Volquartsen parts in a Ruger Mark II anyone?


December 26, 2006, 06:53 PM
I'm looking to bring the trigger pull on my Mark II up to the level of my other pistols.

Does anyone have experience with Volquartsen or other brands of hammer and/or sear replacement?

I'm not looking for a light pull, just a little crisper.

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December 26, 2006, 07:04 PM
Installing a Volquartsen sear will reduce the trigger pull to around a tenth of an ounce, while keeping all the creep in the break (if not adding more). A Volquartsen hammer will get rid of some of the creep, and will reduce the pull down to a hundredth of an ounce. A Volquartsen trigger won't affect the pull, except for letting you adjust the overtravel. And a Volquartsen extractor will eliminate the biggest weak spot in the design, and instantly resolve stovepiping issues most of the time.

If you ever figure out how to get a crisper break without lightening the weight to a ridiculous level, let me know. I've been trying to figure that out, too.

December 26, 2006, 07:13 PM
I had my Ruger Gov't model Volquartsenize by a place call "On Target Guns" about eight years ago. I sent them the entire gun and they put in all the parts. It worked out great - Still holding about a 2.5 Lb. pull that's fairly crisp and no overtravel. I don't know if On Target is still in business.

I think the guy's name is Bill (at On Target), and he had to put in a lot of hand labor - not just simply exchange parts to get the trigger that I wanted.


December 26, 2006, 07:53 PM
Have you done any research at http://www.rimfirecentral.com ? I had some really good luck there with info/research a couple of years ago when I was building up a 10/22. (They saved me a ton of money). If I remember right they had quite a bit of info on the Mark II's.

Have a good one,

December 27, 2006, 12:07 AM
Have installed two hammer & sear kits. They resulted in nice consistent pulls and no subsequent changes. I used Clark steel triggers in lieu of the Volquartsens.

Good value for the money.

Only my opinion, which is subject to overrule by anybody with internet access.

December 27, 2006, 12:54 AM
I did the V hammer/trigger/sear on my MkIII, and I'm lovin' it.

December 27, 2006, 12:17 PM
I installed the Volquartsen Accurizing Kit in a 22/45 I used to own. Installation was a straight forward parts swap. The gun ended up with a very consistant 2.5# trigger pull.

Solid value to me...


December 27, 2006, 12:53 PM
Volquartsen extractor - Ruger should install these at the factory on both Mark 2's and 10/22's. They make a big difference in most guns.

dmftoy1 - rimfirecentral didn't save me any money - they cost me alot! :D

December 27, 2006, 01:47 PM
Thanks fellas.

I have heard a few reports like RyanM's, maybe the hole allignment was a little off on some Mk II's.

Rimfirecentral is a bit sparse on the Mk IIs, and Mk II.org seems to be gone.

I think I'll go with the hammer at first, then add the sear later to save money.

I had a couple incredible groups at 75 yards (Mini Mags) on Saturday when I was able to completly relax and 'milk' the trigger through the creep. I even managed to tip a couple bowling pins over at 100 yards (they tip over forward with a .22).
With a better trigger, maybe I'll be able to do that more consistantly.

December 27, 2006, 01:56 PM
My MKII uses the V. hammer and sear along with a Marvel trigger while my local gunsmith installed a set screw to take up the pretravel.

Result: a #2 pull that's crisp as you could possibly ask for.


5 rounds at 25 yards, CCI Mini Mags (and I swear I could have called that low "flyer"). It'll do this all day long assuming I do my part.

December 27, 2006, 07:05 PM
Try the Volquartsen hammer and sear first before you spring for the trigger. The factory trigger in the Mark II target already comes with an over-travel adjustment screw, though it is only accessible by removing the trigger (which is not at all difficult).

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