Most Ruger Mark II owners already know about "some" of the Ruger Mark II stainless steel pistols having a "two-piece bolt". Some even know that there's a preventative method used by S.G.W. LLC that will not allow separation. I came across one of the most ignorant, no, actually STUPIDEST, statements over on RFC by some dolt that doesn't know squat about how the process is performed: "About paying a gunsmith to "pin" the cocking ear piece of the bolt to the bolt body? There's nothing magic about this "preventive" action; while the bolt is still in one piece a blind hole is drilled from the underside of the cocking ear piece at the six o'clock position and at its ℄ of depth, through the bolt body, and partially into the opposite side of the cocking ear piece, then a steel pin of a suitable diameter to allow for a press fit is then pressed into the hole. (Yah! Good idea genius) This steel pin is then cut flush with the rear of the bolt and dressed down flush. The only problem with this is that SGW uses carbon steel pins, which after only a short amount of time will begin to rust from simple handling." All BS, as those who have had this process performed, posted to straighten that idiot out. If anyone would like to actually know WHO the clown was that posted this, send me an email, or private message. Now, not only does this idiot not know anything about the process, and advertises that fact, but many, many others who have had this process performed on their bolts, shot the "dumbell" down by posting that not one of them has had a rusting process like that buffoon predicted. Well, what can we expect concerning someone who doesn't even have the skills to fabricate a simple, but GOOD, strong, spanner wrench by only providing two tiny nubs to loosen a stuck choke tube, rather that a solid plate that spans across for both slots. Now that's someone whose work can never be trusted, and certainly NEVER paid for.