Mark III vs Mark II magazines

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by ccryder, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. ccryder

    ccryder New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I passed up 4-5 Mark II magazines at the gun show last weekend. I purchased 2 Mark III magazines on Ebay and one turned out to be a Mark II (they turned up after the show). My stock 22/45 Mark III functions fine with Mark II as well as Mark III magazines. I was wondering what is the purpose of the extra notch on the Mark III magazine (The magazine catch is lower on the body of the magazine.)

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    Neil S.
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I've heard that its part of the magazine safety function (won't fire with mag removed), but I don't know that for sure because I've never taken one down to inspect it myself.
     

  3. ccryder

    ccryder New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In our little town of Lebanon, TN we have 5 gun shops. Yesterday I stopped by one and there were 10, 22/45 Mark III magazines on the shelf. Now there is 7. If anyone wants one PMme and I'll get you in touch.

    Neil S