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I was just telling my wife yesterday I need more “training” guns...

GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
...and a lot of magazines so I can speed up CCW class certifications.  And I bumped into this basically pristine Ruger Mark I 👍👍

But the price is $400!  I mean the gun is NICE with perfect bore but I can get better pricing on GB 🤨


So then I noticed oh... it comes with mags.... a LOT of mags!!!  😁


DAMN!!!  The 4 bottom ones on the right are all original Ruger Mark 1 mags in perfect condition!   On eBay the easily fetch $65-70+ EACH and the prices are skyrocketing.  Then there are two factory Ruger Red Eagle, one Ruger Silver Eagle and 3 aftermarket Mec-Gar mags (excellent mags!).   So when you total the cost of the mags basically I got a GREAT deal on the mags and they threw in the gun!  🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

So now I own TWINS!

Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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  • SmithCorona03A3SmithCorona03A3 Member Posts: 138 Member
    edited September 2020 #2
    Nice score! I gotta get more mags for my mark III now that you’ve reminded me. 10 rds go way too quickly out of those guns  B)
    Formerly known as SmithCorona03A3, back in the old forum days
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Nice score! I gotta get more mags for my mark III now that you’ve reminded me. 10 rds go way too quickly out of those guns  B)
    Yes!  Specially when you’re having a great time rolling cans and golf balls!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,133 Senior Member
    Great find!  Sometimes I take just my MK II and a bunch of loaded mags to the range.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Great find!  Sometimes I take just my MK II and a bunch of loaded mags to the range.
    It is a lot of fun to make one jagged hole on a target while practicing perfect trigger pulls!  👍
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • SmithCorona03A3SmithCorona03A3 Member Posts: 138 Member
    Absolutely it is. Those little rugers can do it. I mounted a 2x Burris on mine for a spell just to see what it could do, and it was definitely minute-of-squirrel head at 25yds
    Formerly known as SmithCorona03A3, back in the old forum days
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    They are just perfect trainers for new shooters!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,503 Senior Member
    👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,270 Senior Member
    I've never had much use for the Ruger MK line of pistols. 😛
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,874 Senior Member
    Very nice. From the days of elegant barrel contour.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,294 Senior Member
    That is another one that I need to add to the collection. 

    Very nice score!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    👍🏻
    Thanks!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    I've never had much use for the Ruger MK line of pistols. 😛
    Heathen 😤
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Very nice. From the days of elegant barrel contour.
    They do balance very well!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    That is another one that I need to add to the collection. 

    Very nice score!
    It’s a gun that every gun nut should own at least one of!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,585 Senior Member
    Amazing trainers! Amazing guns, great deal!!!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,949 Senior Member
    My Mark III goes to the range virtually EVERY time I go - and I shoot a lot of rounds through it each time too. Funny you should post this right now, I was going to ask you if you wanted me to bring mine to the SE Shoot - figured you'd want to work with me shooting a .22 more than anything else...
    There's nothing like that graceful, tapered bbl. Hunter and Target versions just ain't the same!

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    Amazing trainers! Amazing guns, great deal!!!
    Yeah, this is one of those purchases I call a no-brainer!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    My Mark III goes to the range virtually EVERY time I go - and I shoot a lot of rounds through it each time too. Funny you should post this right now, I was going to ask you if you wanted me to bring mine to the SE Shoot - figured you'd want to work with me shooting a .22 more than anything else...
    There's nothing like that graceful, tapered bbl. Hunter and Target versions just ain't the same!

    That’s funny I was going to bring my Mark 1 to have your shoot it and figure out how to improve on your fundamentals!  🤣
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,925 Senior Member
    Yep, I could not have found my wallet fast enough, nice score, you suck.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,426 Senior Member
    congrats on your new toy....

    yupper, those mags can get spendy.


    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,133 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    zorba said:
    My Mark III goes to the range virtually EVERY time I go - and I shoot a lot of rounds through it each time too. Funny you should post this right now, I was going to ask you if you wanted me to bring mine to the SE Shoot - figured you'd want to work with me shooting a .22 more than anything else...
    There's nothing like that graceful, tapered bbl. Hunter and Target versions just ain't the same!

    That’s funny I was going to bring my Mark 1 to have your shoot it and figure out how to improve on your fundamentals!  🤣
    Unfortunately it will be a while 😖😢
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Yep, I could not have found my wallet fast enough, nice score, you suck.
    Thanks!!! Record fast decision 😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    ilove22s said:
    congrats on your new toy....

    yupper, those mags can get spendy.


    Yep, specially the old ones!!!! 😱
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,585 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Elk creek said:
    Amazing trainers! Amazing guns, great deal!!!
    Yeah, this is one of those purchases I call a no-brainer!
    And I wasn’t even involved! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,003 Senior Member
    Nice find!! I've had a Mk I and a Mk II and both were good shooters. passed one to a daughter and the other to a niece.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    GunNut said:
    Elk creek said:
    Amazing trainers! Amazing guns, great deal!!!
    Yeah, this is one of those purchases I call a no-brainer!
    And I wasn’t even involved! 
    You’ve cost me enough money this year.  Take a break Dealzebub... 😈
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Nice find!! I've had a Mk I and a Mk II and both were good shooters. passed one to a daughter and the other to a niece.
    I’ve had both too and have no real preference.  The bolt lock on the II is nice but these old gals were opportunities I could not pass up.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,383 Senior Member


    I had pretty much unlimited access to a pair of MKII's, so held off on buying mine for a long time.  When I learned of the pending release of the MKIII and how they were loading it with lawyer features, I quit procrastinating and ordered one of the last 5.5" stainless MKII bull barrels ever made.  I put a SERIOUS dent in a box of Federal Auto Match with it last weekend.

    I don't think Bill Ruger gets enough credit for some of the stuff he created - ESPECIALLY these things.

    I'll never sneeze at a MKI, but yeah, the last shot hold-open is nice to both prevent dry fires and to simulate the big bore guns that have that feature.  It's the ONLY thing lacking on my Winchester 63 - which I had to replace a broken firing pin on as soon as I got it home - - probably due to dry firing on the nonexistent 11th round.  Nice thing about the Ruger firing pins though - where the Winchester firing pin is kind of like a needle, the one on the MKI/MKII kinda resemble a telephone pole. :)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,750 Senior Member
    That's SOOO nice!!! Great score!
    Love its "Luger-ish" (or "Nambu-ish" if you prefer) classic looks; and with current ammo prices & availability a .22LR is an excellent training tool, specially if it runs ok with any kind of ammo as these are supposed to. My MkIII works even with the crappy Winchester 333 or 555 rounds without a hiccup.

    Have you checked the manufacturing date? will it need some upgrade like maybe an aftermarket sear to improve the trigger? will you keep it "as is" or already thinking about maybe a nice set of grips? 

    Mec-Gar does make excellent magazines. If they were able to build a 100% functional Luger one, they can make anything.

    Just yesterday another friend of mine scored a mint-in-box pre-war Colt Police Positive Special, in .38 Special and with a 6" barrel (apparently quite uncommon; surfed the web for one like it and all those I could find in that caliber were 4" barreled ones). It even had inside the original cardboard box the factory test target & cleaning rod!.....Hope it will sooner or later "rain in my backyard" too!

    Range test for that Ruger is mandatory.


  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Nice score!  I'm not afraid to say it:  You Suck Bigtime.   I have a MKIII hunter and would love a MKI.  Next lifetime.
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