Sight Adjustment

MARK I MODEL The Target models are equipped with a rear sight that is adjustable for elevation and windage. Each click of the sight adjustment screws (either windage or elevation) will move the point of impact of the bullet approximately at a range of 25 yards. The height of the front sight has been set to take best advantage of the elevation adjustment in the rear sight. The Elevation and Windage screws on the adjustable rear sight should be turned only with screwdrivers that exactly fit the...

The Basic Rules Of Safe Firearms Handling

We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful pur-poses. The private ownership of firearms in America is traditional, but that ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner to use his firearms in a way which will ensure his own safety and that of others. When firearms are used in a safe and responsible manner, they are a great source of pleasure and satisfaction, and represent a fundamental part of our personal liberty. Firearms do not cause accidents...

To Load And Fire

Practice this important aspect of gun handling with an unloaded pistol until you can perform each of the steps described below with skill and confidence. But before you do anything with the pistol, first read completely thru this Manual. 1. Using your thumb, push the knurled magazine catch at the bottom of the grip frame to the rear and pull the magazine down out of the grip frame by its grooved foot. See Figure 1 and Figure 2. 2. Put nine 9 or fewer .22 caliber Long Rifle cartridges into the...

Handling Warning

Ruger Mark Bolt Face

Do not load the pistol until you are ready to use it, and unload it immediately when you have completed shooting. See also UNLOADING WARNING in this Manual. Exercise utmost care and caution at all times when handling any firearm. The firearm should be carried and handled so it will not be dropped or struck. With the safety off in the F' position the pistol is in the ready-to-fire mode. Therefore, as in any firearm, any blow or jar which is of sufficient force to actuate components of the firing...

Bore Obstructions Warning

Ruger Bolt

Before loading or firing the pistol, examine the bore to be certain it is clear and unobstructed. Firing the pistol with any obstruction in the bore even a heavy coating of oil, or drops of water may result in damage to the gun and injury to the shooter and other persons nearby. A misfire or unusual report sound upon firing is always a signal to cease firing and immediately examine the chamber and bore. If there is any obstruction full or partial clear the obstruction with a cleaning rod and...

Care And Cleaning

Before cleaning, be certain the pistol and its magazine contain no cartridges. The popular .22 Long Rifle cartridge deposits particles of bullet lubricant and powder on the bore, chamber, bolt, receiver, magazine, and other parts of the pistol. Therefore, the frequency and extent of required cleaning is directly related to how much the pistol is fired. There is no fixed rule as to how frequently the pistol should be cleaned. But the alert gun owner soon learns that any semi-automatic firearm...

Warning To Parts Purchasers

Pistol Parts Name

It is the purchaser's responsibility to be absolutely certain that any parts ordered from the factory are correctly fitted and installed. Firearms are complicated mechanisms and IMPROPER FITTING OF PARTS MAY RESULT IN A DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION, DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM, AND INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND OTHER PERSONS. The purchaser and installer of parts must accept full responsibility for the correct adjustment and functioning of the pistol after such installation. Design, specifications and prices...