This happened twice !!!!

Engineman1960

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Few months ago I bought a used Ruger MarK III 22/45, I did some modifications:

from this:

22:45 -- 1.jpg


to this:

Ruger Mark III -- 21 March 21.jpg


While putting the Ruger back together, the first time. I bent the long leg of the sear spring ( I thought it came that way). The leg finally slipped passed the hammer pin Friday (while I was at the range -- Excellent day !!!!)

so Friday night I take the Ruger apart -- found where I messed up -- straightened the long leg of the sear spring and put it to the rear of the hammer pin -- it provides tension for the sear and helps retain the hammer pin.

I am lining the trigger ( this wasn’t necessary to remove, but I took everything apart) up to install and I launch the trigger plunger and spring -- the plunger lands in my pocket the trigger spring lands somewhere in my garage.

This happened the last time I took the Ruger apart to change the trigger -- I lost the plunger. It took me 2 hours of searching to find the plunger !!!, didn’t want to spend 2 hours looking for the spring.

So Saturday morning I drive and call all over Tulsa, looking for a trigger spring -- No one has one !!!!

The best comment I heard was the Ruger Mark III is the most popular gun to bring to gunsmith in parts !!!!!

I go back home, wanting to clear my workbench, I put my Ruger parts in a box -- And there it is; the trigger spring; next to the rubber mat, under my Ruger parts.

Got the gun back together, went to the Range, was back at hitting the swingers at 26 yards.
 

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Very nice. How do you like the hive grip?

I have thought about getting one for my MKIV 22/45 several times. I like the feel of my MKIII 22/45 and it looks to me like this would make the MKIV even thicker than it is with factory grips.
 

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I like the Hive grips -- little bit more bulky than the standard grips -- but I sweat a lot during the summer, helps me grip the firearm; if your ever in Broken Arrow, we can go to the range and see for yourself -- If I had to do it over again, the Hive grips would be on the top of the list !!!!!
 

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