reassembly 22/45 MIII (mainspring housing assembly stuck)

Help Support Ruger Forum:


Apr 7, 2010
I just got a Mark III and somehow managed to reassembly it wrong and now I can't get the mainspring housing assembly back out to save my life. It comes out about 1/4 of the way and it's just stops... obviously something is blocking it. I've shaken it until I was blue in the face... holding the trigger, up side down, any direction you can think of, and still not able to get it to budge. I've stuck a thin metal rod in there thinking I could get whatever is blocking it out of the way... but I've already spent plenty of time on it, there's gotta be a better idea...anyone been through this?