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Ruger classics old and new

#1 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:44 pm

I thought I'd show off two of my recent acquisitions--a flat-top Ruger Blackhawk and a new Mark IV Target .22. I highly recommend the Mark IV, the ease of disassembly is mind-boggling compared to the earlier Marks. I'm a traditionalist and usually eschew the "latest and greatest" innovations, but this is one upgrade of a classic design I can endorse without hesitation!
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#2 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:46 pm

The Blackhawk is an early one with a four-digit serial number. I wasn't a fan of the stag grips at first, but they have grown on me!
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:06 pm

PennsylvaniaRifleman wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:44 pm
I highly recommend the Mark IV, the ease of disassembly is mind-boggling compared to the earlier Marks.
Both pistol look very nice... But please elaborate on what makes it easier...???

I like the stag grips also..

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#4 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:06 pm
PennsylvaniaRifleman wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:44 pm
I highly recommend the Mark IV, the ease of disassembly is mind-boggling compared to the earlier Marks.
Both pistol look very nice... But please elaborate on what makes it easier...???

I like the stag grips also..
Thanks. The Mark IV has a disasssembly button at the rear, that when pressed, allows the upper receiver to rotate up and off of the lower frame. The earlier Marks needed the mainspring to be removed at the rear of the grip to allow the bolt assembly to be removed. Reassembly of the mainspring assembly required careful alignment of the mating parts between the bolt assembly and the fire control group, complicated because you had to sort of go by feel.

It's easier now than separating the upper and lower receivers of an AR-15.
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#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:46 pm

Many many thanks for sharing that.. I tend to hate all change.. but in this case it is good.. Thanks again

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#6 Post by steamer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:21 pm

Nice looking pistols - now I'm itching to take my Blackhawks out for a spin.

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