Sunday, September 16, 2012

Parts of a Complete Breakfast

Amish bacon, eggs and buttermilk pancakes made from scratch.  Proper fuel to do a  complete disassembly of the Ruger Mark III.

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I love shooting this gun and it's easy to do a quick clean after a morning at the range, but everyone says this firearm is hard to put back together after a complete tear down.


Wow!  There are a lot of parts in this thing.  

I think I need more bacon. . .

43 comments:

  1. My experience with a Mk II is you had better either be an expert putting it back together or have a detailed manual because you may never figure it out otherwise. JMHO.

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  2. The tear down is easy.... Back together, that's a bit more effort.

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  3. We see what you did there. :) But more bacon is ALWAYS in order.

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  4. Gads! I never knew there was an automatic round counter in there!

    Still, they ARE a bear to get dis/re assembled IMHO. At least I had a horrible time, last time I attempted it!

    Vic303

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  5. Tear-down is always easy.


    Put-together now...

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  6. Thought it was funny when I spotted the egg beater!

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  7. MMMMmmmmmm . . . . a bit of Templeton Rye might help as well . . . .

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  8. Lol... the round counter almost made me shoot Iced Tea out of my nose :)

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  9. Aside from the wood grips, which I wanted but was out of stock (everywhere, for too long), I have your pistols sister! Love that gun. I've never done a complete tear-down though. I would lose a piece, forget I was doing things, and it would remain lost, possibly unnoticed. I know my limits, at this time.

    Yum! Breakfast! Although... next time you might wish to plan for breakfast and lunch, and maybe dinner too?

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  10. Yup.

    3 slices just ain't enough!

    Bob
    III

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  11. You're braver than I am. Those are a beast to put back together...

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  12. I see that I'm not the first to find an alligator clip inside a Ruger Mk. III

    They say that if you tilt the muzzle up during reassembly, the alligator clip drops right in.

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  13. That explains why I got the stovepipe after my tear down. I forgot to reinstall the solenoid!

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  14. Amish bacon is a complete breakfast. I'll take 3lbs.

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  15. 1/4" Stereo? My Mk III only does mono. Is this a new model or an aftermarket add-on?

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  16. Yep, bacon fixes just about everything. :)

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  17. Ok, I'm a total newbie, but even I noticed some of those parts aren't really gun parts....of course I'm smug-for-a-moment that I know what the extra "parts" ARE for, LOL.....thanks for the giggle of the day......

    Amish bacon looks awesome, gotta try that some day......

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  18. Looks like someone added a few extra parts, perhaps when you took a bathroom break. I will be worried though if/when you are done reassembling, there are no extra parts left.

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  19. Lol, Keads was just just saying how many people come to him with these babies they have disassembled, but can't quite get back in working order.

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  20. This looks like a job for EJ, Bobbi, and Tam...

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  21. Duke - the first time I did it, I got it apart and had to call Roberta X and Tam for help. I'd like to say it gets easier, but it doesn't. But it really does well, with just a good general clean up, and I don't have to field strip it often.

    Vic - automatic round counter Ha!

    Paladin - well hello! Glad it made you laugh.

    Turk Turon - I somehow knew you would know that. .

    TinCan - I get some everytime I'm at Beef Mart, or Midwest Chick and Mr. B. pick it up for me.

    Ed Skinner - 5 mm audio plug. VERY good!

    Mrs. S. - Barkley was the only one in the room. HMMMMMM.

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  22. It depends on what serial number your MK III is as to what's actually inside. Mine has two eggbeaters and no alligator clip and the round counter in mine is digital.
    I'm gonna go make me some breakfast if I can just find the bacon.

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  23. I'm with TCA! What is this MORE word you speak of?
    I thought a pound was the USG single-serving size!
    OH, and two complaints:
    1) The pancakes weren't big enough, and
    2) You forgot to warn us of the impending food porn!

    gfa

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  24. naturegirl - there are still about 5 "parts" no one has identified. This has been fun!

    Drang - there are many reasons those three are on speed dial. :-)

    Rich in NC - TWO egg beaters. Cool!

    armedlaughing - Trust me, if warranted I CAN make the Uncle Buck pancakes! But I try and eat healthy portions 95% of the time.

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  25. Well, hell, there's your trouble, you have two fragistats and not enough retro encabulators.
    \The rheostats and spool of wire are a nice touch. Do they now ship them with aerials? The short sheet metal screw- in phillips head, no less! Is amusing as well.

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  26. Beater works pretty good for reaming out the barrel and the counter to keep track of the bacon trips but that spanner..... oh well pass the bacon..... ty.... have a good week.

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  27. Good one, Brigid! I thought I saw a couple of funny things but with my limited experience, I was keeping quiet...but I know breakfast and that looked OK ;-)

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  28. Harumph. Can't see what the problem is. The internal screwdriver bits indicate it is the self-assembling model, no?

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  29. there are a few parts missing, you'll never get it back together until you find them

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  30. And that is why there is brisk business in the Mark II's. No round counter!

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  31. I saw the disassembled Mark and started twitching.

    They're annoying enough to get back together just from a field-strip...

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  32. I lost the potentiometer out of mine...

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  33. Bob - or the two cribbage pins.
    :-)

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  34. Never, ever take a Mark 3 down.
    Spray some stuff in there, spray some other stuff in there, wipe off what you can, and shoot it it.
    Man was not meant to hold a machine upside down and shake parts into place and align pegs and holes at the same time... while listening to Glen Beck and sippin' wikky at the same time.

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  35. Given that the round counter goes up to 999, I'm pretty impressed with the capacity of that handgun.

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  36. Was your pistol ever rebuilt by some unaccredited gunsmith? Because that potentiometer is the same one as in my Buckmark, and I think it could only be factory for one or the other. . .

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  37. Haven't seen any mention of the Drexel cut off wheel!

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