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Just bought a new (to me) Mark II

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by osteodoc08, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for a 22 for a long time. I had a Buckmark, but after the 3rd trip to the factory, I had enough. Sold it. As a side note, kinda wish I kept it, but oh well.

    Anyhow. There was a blued Mark II 5.5 bull barrel that has been calling my name for the past 2 weeks or so. After the ok from the wife, I promised myself I would buy it (as long as it was still in the case). I've been known to flip flop on a gun purchase only to kick myself in the rear after letting it go. Well, I marched into Tom's Gun Shop this morning with a purpose and bought it. It was in near mint shape. Bluing was still rich and little to no wear in the chamber/slide area. No rust, dings, etc. $350 afterwards including taxes, some ammo and 2 extra magazines, I was set to go.

    Came home, burned up 2 different brands of ammo without a single issue. I'm in love. And to think, I actually considered he "cute" P22 so my wife could shoot with me and have a 22 "for her"....ha ha.

    Just wanted to share my joy. BTW, going by Ruger's serial number guide, it is a 1985 vintage Darn good shape for almost 25 years old!
  2. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    Did I mention no stupid loaded chamber indicator. Woot Woot.

    Just excited....I'll now return to my previous state of dull beingness....
  3. Anna's Dad

    Anna's Dad Well-Known Member

    Congrats, on the Ruger. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
  4. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    Here's a pic

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  5. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Well-Known Member

    Congrats! I had a mark I when i was married to my first wife. The gun went with her and I have not been able to talk her out of it in over 25 years since. I have a standard model Mark II now that is reliable, fun , and economical to shoot. Best out there for a semi in .22 in my opinion. I hope you enjoy yours as much.
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I have the same gun and dropped in the Volquartsen trigger and sear. Its a great shooter and accompanies me to the range every time I go.
  7. ssjones

    ssjones Well-Known Member

    Bought mine in '84 (6 7/8" barrel). Never fails to put a smile on my face when I shoot it, wife loves it.
  8. DevilDog0402

    DevilDog0402 Well-Known Member

    I've been trying to talk my dad out his Mark II (Stainless 5.5" bull barrel) for years. I gave up and bought a Mark III 22/45 - don't like the mag disconnect or the loaded chamber indicator, but I like the feel of it.
  9. gopguy

    gopguy Well-Known Member

    Great pistols. I have taken a lot of groundhogs, squirrels and rabbits with mine.
  10. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I think she'll be a keeper.

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