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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:31 pm 
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First off, I'd like to introduce myself. Smitty is my name! And, I am a proud owner of a new Ruger MKIII 22/45. A 51/2 inch removable grip panel rig.

I got it, and installed a VQ sear. Takedown and reassembly were actually quite easy, thanks to Bullseye, and his photo tutorial.

I took it out to the range, and put 200 rounds of CCI MM through it. After making a couple of windage adjustments it was putting 10 rounds into a nickle size area on my target @25 yards (sand bagged)

Then, I put on a cheap BSA reflex sight on it and was shooting grapefruits on the 50 yard line.

So far I am very happy with my new pistol.

I shot up the last of my CCI mini mag ammunition today. So, had to pull out a few bricks of some PMC Zapper .22LR that has been well kept for about 15 years. I looked it over and it still looked new & shiny like it did when I put it away. But within the first mag I had a full casehead separation. I'm a left handed shooter so my thumb got peppered pretty good. No damage to my thumb. But the mini blowout destroyed my (plastic)loaded chamber indicator.

Can I carry on without the parts installed? And Yes... I won't be feeding it any more of my Zapper!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:36 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:40 am 
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Quailty part fits and looks GREAT contact Bruce.Anytime I go the the range they always ask where did you get that.Buy one from Bruce and you will be happy and It will look good.


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 Post subject: LCI for Mk III
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:04 am 
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I had my LCI removed when the V'sen trigger parts were installed. Almost completely eliminated the infrequent jamming problem that I was having. The Mk III is a lot easier to clean as well.

(Note the 1911 style grips I attached as well; I used Gorilla Glue!)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:10 pm 
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To answer the question: Yes, you can carry on without the parts.

If you want to spend the $20 on a little piece of metal to fill the slot, there is that option. To me it still just looks like a part that shouldn't be there, just like the original LCI.

My LCI doesn't bother me (enough, yet), but I did get a kick out of the text in the manual where it warns that it can just fall out on its own... (When the gun is otherwise disassembled, of course.)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Thank you for the helpful answers.

I don't need a loaded chamber gizmo anyways.


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You can also take the spring out of it, or just remove it altogether. I just left it out on my 22/45 as that is my tinker toy with the VQ parts in it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Baldy wrote:
You can also take the spring out of it, or just remove it altogether. I just left it out on my 22/45 as that is my tinker toy with the VQ parts in it.


When I find a round tuit, I'll do that also. Hasn't bothered me yet.


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Baldy wrote:
You can also take the spring out of it, or just remove it altogether. I just left it out on my 22/45 as that is my tinker toy with the VQ parts in it.

How do you take the spring out?
Thank you

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:30 pm 
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cbuxton41 wrote:
Baldy wrote:
You can also take the spring out of it, or just remove it altogether. I just left it out on my 22/45 as that is my tinker toy with the VQ parts in it.

How do you take the spring out?
Thank you


http://www.guntalk-online.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=398&highlight=lci+removal


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cbuxton41 wrote:
Baldy wrote:
You can also take the spring out of it, or just remove it altogether. I just left it out on my 22/45 as that is my tinker toy with the VQ parts in it.

How do you take the spring out?
Thank you



I took the barrel off and gave it a few taps with a hard rubber hammer and the pin pops out a little. Grab it with some needle nose pliers and pull the pin out. (mine was pastic). Take the little metal piece out and the spring. You can now put the LCI back in or leave it out. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:04 pm 
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Baldy wrote:
cbuxton41 wrote:
Baldy wrote:
You can also take the spring out of it, or just remove it altogether. I just left it out on my 22/45 as that is my tinker toy with the VQ parts in it.

How do you take the spring out?
Thank you



I took the barrel off and gave it a few taps with a hard rubber hammer and the pin pops out a little. Grab it with some needle nose pliers and pull the pin out. (mine was pastic). Take the little metal piece out and the spring. You can now put the LCI back in or leave it out. :)

Thank you. Lot of changes since my 1959 Mark I


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Yes there has been a lot of changes. I like you missed the MK-II altogether. I have a MK-I that sat in the safe for about 20yrs or longer. I am just now getting caught up a little. I got a .22/45 & a MK-III in the last six months. Took the MK-I with me the other day and put 100rds through it and it ran perfect. Never used one of them fancy scopes before and now I have two. :lol:

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Goodness, if the lawyers at Ruger find out the pistol will work with out the loaded chamber indicator installed.......


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I keep wondering if anyone had the same thought as me and will take a MKIII Stainless and just weld the offending slot shut and re-polish the reciever. I haven't done that yet but I plan to. Anyone see anything wrong from a functionality standpoint with that?


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