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Can anyone identify this part?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rivet8, Jun 18, 2007.

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  1. Rivet8

    Rivet8 Member

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    I did a cleaning session Saturday, including a Finnish Model 39, a Swiss K-31, and a Ruger Mark II. After the guns were cleaned and put away, I found this very small part on the floor. On the rifles, I only pulled the bolt. The Ruger, though, was detail stripped (and what a joy that was!) So the Ruger is the most likely source. I don't see anything on the exploded parts diagram that looks like this though. Does anyone know what it is?
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  2. presspuller

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    Look on the side of your mag. for the Ruger. It looks like the button you push with your thumb to depress the mag. spring.
     
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    No, the magazine button is still in place. Thanks for the quick reply though.
     
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    I'll bet the safety doesn't go click anymore

    I'm assuming that the Ruger you took apart was the metal MKII.If so, that appears to be the safety detent plunger. Its the spring loaded part that snaps into the detents at the end of the travel of the safety lever that provides the click. If the gun was a 22/45 there are 2 of them on the gun, one on the safety lever and one on the slide holdback lever. Part number is A02511 in the instruction manual.
     
  5. Jim K

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    It looks like the trigger spring plunger for the Ruger. It fits into the top of the trigger on top of the trigger spring and activates the sear bar as well as being the trigger return spring.

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    Kudos to you, jaybar. The safety doesn't click now. However, the A02511 part is shown only on the 22/45 diagram. The standard Mark II, like I have doesn't show a corresponding part. I suppose it will be clearer when I get it apart again. Of course, if the pin is out, that probably means the spring is gone, which I haven't found.
     
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    Thanks to all who replied. I am very grateful for the assistance.
     
  9. jaybar

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    Spring is probably still there

    You are right - the exploded drawing for the MKII only shows the safety lever assembly complete with the plunger and spring, however, in the parts list the show the plunger and spring being for bot the MKII and 22/45.

    The spring is probably NOT gone. Those little rascals usually have to be dug out. As a matter of fact, since the spring fits so tight in the safety lever I usually slightly collapse the first coil of the spring such that I have to force the stem of the plunger into the first coil to avoid the plunger just falling out. Another trick that you can try is to put a small glob of grease in/on the end of the spring so that the plunger will will stick to the spring during assembly/re-asembly.
     
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    Fixed!

    jaybar, it was exactly as you described. The safety detent spring was still in the hole in the safety. I put the plunger in and reassembled the pistol (only took me four or five tries :banghead: ) Now the safety works like it was designed to. Thanks again for your help, you saved me a trip the gunsmith.
     
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