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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:22 am 
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Well I am in the look for another MKII..
I had to sell my Government Target Model & Competition Target Models a while back to make ends meet..
Last weekend I saw a guy with a Stainless 6 7/8" Tapered Target who wanted $275 with one magazine & no box etc..
Should I have passed it up??
I will more than likely see him again at the gunshow the 1st-3rd of January & wondered about the current prices that the MKIIs bring?
I just can't get passes the loaded chamber indicator, magazine safety, & internal locking device that the current MKIIIs have..
Also I noticed that on the Sturm Ruger website that the tapered target models aren't listed any longer..
I was almost set on buying a Glock 26 but already have a G19 RTF2 plus a few S&W snubs that can be carried alot easier than a Glock..
Also I "NEED" a 22 rimfire pistol to shoot cheaply when I go to the range, I already have a 10/22 that's my rimfire rifle..

I'm gonna have a look at this guys MKII again "Closely" & make him an offer of $250 but might go $275??
I need to check it out & make sure the extractor isn't broken & that it's bolt looks good etc..
Probobly then buy a Volquartzen extractor & a couple extra magazines & a set of Hogue Target Grips..

So what's the current market value of Ruger MKIIs??
I didn't see many for sale on Auction Arms or Gunbroker..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:27 am 
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gary, that is a very fair price, what I have sold them for around here....I too, prefer, the earlier Mk II, than the MK III, cannot get past all the 'lawyered up' crap...yeah, I know "safety first"...BUT.......
as for a box, they are around,common,hell I probably got one laying back in the stash.........
go for what YOU like and yes, try to 'deal".....

good luck and best in the new Year to you................

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:44 pm 
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Hey if I pick it up Dan I'll give you an email about maybe possibly picking one of those tupperware boxes up from you..
To me just the added steps for disassembly that require the magazine & the other BS is enough to make me "Run Away" from the MKIII
This will be Jan 1st
Happy new Year DanT
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Maybe see you in Wilmington? at the OGCA? I can bring one of them 'tubs' with me, let us know..........

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I don't make it up to Ohio but need to someday..
Just not worth traveling that far..
I usualy try an stay in Kentucky & Indiana on my gunshows
I'll let you know what I find @ the Gunshow in Louisville
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Here's what the pistol in question Looked like..
I found this pic via Google search & rehosted..
Gary/BP
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:36 pm 
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berettapistols wrote:
Last weekend I saw a guy with a Stainless 6 7/8" Tapered Target who wanted $275 with one magazine & no box etc..
Should I have passed it up??


Seems fair to me. I recently paid a little more than that for a NIB model, but I also felt that I got a very good deal.

The stainless 6-7/8" Target with tapered barrel isn't as common as many other configurations.

If you like it, you'd better haggle and see what you can come up with.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:18 am 
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Oh I'd pay extra for a new one..
I've got enough booty, have been wanting to replace my favorite shooters that I had to sell/trade..
This Tapered Barrel Target seemed to be very sweet..
BTW I have a torn rotator cuff in my strong side right shoulder & also thought the lighter weight might also be a benifit of that barrel..
If my Buddy still has it, I will lay $250 in his lap & see what that does..
I know what to look for, Broken extractor, loose barrel/reciever to frame, gouged mainspring housing, broken rear sights etc..
In fact that reminds me to put a paperclip in my pocket along with my bore light & tie wrap cutter..
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Gary, we keep one of our 'monogrammed' show tools in our pocket, does all we need it to do, yes, even "open" the back of the semi auto 22 Rugers......



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Now you got me curious.
Rugerguy how do you use that to open the back?


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the point , on the lower left, hooks under and lifts up the 'stem' in the mainspring housing..........beats a paper clip or a hook made out of nylon, or scratching it all with a screwdriver ( though that is usually the handiest around...) just gotta be careful you do NOT scratch it all up or gouge it like MOST folks seem to do........ :roll:

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Hey that could even be used to open your mail with..
Hopefully it doesn't work on "BILLS"
I can open "Most" MKII mainspring latches with my thumbnail if I'm carefull, which I always am..
A "Booby Pin" works best for this task IMO..
Thanks for the tip Dan..
I'll have to come up & see you & Laura sometime..
Gary


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:48 pm 
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rugerguy wrote:
the point , on the lower left, hooks under and lifts up the 'stem' in the mainspring housing..........beats a paper clip or a hook made out of nylon, or scratching it all with a screwdriver ( though that is usually the handiest around...) just gotta be careful you do NOT scratch it all up or gouge it like MOST folks seem to do........ :roll:


Yes, I stopped using the paper clip on blue ones.
Have to give that letter opener a try. Didn't figure that tip was strong enough. thanks


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just enought to get the lever "lifted" (started) then you use your finger tips or a strong finger nail( if you eat LOTS of calcium or gelatin, or whatever...)
Hey I don't use 'booby pins' after I grew out of my 'fro, years ago........... :roll:

Hey Gary come up to the OGCA in Wilmington, page me and I'll get you in with a "guest pass".............lots of the Ruger folkss will be there, as well as quite a few of the 'smith boys...I think Bob C is coming , his daughter is "supposed" to bring him down. you'll enjoy it...........

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:29 pm 
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I need to come up there sometime..
I have a buudy near there that I've never met..
Remember when you sent me a couple of goodies for my Ole Dan Wesson 15-2?? I owe you one Dan..
Hopefully Tommarow I'll be telling you of the days spoils..
Ruger Glock HK SIG S&W who knows??
Gary Out!!


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