Mark IV Firing Pins Breaking

Have had several reports lately concerning broken Ruger Mark IV firing pins. A few, that broke into two parts, had the front section separate and that front part put a nasty "ding" in the chamber mouth. https://i.imgur.com/WWSiNWNm.jpg Check your firing pins to see if that ...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:30 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mark IV Firing Pins Breaking
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Bad Mark IV Firing Pins

Yes sir. The above firing pin is from the new Ruger Mark IV. I replaced the firing pin in my Ruger Mark IV with a Ruger Mark II firing pin and it's working just fine and hasn't broken.
by SGW Gunsmith
on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:05 am
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: Bad Mark IV Firing Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Bad Mark IV Firing Pins

From my understanding, the Ruger Mark IV "safety" recall is still in full force. Now, in the middle of this recall, we are seeing the Ruger Mark IV style firing pins breaking on a regular basis. See the picture enclosed: https://i.imgur.com/WWSiNWNl.jpg The above picture is...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:22 am
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: Bad Mark IV Firing Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Recall: ALL Ruger MarkIV (including 22/45)

There is a difference between user level maintenance and armory or gunsmith level. Everyone should know how to maintain their tools be it a truck, car, boat, or firearm. Not everyone should disassemble things beyond their limitations. Well, who is it that creates those "limitations" ? I f...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:59 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Recall: ALL Ruger MarkIV (including 22/45)
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Recall: ALL Ruger MarkIV (including 22/45)

I've never had one of the motors in any of the vehicles I've owned over the years completely apart. I know my limitations. I did take a welding class at a technical college in Rice Lake, WI, and found that any "caveman" can do that sort of thing, after just a few hours of instruction. :o I...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:27 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Recall: ALL Ruger MarkIV (including 22/45)
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Handgun Photo Thread

Ruger Mark IV Competition Target. This pistol hasn't shown any of the abnormaladies that are claimed to be an issue with the Ruger Mark IV recall, so I feel no need to send it back to Ruger.

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by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:01 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Handgun Photo Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 28373

Family Range Day

This up coming Sunday, August 20th, the Indian Head Rifle & Pistol Club in Spooner, WI will be holding our annual "Family Range Day" . There will be archery shooting, .22 rimfire and rifle shooting, & black powder shooting. All is free, including lunch and soft drinks. Bring the fa...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:55 am
 
Forum: Leagues And Shooting Clubs
Topic: Family Range Day
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Re: Something To Be Aware Of

FJ540 wrote:No, but 99% of everything I've ever welded has been a first time too.

If you want to keep pinning them on prior to failure, I'm not going to stop you. This post really belongs in the for sale section though.


Well, that's for dam sure!
by SGW Gunsmith
on Thu May 11, 2017 8:27 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Something To Be Aware Of
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Ordered a rather ugly gun today...

Well there goes the annual bonus, but it's for a good cause. This one is pretty pricey so the ugliness per dollar is quite low. I don't think it's too ugly though. Who knows when it will arrive. I put the special order receipt with my will and health care directive so my kids can inherit it, or at ...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed May 10, 2017 7:47 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ordered a rather ugly gun today...
Replies: 31
Views: 4231

Re: Something To Be Aware Of

FJ540 wrote:That can be welded in less than 5 minutes.



It was the FIRST time and it failed. Have you welded these before?
by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed May 10, 2017 7:26 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Something To Be Aware Of
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Ruger Mark III 22/45 Suppressed

The tires were just an analogy. The point was if you are trying to show off your business it would probably be best to use high quality products to do so. You should not need to use special ammo, run custom bolts and tune a 22LR to get your rimfire can to be quiet. A high quality can out of the box...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 am
 
Forum: Suppressors
Topic: Ruger Mark III 22/45 Suppressed
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Something To Be Aware Of

Over the years I've had a whole bunch of Ruger Mark II pistols cross my bench. There was a spate of time when Ruger thought it would be easier to make the Ruger Mark II bolt, in two parts. The two part bolts are often found with a mainspring housing assembly that started out as a solid, one-piece ca...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:43 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Something To Be Aware Of
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Ruger Mark IV Competition Target

mmcnx2 wrote:I removed the front and rear because they both look like afterbirth and just bolted the reddot on the rail. Heck with my old eyes iron sights are only good for about 15ft anyway.


Which rail did you use?
by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:59 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mark IV Competition Target
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Ruger Mark IV Competition Target

The issue isn't the height, it's that the dovetail is 3x wider than the groove it resides in and the whole mechanism looks scabbed on rather than designed to perch atop a round receiver - like a badly modified M1911 which started with a blade rear sight but someone stuck a Novak in. They look like ...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:12 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mark IV Competition Target
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Re: Places to practice shooting.

I'm fortunate to be able to have my range out behind my shop. I can shoot out to 200 yards and have quite a few metal plate pistol shooting targets. There are times when I need to share my range with some of the native residents that have been prowling about this land before I acquired it: http:...
by SGW Gunsmith
on Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:29 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Places to practice shooting.
Replies: 19
Views: 1988
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