Ruger MkIII frame


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sonrider657
September 15, 2010, 09:05 PM
Is there anywhere to get a Ruger MkIII pistol frame? The barrel/chamber is the serialized "firearm" so the frame should be able to be purchased without an FFL. Does anyone know where I can get one?

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bigfatdave
September 15, 2010, 09:58 PM
I don't, but don't Volquartsen and TacSol get frames for their custom builds from somewhere?

You could look for a junker mkII (maybe a mkI, not sure) at a gun show and cannibalize the frame, keeping the upper as a spare parts donor ... most parts swap so long as they aren't involved with the LCI silliness.

Try RimfireCentral for the real experts, though, that's where the specialists are reading/posting about their adventures with Ruger's fine rimfire platforms.

The Lone Haranguer
September 15, 2010, 10:54 PM
The barrel/chamber is the serialized "firearm" so the frame should be able to be purchased without an FFL.
It is the opposite.

GLOOB
September 16, 2010, 02:46 AM
It's usually the opposite with pistols. The serialized frame/receiver is usually the bottom half with the slide and barrel riding along on top. But on a Ruger Mk, the barrel and receiver are a single piece of milled steel. Indeed, this is the chunk that is serialized. The grip frame is not serialized.

1KPerDay
September 16, 2010, 12:17 PM
It is the opposite.
Not in this case.

StupidPopMediaReference
September 16, 2010, 02:10 PM
If the frame is the same as on a MKII you could keep an eye here for when they get them in stock:

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=8289

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