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Finally after 2 yrs, without Field stripping, I did had the courage
to disassemble my old MK II. I had to follow a manual and look into
a pictured visual guide in the computer. The breaking apart is
easy, but I think I had to pay attention to what's happening to
each sequence of events. The re-assembly is a little tricky in
some part, as there are some parts(I forget what they are, that
swings freely in the back to keep it all together, and if they are
not in proper place, the bolt will not rack. There are also sequences
where I have to tip the pistol, up and down, and if I don't do that,
the trigger does not work. The inside looks good, and although
dirty, my cleaning routine without FS, and oiling helped.
With this humble experience, Do I really need to Field strip this
pistol after every range time????-- My anwer is no!! as long as I
spray bore cleaner and pass a bore brush and patch after each use/
Probably , a FS every 6 months will do.. My own opinion only.
 

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"Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain"...said by Mark Twain and Ralph Waldo Emerson....congrats!!!!! I agree that you may go months without a total breakdown...some folks don't clean 'em for years...some spray them down with solvent and blow them out with air...some get better groups than others, too:D
 

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Good Job! Anytime I get a new pistol within 5 minutes of being home I'll have it in 1000 pieces!

When I got my hands on a 1950's RST I field stripped it, and even knocked out the pins to do a though cleaning. Having done this a few hundred times with my Mark II's, I didn't pay much attention to where things were. When it was time to re-assemble I realized this isn't like the other ones! all kinds of new little springs and levers laying around! I had to get online and find an old exploded diagram to get the sucker back together!
 

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I feild stripe my weapons every time they come home from the range. Just makes better se=ence to me to keep them cleaned and oiled. JMHO
 

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Just got done cleaning my M65 3" and my Rossi .38 3" SS....both had rust on the stainless under the grips...I got real patient and popped both sideplates...not dirty inside....I used for the first time some gun butter that 2400 sent me long ago...it made both triggers so smooth you'd think I'd honed them...that stuff is great!!!
 

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I always field strip my XD40 and rifles when I clean them but I had no idea what I was getting myself into with the Ruger. I haven't taken my courage pill and tried stripping the Ruger yet. I've just been locking open the action and cleaning with the pistol on it's side (so as to allow any debris to fall out the opening rather than into the gun and clip). I've never owned a more solid feeling pistol than this Ruger, it's built like a tank.
 

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quote:Originally posted by enikkor

Finally after 2 yrs, without Field stripping, I did had the courage
to disassemble my old MK II. I had to follow a manual and look into
a pictured visual guide in the computer. The breaking apart is
easy, but I think I had to pay attention to what's happening to
each sequence of events. The re-assembly is a little tricky in
some part, as there are some parts(I forget what they are, that
swings freely in the back to keep it all together, and if they are
not in proper place, the bolt will not rack. There are also sequences
where I have to tip the pistol, up and down, and if I don't do that,
the trigger does not work. The inside looks good, and although
dirty, my cleaning routine without FS, and oiling helped.
With this humble experience, Do I really need to Field strip this
pistol after every range time????-- My anwer is no!! as long as I
spray bore cleaner and pass a bore brush and patch after each use/
Probably , a FS every 6 months will do.. My own opinion only.
There are many here that don't agree but I feel the same way about not tearing a Mark II down every time. Usually brush out around the chamber and bolt face area and run a brush though the barrel. Sometimes after a long shooting session I might blow it out good with carb cleaner or the over priced Gun scrubber and relube sparingly. I do field strip it occasionally and even after owning mine for quite a few years I still get the instructions out and read them.:D
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