Mark I safety non engagement problem

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Howdy All,

1. New to the forum, but my first pistol was a Ruger MkI, 5.5" bull bought at a Coast to Coast store in 1980. I love it, have shot thousands of rounds through it, and .....

2. Currently have a problem with the safety button not pushing up into place. It won't hold the bolt back either naturally - that's how I discovered it wasn't functioning.

3. A little more background: just before this discovery, the firing pin return spring broke after all these years and Brownell's squared me away in no time with a new one - Go Brownell's!--. I got it back together, the pin in the bolt doesn't fall out any more, but now this safety thing- Grrrr.

4. The safety goes all the way up into position(ball into detent) with the receiver separate from the barrel assembly. But not when assembled.

------OH MY------ I guess that's why I went downstairs one more time to try the combinations of receivers, and bolts. More background - I recently got a second MkII - and was trying to disassemble and assemble the newest acquistion just after I fixed the broken spring from the MkI. So, today as I was disassembling the MkI and a MkII to try to narrow the problem- both the bolts looked the same and did not work. So just after #4, I went down, got all three, laid out and took apart and---DUH, the MkI bolt was in the other MkII. Pretty flaming obvious!

5. I feel kinda foolish airing this on the forum as a first post from an old Ruger enthusiast - but facts is facts. Operator Error - taking more than one gun apart at the same time. Lesson Learned.

ML27
 
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Hey, we resemble that remark...happens ALL too often, and then guys wonder "why" are there 'numbers' on the parts of their guns.........
try having 20-30 guns around you are working on ,all at the same time....let alone when we trained at the factory for a couple of gun companies (Smith,High Standard, and Dan Wesson....) and there were HUNDREDS and they were all the same...... :shock:


at least you did a "comparison" and found out for YOURSELF, and didn't have to Pay or send it ut to get "serviced"...thats when it hurts and becomes a bit "embarrassing".... :wink:

ML27, welcome to the Forum, glad to have you on board........
 

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ML27 wrote
5. I feel kinda foolish airing this on the forum as a first post from an old Ruger enthusiast - but facts is facts. Operator Error - taking more than one gun apart at the same time. Lesson Learned.

Hey ML27 welcome to the forum. You shouldn't feel too bad. At least you found the problem. I know for a fact there are people here who have made worse mistakes. Also your post just might help someone down the line who does the same thing :)
 

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