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Old 04-24-2013, 4:34 PM
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Default Need help deciding on a Ruger Mark II

I need help deciding on buying a Ruger Mark II with bull barrel. The thing it has a red dot scope and no iron site. It seem like its in good shape but without the sites and some one tapping the barrel to mount the scope, will this lower the value?

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Old 04-24-2013, 4:52 PM
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If you want it get it.

I would pass because you can find them
for around 3 bills if your patient.

Sights are easy to find.
Front hole should be there.

unless you know who did the work.
I would be concerned about
the depth of the front into the chamber area.


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Old 04-24-2013, 5:18 PM
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Why a Mark II and not a Mark III? You should be able to get a Mark 3 cheaper, my 22/45 was 325 out the door. Honest question, I don't know the difference between the two.

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Why a Mark II and not a Mark III? You should be able to get a Mark 3 cheaper, my 22/45 was 325 out the door. Honest question, I don't know the difference between the two.

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Mkii don't have a trigger disconnect like the Mkiii so the trigger is generally smoother. You can remove the trigger disconnect and change around a mkiii or you can buy a mkii. I waited on bought a mkii.
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i would not part with my MKII target for that price ... i love my MKII but i paid much less than that a decade ago ....lol

and if you do pick it up and need a rear sight i have the orig adjustable one i might part with
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I don't think that ones worth the price on the tag...
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Thanks all, I can't seem to put my finger on why but I am always drawn toward the older fire arms. Not particularly C&R just seams like the stuff from the 70s and 80s feel more balanced.
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That price does seem a little steep for a Mk. II, and I wouldn't really pay any extra for the "scope". I just looked and I spent only $176 for mine brand new... of course that was in 1984!

Don't worry about the gun missing the front sight, though. I like the fiber sight which I put on mine, and it was cheap:


Here's a link to it on Midway:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/163...iber-optic-red

You can also get a set of fiberoptic sights for the Mk. II (but I don't recall whether the rear fiber site in this kit uses the Ruger OEM rear sight base. For some reason I think that it does):
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/821...er-optic-green

Then just get a couple of brass screws to fill the tapped holes you aren't using when you take the gun back to iron sights.

P.S.: Looks like I bought an extra magazine later in the same month I bought the gun. It set me back an extra $10.
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I don't think that ones worth the price on the tag...
Looking at this on my iPhone, can't magnify the image to see the tag... What's the cost?

I got my brand new MKIII 22/45 for $270? back in 2010-11...


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Looking at this on my iPhone, can't magnify the image to see the tag... What's the cost?

I got my brand new MKIII 22/45 for $270? back in 2010-11...


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I bought this 2 months ago for $350.
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Good deals come along on Mark-II's but never seem to happen for me. If the one in the original post is a 6 7/8" barrel, they come along even less often, a 6 7/8 is about the most sought after Mark-II ("Government Target Model"). As to those suggesting a Mark-III, it ain't the same critter: some care, some don't. I'm a fan of the Mark-II's and as much as I may prefer the mag release on the III, the other features will prevent me from ever owning one.

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That price does sound kinda high. I would guess that the high price includes the red dot sight. Cant see what brand/model it is. You should check around to see how much that sight costs. If your just in the market for the pistol and not dead set on a mark 2, you can always get a mark 3 22/45 for somewhere in the ballpark of $300. I picked one up a few month back for that price plus $12 for the magazine disconnect bushing and $50 for a red dot.

http://www.tombstonetactical.com/cat...stable-sights/
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I bought this 2 months ago for $350.
OP don't live in VA.
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