Questions on Standard Mark 1

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I, actually my son just aquired a standard model mark 1. This was my grandfathers who died several years ago and my uncle just handed it over to me as a gift from his great grandfather to my son. I am somewhat a ruger nut with multiple single six's, M-77's and 10-22's but this is my/our first auto handgun so I have a few questions for some of you wiser old owls. It is a very clean 1974 model with just one magazine, no box but does have the original paper manual.

Anything along the line of recalls on these???

Any problems that are common to this model???

What particular magazines will work for this???

Any other words of wisdom for a 12 year old (and his dad) on this particular handgun???

We gave it a workout today on the over sized zuchini's from the garden and it functioned flawlessly and was in fact very accurate. So any tips or words of wisdom would be appreciated.
 

72Flattop

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AJGUNNER,

I had one that I purchased new in 1973 and used it until I traded it about four years ago. I never heard of a recall for that model. I also never had a problem with mine ... just be sure to keep it cleaned and lubed. My only regret on that model was fixed sights. You should be able to pick up spare magazines for that one without too much problem (try Popperts).

p.s. - the guy who traded with me for that one was not the sharpest crayon in the box ... he irritated me on the deal, so he didn't get the box. You want it? I bought it in Corvallis, OR and it still has the bill of sale in the box. I think it cost me less than $40. :lol:
 

teejay

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If you have any doubts, send it to Ruger's repair facility in Prescott, AZ. I send my 1953 Standard (which you have if it's a fixed sighted and not adjustable, a true MKI) and they replaced the bolt and replaced all the innards. Is yours actually marked MKI, or are using the term generically? They did a great job on mine. New factory mags can be bought on e-Bay, Numrich, and other places. TJ
 
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If its a 1973 model , there are no recalls to worry about, that should have the A-100 frame so uses the later, two slotted magazines, and you can use the even newer Mk II magz in it as well......they will hold an 'extra' shot...no, they will NOT hold open the bolt on the last shot......you can lock the bolt back, by pushing up the safety when the bolt is all the way back ( open)
the trick on any of the 'standards'or Mark's I or II's, is when taking them apart and putting them back together after field stripping them ( removing the upper receiver from the grip frame.......Bullseye and some of the others have noted some links that will walk you through it quite easily. Nice gun, very accurate and works like they should....enjoy it
 
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