The Basic Rules Of Safe Firearms Handling

We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful purposes. 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...

Care And Cleaning

Before cleaning, be certain the pistol and its magazine contain no cartridges. (See To Unload, p. 16.) At regular intervals, or whenever the pistol has been exposed to sand, dust, extreme humidity, condensation, immersion in water, or other adverse conditions, disassemble, clean, and oil it. Proper periodic maintenance is essential to the reliable functioning of any firearm. To clean the pistol, proceed as follows 1. Disassemble (field-strip) the pistol to the extent described on pages 20 - 21....

Attaching Ruger Scope Rings Competition Models Only

On the Mark III COMPETITION TARGET MODEL pistol, the rings fit the removable base (A07000), which is attached as described above. Make sure the scope base screws are tight before attaching the scope ring assemblies Iron sights can be used with the scope base mounted on top of the receiver, so removal of the base is not normally necessary. Three filler screws (Part No. B-83) are provided to fill the scope base screw holes if the user decides to remove the base. On the underside of each mounting...

To Load And Fire

Ruger Mark3 Grips

Practice this important aspect of gun handing 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 through this 1. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. See Rule 2, p. 39. 2. Push the magazine release button and pull the magazine down out of the grip frame by its foot. 3. Grasp the grooved ears of the bolt and pull the bolt to the rear as far as it will go. See Figure...

Learn The Mechanical And Handling Characteristics Of The Firearm You Are Using

The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical provisions for avoiding accidental discharge and the various proper procedures for loading and unloading. No person should handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarized himself with the particular type of firearm he is using, and with safe gun handling in general.

Operation Of Loaded Chamber Indicator

Ruger Chamber Indicator

You should always treat every gun as though it is loaded and always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Never rely upon any safety or mechanical device to justify unsafe or careless gun handling. In order to assist you in determining the presence of a cartridge in the chamber of your RUGER MARK III pistol, it is equipped with a loaded chamber indicator, the first such device on a .22 caliber pistol. The indicator appears on the left side of the receiver. See Nomenclature, p. 8. When...

Storage

Ruger Mark Iii Pistol Grips

USE THE EXTERNAL LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH THE PISTOL FOR STORAGE. Do not keep the pistol stored in a leather holster or case. Leather attracts moisture, even though the holster or case may appear to be perfectly dry. TO RENDER THE PISTOL INOPERATIVE FOR SAFE STORAGE Be certain that the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction and that the safety is on S if the pistol is cocked. Remove the magazine and carefully check it to verify that it is completely empty. Draw the bolt fully rearward and...

Brief Account Of An Extraordinary Achievement Ruger Firearms

One of the few American firearms manufacturers whose management has remained in the same family since starting in business, Sturm, Ruger amp Company, Inc., had its beginning in a small machine shop occupying a rented frame building in Southport, Connecticut. In January, 1949, with an initial investment of only 50,000 and an idea, William B. Ruger and Alexander M. Sturm started production of a 22 caliber autoloading pistol-a design which was so successful that it became the cornerstone upon...

Magazine Disassembly

Ruger Mark Disassembly

TO DISASSEMBLE MAGAZINE Withdraw magazine from pistol and remove all cartridges check chamber to be certain no cartridge remains in it . Hold magazine upside down in left hand so that the hole in the Magazine Block is accessible. 1. With right hand, insert drift punch in hole and depress Magazine Block Retaining Plunger approximately 1 4. 2. Slide Magazine Block forward slowly BEING VERY CAREFUL TO KEEP PLUNGER AND SPRING UNDER CONTROL. If not contained, these parts will fly out with...

Standard Ruger Mk-3 22

Ruger Mark Exploded Schematic

STANDARD, TARGET, GOVERNMENT TARGET, COMPETITION AND 22 45 MODELS WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM For Product Service on This Model Please Call 928 778-6555 See p. 30 STURM, RUGER amp Company, Inc. Southport, Connecticut 06890 U.S.A. THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY THIS FIREARM AND BE TRANSFERRED WITH IT UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, OR WHEN THE FIREARM IS LOANED OR PRESENTED TO ANOTHER PERSON Certain states require by law that their own specified warning...

Mark Ills PGC shown below

Ruger Iii Mechanism

Barrel-Receiver Rear.Sight Assembly Front. Sight The RUGER COMPETITION MODEL MARK III has a slab-sided, heavyweight barrel with target grips and a scope base supplied with optical sight mounting rings. The RUGER 22 45 MARK III has a grip frame assembly made of molded synthetic polymer, with a grip shape and angle generally similar to 1911-style .45 caliber pistols. All RUGER MARK III pistols have the same basic operating mechanism and include the following features with which the gun user...

Operation Of Internal Lock

Never rely upon any safety mechanism or mechanical device to justify unsafe or careless handling of a firearm. When securing your pistol or to prevent unauthorized access, you should completely unload the pistol and store it in a gun safe or use the key-operated external locking device supplied with your pistol. See Page 5. However, for added security, and to comply with certain state and local laws, your RUGER MARK III pistol is also equipped with an internal lock. When actuated, this internal...

Parts List

Design, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. SPECIFY MODEL WHEN ORDERING See Exploded Views on pages 36 - 38 Barrel Receiver Filler Screws, 3 Req'd MKIII amp 22 45 MKIII - blued models MKIII amp 22 45 MKIII - stainless models Includes Key Nos. 8 - 15 Not Available on Standard Models Rear Sight Elevation Springs, 2 Req'd Bolt Assembly, Complete - Includes Key Nos. 16 - 24 MKIII amp 22 45 MKIII - blued models MKIII amp 22 45 MKIII - stainless models MKIII amp 22 45 MKIII -...

Ruger Mark Iii Exploded View

Note B The Bolt Stop components in this group are for holding open the bolt and are not functionally related to the Bolt Stop Pin and Bolt Stop Pin Pivot. These two later components are attached to the Mainspring Housing Assembly Key No. 51 Part No. AP00903-100 . See parts drawing below for relationship of parts. are not adaptable to Standard Models. are not adaptable to Standard Models.