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Finally finished with my custom Ruger MkII. Pics

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Orion8472, Jul 10, 2014.

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  1. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

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    A very nice pistol Orion.
    Since I put optics on my MKII, I hardly use a .22 rifle.
    Nice job.
     
  2. bannockburn

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    That Lightning is a bit of a rare bird and in really nice condition! I remember thinking when they first came out that I'm sure Bill Ruger was going to have a thing or two to say about close a copy this gun was to his .22 auto.
     
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  3. Waveski

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    "...I'm sure Bill Ruger was going to have a thing or two to say about close a copy this gun was to his .22 auto."

    It think it went legal. That lightning is very attractive , and I suppose a bit rare?

    Some of the Rugers in this thread are remarkable!
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Oh I know... I believe AMT also made a copy of the Ruger 10/22 rifle (I think it was called the 25/22). That didn't go over well with Mr. Ruger either.
     
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  5. Deltaboy1984

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    Good looking MK II' s.
     
  6. Confederate

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    Yes, indeedy.

    I went to a range, tested the gun to make sure it worked, then came home, thoroughly cleaned it and never fired another shot out of it. The others we ordered for friends are still going strong. But these guns are strictly target guns. They fire very rapidly, but the trigger has very little take up. You just squeeze and the thing goes off. I bought a number of AMT stainless steel magazines as well, and they may be collectors' items. They take 10 rounds each and I have no idea where they are, but I have my suspicions.

    And yes, AMT also produced a 10/22 rifle, but though I really wanted one, Bill Ruger had clearly had enough by that time and the courts issued an injunction before I could even see one. To this day I don't know how AMT thought it could ever get away with what it did, but my AMT target pistol is better than any Ruger I've ever seen. Don't know if they're worth anything, but I'm going to hold onto mine. I'm not a target shooter and yes, I know I can adjust the trigger to turn it more into a plinker. But I have another Ruger for that.


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  7. gb6491

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    There's an interesting read in the paragraph titled "1996" on this page http://www.maynardarmsco.com/?page_id=6 that suggests Ruger allowed AMT to keep producing the 25/22 Lightning rifle.

    If you haven't already seen it, this site http://www.amtguns.net/ links to some old articles/brochures/manuals for the Ligthning pistol and other AMT products.

    FWIW, here's my Lightning (runs great with Ruger mags, not so well with the AMT):
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    Regards,
    Greg
     
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