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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Your assistance has been of great help! I can now understand the interactions, especially after my fiasco on how it works. Never notice the factory overtravel screw, wasn't wearing my glasses.... Definitely will change out the sear. Darn thing is still so tight. Thank you kind Sir! Best, rhtwist
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Thanks for the IMHO very comprehensive explanation. If I followed, a good aftermarket sear would be the most beneficial change!??!!! Not being a marksman, I don't know if I would need the pretravel, although the overtravel seems to me of benefit. The trigger plunger and spring don't bottom out...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Howdy Bullseye, The kits seem to contain a trigger with a better return plunger and spring, a lightened hammer and a sear. All possibly better finished and possibly crafted (probably)! I have seen a video on polishing certain parts with flitz paste polish. Like the plunger and sear. The...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Thanks for the help, Gentlemen!! New sear pivot spring and mag disconnect replacement bushing and all is back together. Wished I'd had the funds for the full upgrade kits.... Regards, rhtwist
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Great, that will be nice. Take care! rhtwist
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Well hello kind Sir, I did not dodge the bullet!!! After several attempts, the trigger and parts are in. Went to figure out how to put the sear and spring in on it's pin. Not knowing or thinking of the length of the pin, I pushed it through the sear pivot hole and another piece dropped out...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    You have been a great help! First, I never pulled the pins on my MKII.... I purchased about 30 years ago. So familiar may be a stretch. But I appreciate the caution you have suggested, better safe than sorry. Now I have to use that in practice (:-))! Muscle memory didn't help in the reassembly...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Bullseye, Don't know where my update prior to your quoted post got to, but I pulled the hammer and sear pivot pins and that freed the pistol up enough to get the lever out and pull the pin and disassemble the pistol. Pulled the trigger pin also and it's accompanying parts. Nothing appears...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Howdy and yes it does Sir. Any ideas on how to resolve the issue or do I go out and get a pick? Thank you Best, rhtwist
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Yes the thumb safety moves easily. And mine is the full metal MKIII. So I am following your description and to clarify for myself, if I pull the bolt back the trigger will fully depress with or without the magazine in the gun. I hope that matches what you are saying as I am trying to understand...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Howdy Bullseye, It is the MKIII Target. I did use force during the reassembly. Most likely too much and may have bent the hammer strut. When disassembled it was cleaned, it is stock, shot it the first time Thursday. Yes the the latch was loose. Ruger customer service had me do the phonebook...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Hello Kevin, That info is good to know. If I manage to fix this I may never clean it again {:-))! Finger's crossed! rhtwist
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Hello Bullseye57, Thank you for your comprehensive response as well as for your time. From another website, I got the same diagnoses with a slightly different solution. There I repeatedly bashed the muzzle on a phonebook on the floor. This did not succeed. The more aggressive method may work...
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    Ruger MKIII Stuck

    Hello to all, New member, suggested to your site. I have created a brand new Ruger MkIII problem. First disassembly and cleaning. Went well. Reassembly was a nightmare. There was force used. I managed to get it reassembled. But I messed up. The bolt will not retract more than approx. 3/4"...

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