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First Semi-auto .22lr

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by maskedman504, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. maskedman504

    maskedman504 Well-Known Member

    Picked this up from the gun shop today, won it on gunbroker. 71' Ruger and I am really happy with it! The finish is pretty nice in my opinion. Anything I need to know?

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  2. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    Very nice Ruger. That's my favorite profile for a Mark, tapered barrel, low profile sights.
    Mine is a Mark II, I don't know much about the older models like yours. I think yours would be a Ruger 'Standard', and would take the older 9 round mags.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  3. Fiv3r

    Fiv3r Well-Known Member

    The Ruger Mark series really are fantastic guns. Mine's a plain Jane MkIII, and it's fantastic. Most accurate pistol i own, and my constant hiking buddy.
  4. maskedman504

    maskedman504 Well-Known Member

    Well, mine was $355 plus shipping and I think I did okay. Hopefully get to try it out this weekend...
  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Nice clean looking standard model. Just saw one (built in 1968 by the serial number), in the box, at the LGS for around $400. I think you did just fine with your purchase.
  6. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    You just got to love that gun. In 1967 I made my first gun purchase and this was it ... Ruger Standard model. Sticker price was $18. Things have changed.

    I still have it and it's box and both are in pristine condition. Odd thing to me is my son wants and prefers my Ruger Mark II Target. I guess I can understand that.
  7. Wil Terry

    Wil Terry Well-Known Member

    IT IS NOT a "MARK" or a "Mark series ". It is a RUGER STANDARD 6" 22LR AUTOLOADING PISTOL.
    PLEASE quit making up names and trying to fake it as you go...
    And so it goes...
  8. primalmu

    primalmu Well-Known Member

    @Wil_Terry: Take a chill pill man.

    @maskedman504: My only advice would be to look up videos on how to field strip the Mark series pistols. They can be very tricky.
  9. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Wil Terry

    Uh Wil even Ruger refers to it as the Mark I on their website.
  10. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    Ruger called it a Standard Model back in the 70s. Not sure when the Mark 1 moniker came about. My friend's stepdad had one and, after shooting it, I couldn't wait to be old enough to buy one.
  11. 10/22plinker

    10/22plinker Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know why there is a gap between the "gripping tabs" on either side of the bolt and the body?
  12. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    So that the bolt always comes to rest against the chamber face.
    If they spent more time hand fitting each gun I suppose they could get the bolt to stop without a gap, but that would add cost.
  13. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee Well-Known Member

    I love it when someone gets a great deal. I wish it were me, oh well. Enjoy it that's a classic little shooter proven many times over.
  14. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    i have a plain Jane mark II 6" pencil bbl.....fixed sights.....great gun.
  15. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    +1 ... But that wouldn't be any fun and so many potential threads would never get started. :evil:
  16. Theholybull

    Theholybull New Member

    I pocked up a damn nice mk1 (it's an actual mk1) with the target sights and bull barrel and I absolutely love it. Traded a sig mosquito for it. Smartest thing I ever did, it's a phenomenal little gun.

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