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Your most intricate weapon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oathkeeper1775, Jul 23, 2011.

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  1. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Member

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    Of all the weapons you have ever owned, handled or molested; which was the most intricate or difficult to disassemble/assemble?

    I'll throw mine out there; my Ruger MKIII 22.45, Target version.

    Man, that thing...I'm getting the book out every time.
     
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  2. exbiologist

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    My original Newton. Had an interesting hidden front action screw, in that that the magazine floorplate uscrewed the the front screw my turning the whole thing.
     
  3. GCBurner

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    Mauser M96 semiautomatic pistol. No screws or pins in it, it comes apart and goes together like a steel jigsaw puzzle.
     
  4. M1key

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    My brain!

    hahaha

    Sorry, first thought that came into my...

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  5. 451 Detonics

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    Of all the guns that came into the shop in a box that I had to put back together I would say the Remington Nylon 66 is the worst. I had to fabricate jigs to hold pieces in order to put that one back together.
     
  6. A_Matthew

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    My AK-47.

    Just kidding.;)

    Actually, probably an AR-15. Yeah, I know, I need to get out and handle more guns more often.
     
  7. M91/30

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    Considering I own 2 bolt actions, a 10-22, and my cz-52. Its gotta go to the cz. Kinda a pain to full disassemble...
     
  8. Sunray

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    "...Ruger MKIII 22/45..." Those and all Ruger .22 pistols aren't designed to be easily disassembled. Ruger doesn't want you to do it anyway. Barrel assembly is a press fit. Mind you, a lot of .22 rifles, semi's mostly, don't come apart in a logical manner either. Fortunately there are books.
     
  9. G27RR

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    My FN FNAR is a bit fiddly. Nice rifle, but not at all quick to strip, or to put back together.
     
  10. oldfool

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    a Browning BL-22
    (but the book said, "don't try this at home", so I didn't... always read the book)
     
  11. Loosedhorse

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    Polish (Radom) Vis, aka P.35(p). Like those old Chinese box puzzles. For example, you have to take the firing pin stop half-way out, which then allows you to remove the hammer-drop catch, which then (finally) allows you to remove the firing pin stop completely.
     
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    Either my WWII Luger or my Ruger MKII 22 auto (until I learned the trick to reassemble it). Lugers are still a PIA.
     
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    Agree on the 22/45's. There's a reason i traded mine for a Makarov (WAY EASIER!)
     
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    Winchester 1897 shotgun. Not exactly designed for quick field-stripping.
     
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    Nylon 66.
     
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    I had to take the guts of a Marlin 60 to a gunsmith in a bag once. Not one of my prouder moments. As far as operation goes, the SPAS-12 wins hands down for the most ridiculously complicated gun to operate.
     
  17. ball3006

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    My MAS 49-56......................chris3
     
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    The first time I ever tried to reassemble a fully disassembled Win 94, getting the lever back in--with no pictures nor instructions. Not. Easy.

    And +1 on Lugers.
     
  19. Kliegl

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    I'm with G27. The FNAR just looks military, inside it is all civilian browning short stroke piston automatic rifle with 40 some parts.

    Those Rugers are not fun. I took my old man's apart after 20 years of use. Not too bad inside, just a little grit. Pain to put back together.

    My old man's HK 22 mag rifle is tough as well.
     
  20. hq

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    By far: Colt Woodsman.

    I've got a few and I've disassembled/assembled them several times but I STILL have to have a copy of the instruction manual with me if it's been more than a month or so since I've done it.

    Assembling a Ruger Mk.I/II/III is a piece of cake compared to any Woodsman, IMO. Same goes for other, notoriously complicated J.M.Browning designs like the 1897 shotgun.
     
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    Removing and installing the F-16 M-61A1 gun system. 10 lbs of... er gun in a 5 lb bag. Pack a lunch.

    http://www.f-16.net/f-16_armament_article5.html

    As for personally owned, Ruger MK3. Great gun, PITA to strip & reassemble.
     
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    I had the bright idea to disassemble the trigger mechanism on an M16 in basic training without any tools, there is no amount of dirt in that area to make it worth it, ever.
     
  23. The-Reaver

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    This was my first disassemble/assemble with out any help books or advice.

    The Remington 870 Wingmaster. I tell you what before I understood how stupid simple it is that thing gave me about 27 hours of PO'd stress.

    Other than that. I still find the trigger group on an AK pretty hard to do.
     
  24. Dr.Rob

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    Luger by far.
     
  25. Dentite

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    There are actually decent instructions in the Ruger 22/45 owners manual...so I wouldn't say they don't want you to take it apart.

    I will say that now that I've removed the mag disconnect in mine the process of disassembly is a bit more simple.
     
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