How many different "competition target" models?

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aaronxs400

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Just curious, looking at all these MKII and MKIII, how many different guns were labeled as competition target?

I have seen the following in old auctions or classifieds:
MKII Stainless 6.875"
MKII Blue 6.875"
MKII 22/45 Blue 6.875"

MKIII Stainless 6.875"

I have seen the following, but not sure if they are labeled Competition or not
MKII Stainless 5.5"
MKII Blue 5.5"
MKII 22/45 Great Eight 8"
MKIII 22/45 5.5"
MKIII 22/45 4.5"

Anyone know about these other models, if they are just targets, govt models, or competition targets? Thanks!
 
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how many?? good question, but bottom line is unless the gun itself is MARKED "competition model' or the box/shipper, they are what they are, "target models" if having factory adjustable rear sights..........and your list is nowhere near "complete".......
 

98_1LE

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MKII 22/45 Great Eight 8" is marked 'Competition Target', as is the blued 6-7/8" slabside 22/45. No other MkII 22/45's were marked as such.
 

aaronxs400

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Exactly my point rugerguy. Which ones WERE labeled competition target? I dont care if they had a slabside barrel, just if they were labeled competition target. Do you know the different variations that were all competition target models?
 

mohavesam

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I believe all the Competition Target modes also had the adjustable trigger, including the 22/45.

Ruger's advertisements and catalogs used to proudly state that "All Competition Target models are shipped with a free Ruger scope mount and set of Ruger Rings... a $$ value".
However the 22/45 C/T models - 6 7/8 and 8" - were not.
I know this as I had to call and negotiate those parts (twice). But they did offer them "at cost"... :shock:
 
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mohavesam said:
I believe all the Competition Target modes also had the adjustable trigger, including the 22/45.
According to the Ruger parts breakdown there was no 'adjustable trigger' offered for the MK III. Do you have a part number for it?
 

mohavesam

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No I don't.
A quick check of the manuals shows the MkII Target (including the 22/45) models had the adjustable triggers - in the front of the trigger assy - and stop screws, while the MkIII guns do not have that option.
The MkII trigger part# was A01201, with the tiny adjustment screw being KA05800, a stainless screw.
I have used the adjustments and trigger-stop on my 22/45 hunting guns with great result, having received some comment from everyone who ever tried them.

I have avoided the Mk III guns successfully so far. My experience is strictly with the Mk II. With the MkIII I would suggest a Clark trigger job for a first-class 'smith trigger. See http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/22srmn.htm#trig
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aaronxs400 said:
Exactly my point rugerguy. Which ones WERE labeled competition target? I dont care if they had a slabside barrel, just if they were labeled competition target. Do you know the different variations that were all competition target models?

Not sure I'm reading the question correctly but: Only slabside barreled Mark II and III's are marked/labeled Competition Target. Came in a couple barrel lengths.
 

chet15

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kacher1 said:
aaronxs400 said:
Exactly my point rugerguy. Which ones WERE labeled competition target? I dont care if they had a slabside barrel, just if they were labeled competition target. Do you know the different variations that were all competition target models?

Not sure I'm reading the question correctly but: Only slabside barreled Mark II and III's are marked/labeled Competition Target. Came in a couple barrel lengths.

The short 4" and 4-1/2" slab side barrel Mark III's are not marked "Competition Target"
Chet15
 

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