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I shot a steel plate rimfire match today with my 22/45....I was accurate, but slow.....but that's not the problem....I got home and decided it was time to fieldstrip it and give it a good cleaning. I haven't done that since last year when I stripped it, put it back together - it would not fire and I could not take it apart again....well, you guessed it...the very same stinkin' thing happend this afternoon. So tomorrow morning, I'm carrying it back to the shop, to get them to take it apart and make it functional again. After it is again functional, I'm going to ask if he will watch me fieldstrip it and put it back together, and tell me what I'm doing wrong.....if not, I'll take it to another gun shop (that I like better anyways), and trade it for either a S&W 22A heavy barrel, or a Walther P22 5" barrel....I would prefer the Walther, but the Smith is a lot less expensive....I would hate to get rid of the Ruger, but I just can't deal with a gun that I cannot clean.......just wanted to get that off my chest.....
 

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Sounds like you're missing something. Let us know what it is you're doing wrong. I had a S&W model 315 9mm semi that I couldn't ever get back together without a fight. It took me forever and I wanted to toss it out the window. :x
 

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That's how I feel about the 22/45....I love the way it handles....it is very accurate, and is a nice pointer...but why did Ruger ever design something that is so difficult....it's not just me, I've heard a lot of people complain about this topic.....
 

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I had the same problem with my MKIII. Gave it to my son-in-law. :lol:
I just picked up a 22/45. I haven't shot or cleaned it yet, but I think I saw somewhere in the manual that there is a different step somewhere between the MKIII and the 22/45.
Hopefully it's a little easier. My problem had to do with the hammer on reassembly I think.
 

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John, thats what I think my problem is....the hammer (seems to me), is locking up the entire works, and I can't get the slide boltpin/backstrap assy out....very frustrating...and mine is a 22/45.....
 

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I have heard people cuss the MK2 for years because it is supposed to be hard to get back together. I swear, I seldom have any trouble, and if you do, it is always the hammer strut. THe trick is to make sure the hammer is cocked when you put the barrel assembly on, then to pull the trigger and let the hammer and strut go forward to put the mainspring housing in. As you swing the housing in, then you angle the strut toward the housing. I can take one apart and put it back together in just a few minutes. But, I have owned one or another for over 25 years now too.
 

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Tim, my problem is that I've got it back together, it will not function properly, and I can't take it apart again....the mainspring housing will not swing out, so that I can pull the bolt retaining pin out....I thought about trying to drive it out with a steel rod and a hammer.....usually, when I think things like that, it's time to carry it to someone else..... :eek:


Jim, if the shop has the Sig, I'll look at it this morning.....
 

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If it can be turned on without the key, it might have...anyways, the store has it now, waiting for their gunsmith to come to work. If the slide bolt retainer went in, it looks like it would come back out...that's the problem....I can't get it apart again so that I can try to get everything lined up right, so I can put it back together. This gun is really testing my patience.....
 

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Whenever I buy a new gun I always clean it. I bought a 22/45 several years ago and broke it down, scratched my head a lot, and cleaned it. Got it together ok and I learned a few tricks when I did it. Even helped a friend with his. Haven't broke it down in years so probably forgot it all and don't feel like trying to learn it all over again. Was thinking of trading it myself as my single six is all I need in a 22 handgun. As I get older the more something is a pain in the ass the less appealing it is too me.
 

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Picked up the 22/45 today....took them from Monday till Friday to get to it....I think my call to them this morning, got it done. A 3 minute job and it took them 5 days....I really think this particular shop has seen me for the last time....granted, they did not charge me, and for that I'm thankful, but they just act like they are the only game in town.....Think I will end up with a S&W 22A with heavy barrel and optic sites.....
 

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i've had a 22a before...........really like the mag release as a lefty and the ease of takin' it apart and removin' the barrel for cleanin'.......
 

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I shot one last Monday, and I've got to admit, the trigger on that gun was very smooth, compared to the 22/45. The owner of the gun showed me how to disassemble it....took every bit of 5 sec. and went back together just as easily.....
 
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