Ruger re-did my old MKI pistol

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by DDubya, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. DDubya

    DDubya Member

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    Back in 1972 I gave my father a Ruger MKI pistol in .22LR for Christmas. Serial number indicates it was made in 1951. It had fixed sights which I replaced with a set of fine Micro adjustables on the rear. Unfortunately, he did not take good care of it, and it picked up a lot of surface rust over the years. To make it worse, he took some steel wool and removed the rust but left behind a lot of scratches. After he died in 2009 I got the gun back. A few weeks ago I sent it back to Ruger for refinishing. They charged $110 and for $55 more they drilled and tapped it for a scope mount. Mount was included in the price.

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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Well done sir...!!

    Nice to see a vintage firearm make a comeback...
     

  3. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    Awesome, very well worth the $ to have an heirloom restored to such splendor. Congrats!
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats on money WELL spent,

    Knowing the story behind it, makes it that much more a great gun.




    Jim
     
  5. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Looks real good. Nice old gun, like new again.
     
  6. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    What an awesome job......looks great.....
     
  7. TJB63

    TJB63 New Member

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    Nice,

    I have 4" that was my Dad's, He paid a Whopping $37.50 for it back in 1963, I still have the Original box and receipt. I'll have to take it out and shoot it, I seem to recall it was having a Light Primer strike issue last time I had it out, Maybe I need to send it back to Ruger for an Overhaul.

    Thanks
    TJ
     
  8. tbspeed1

    tbspeed1 New Member

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    Looks brand new- nice to hear a company taking care of customers


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  9. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    That came out very nice!
     
  10. RugersRock

    RugersRock New Member

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    That looks fantastic. Kudos to Ruger as well.


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  11. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A job well done.Very good idea.
     
  12. DUNTOV

    DUNTOV New Member

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    Ruger does an excellent job
     
  13. Gabulldog

    Gabulldog New Member

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    It relly looks amazing again. Would be very hard for $165 to find another that old and has the looks yours has now. Love the heritage and stories that come with a family held firearm.
    As they say:
    price to refinish: $165.00
    packing it and mailing it: $30
    Family memories from the past, present and future: PRICELESS.
    Thanks for sharing.