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Ruger MkIII Target Magazine Sticking

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MDHunter, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. MDHunter

    MDHunter Well-Known Member

    I can't seem to get the magazine to disengage on my Ruger Mark III Target in .22 long rifle caliber - the gun is empty and I want to disassemble for cleaning, but the magazine won't release when I push the mag release button. Has anyone else had this problem, or have any ideas what the issue might be?


  2. boomer1911a1

    boomer1911a1 Well-Known Member

    It's the magzine disconnect safety. Earlier guns didn't have this problem. I've simply resigned myself to live with it. On my Mk III Hunter I simply touch the base pad, maybe with a little upward pressure. That always frees it. And it won't stick with a loaded magazine. But you may have different results.
    Good luck.
  3. actionflies

    actionflies Well-Known Member

    I got the same problem every once in a while between my 4 MKIII. It will come out if you carefully wiggle it back and forth while pulling it out. Don't lose you cool or use plier because you can damage it.

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