Never Pass Up A Box ....................

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by SGW Gunsmith, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. SGW Gunsmith

    SGW Gunsmith Active Member

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    marked "GUN PARTS". That box just might have something very interesting inside:
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    Last Friday I passed a house that had a sign out front stating there was an "Estate Sale" going on that day. So, I went in to 'nose around' and see if anything interesting was to be had.
    The box was marked 'gun parts $65.00', so I opened it up and paid what the asking price entailed, no argument and only had the hope all the parts were there.
    Once I got back to my shop curiosity took over and I assembled the pistol if only to see which, if any parts, were missing. After final assembly, only one grip screw was absent:
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    Not near as smooth as a Ruger Mark II is when NIB, and surely not after the Mark II has been shot for a while, but with a little time invested, I do believe this pistol will do what it needs to do. Kinda hard to beat the price.
     
  2. RL Johnson

    RL Johnson Active Member

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    Nice find. I have heard about people taking their Ruger apart and not able to reassemble it. I guess the previous owner went to maker before he would admit to his wife he could not put it back together.
    I was almost in the same shape for my Mark III 22/45 but YouTube bailed me out.
     
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  3. SGW Gunsmith

    SGW Gunsmith Active Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure there is a very similar story involved as you suggest.