Ruger MK3 Target loading chamber scratched !?

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by Hulk, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Hulk

    Hulk New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    First of all I would like to apologize about my english. It's not my native language.

    I just bought a brand new Ruger MK3 Target with an old Serial (227-59xxx) a 2007 model.

    yesterday night, I shot around 200 rounds with no real problem : only 3 feeding problems.

    But when I came back home and I look at it, I notices a little scratch in a piece of metal (the barrel or extractor I don't know).

    Here the pictures (you can click on them to enlarge it) :

    It look like the loading chamber as been scratched

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    What do you think ? Is it a known problem ?

    Thanks for you help !

    Mike.
     
  2. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Not a gunsmith but agree with you.
    To me it looks like a small chunk of metal has been displaced and there is some wear in that area.
    If it were mine I'd have a gunsmith look at it before firing it again.
    Personally I would want my money back.
     

  3. hombre243

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    Firing pin damage

    Looks to me like the previous owner dry fired a dent in the chamber mouth. If you take it to a good gunsmith he may be able to do something to remedy it. I have seen this on other posts and the consensus has been damage from dry firing. For sure the factory can fix it, or an authorized repair shop in or around Paris, since you live outside the US. Send the factory a picture and ask what to do. Good luck.
     
  4. Hulk

    Hulk New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for your answers.

    Hombre243> I'm the first owner. It's strange because the Ruger's serial start with 227, means it was made in 2007. The gunsmith here told me it's a brand new one and sometimes they have stock for a long time....

    A gunsmith on a french forum told me it's a known problem on the Ruger and its not a big deal.

    This part can not be change I guess ?

    thank you
     
  5. Hulk

    Hulk New Member

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    Thank you for your answers !

    I saw the gunsmith today, and he told me exactly the same thing : this part is so thin, like a razor blade; it always break. It's very common to Ruger.

    So I guess it's "normal".

    Again, thank you for your answer.
     
  6. LCR-lover

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    Instructional manuel

    I had the same mark on mine a few years back and it was due to a pin coming out( during reassembly after cleaning) of the bolt carrier that allowed the firing pin to go forward and make this mark. A round would not chamber and I noticed the mark and it had a small burr over the edge of the chamber preventing a round to chamber. I filed it off and found the pin and put it back in and it fired ok, the firing pin had not been hurt. The instruction manuel explains this at the top of page 24 in the reassembly section. Maybe this happened to yours before you got it. I hope this helps!
     
  7. Hulk

    Hulk New Member

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    Thank you LCR-lover !
     
  8. DonnieD

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    Hulk, absolutely no reason to apologize for your English, you have a better command of the language than a large percentage of native speakers on the internet.

    Sorry the Ruger has issues, Rugers are typically bomb proof. Don
     
  9. Hulk

    Hulk New Member

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    Hi DonnieD

    I learned english in the USA in 1990 during 1 year in Portland (Oregon) But I never came back to USA. i Was 17 ! I have only one wish, it's to come back with my wife and my two kids !
    I just love your country !
     
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  10. Hulk

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    Thank you for the precisions SGW ! These plastic is very interesting !

    Since my last post, I shot around 1000 rounds (Winchester X HV) and I had 0 miss fire or bad loading ! It works like a Swiss watch ! :)
     
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