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  Ruger Mark III 22/45 5.5" Bull Cocobolo Grips .22LR
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Ruger Mark III 22/45 5.5" Bull Cocobolo Grips .22LR (10140)


 
Ruger Mark III 22/45 5.5" Bull Cocobolo Grips .22LR (10140)
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Product Code: 10140
 

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A Tradition of Excellence.
Sturm, Ruger and Company was founded in 1949 by business partners Alexander ("Alex") McCormick Sturm and William ("Bill") Batterman Ruger. Prior to the partnership, Bill Ruger had previously designed machine guns for the U.S. military during World War II and afterwards, successfully duplicated two Japanese Baby Nambu pistols in his garage based on samples acquired from a Marine.

It would serve as the basis for launching the company when Ruger ingeniously combined the looks of a German 9mm Luger with rimfire engineering from the Colt Woodsman and the operating mechanism of the Nambu. Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm rented a small machine shop in Southport, Connecticut and immediately introduced the world to the greatest rimfire pistol in history-- the legendary MK-I, which still continues to this day in its third generation.


Alex Sturm was married to the granddaughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, was a Yale graduate, a talented artist and business entrepreneur that supplied the capital investment to start the fledgling company. In addition, he personally designed the famous Germanic heraldic red eagle that still serves as Ruger's company logo.

Bill Ruger supplied the business acumen plus technical-know-how as a skilled gunsmith and celebrated inventor. Tragically in 1951, Alex Sturm fell seriously ill and died at the age of 28 just as the company was beginning to gain traction.

After Sturm's passing, Bill Ruger mourned the loss of his old friend and business partner by permanently changing the company's distinctive red eagle logo to solid black (or white, shrouded in black), where it remains to this day in remembrance. Bill Ruger would go on to lead the company to world prominence, becoming the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.

A pioneering legend in American industry until his death in 2002, Ruger had a hand in the design and styling of every single gun the company produced while under his direction. To date, Sturm Ruger has manufactured more than 30-million firearms, while also becoming a leading supplier of precision investment castings in diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive and even golf clubs.

No other .22LR pistol provides the feel of a classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of a Ruger Marl III 22/45. It is the perfect trainer, allowing for low cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred of the famous 1911 pistol.

In addition to sharing identical grip angles, the pistol features the same 1911 fire control locations (manual safety, magazine release and slide stop), making it an affordable training tool. The Ruger 22/45 also has all of the Mark III series refinements.

Most of the changes featured in the Mark III 22/45 pistol are to optimize the gun's overall safety. For example, it has a disconnect safety that prevents the pistol from being fired when the magazine is removed from the gun.

Unfortunately, inexperienced shooters often believe that removing the magazine from a handgun automatically unloads the weapon, without first taking into consideration there still may be a round loaded in the chamber. Under these circumstances, the magazine disconnect prevents a negligent discharge from occurring.

Another safety feature that Ruger has introduced into the Mark III 22/45 design is an internal key lock system located just below the thumb safety. This prevents the thumb safety from being moved to the "Fire" position until the internal lock has been disengaged-- it can be utilized if the owner so desires-- or simply ignored if they choose not to use such a device.

The third added safety feature on the Ruger Mark III 22/45 pistol is a loaded chamber indicator. This is a thin metal bar that protrudes slightly from the left side of the receiver when a cartridge is present in the chamber. This device can be easily seen in daylight by the red indicator sticking out, or detected in low light by a shooter's fingertip run over the side of the receiver.

The Ruger Mark III 22/45 has a refined, thinner checkered frame than its predecessor. It has a handsome deep blued finish applied to its metal surfaces and is equipped with a 5.5- inch heavy barrel. It is a simple, rugged and affordable design that makes the perfect plinking or small game handgun.

With a rigged barrel-to-receiver connection, an automatic bolt hold open latch and its rugged steel frame, the pistol is the perfect combination of proven design and reliability. The Mark III 22/45 comes equipped with a contoured ejection port, easy to grasp tapered bolt ears and adjustable iron sights that track the target well.

Replaceable brown laminate checkered grip panels provide a solid hold, even with sweaty hands. The pistol is drilled and tapped for a weaver scope base (not included) and ships with a pair of ten round magazines.


While Ruger does not provide a written warranty, the company has always promptly, professionally and courteously repaired the extremely limited number of malfunctioning firearms we've sent them. In our humble opinion, they have a better warranty and service track record than many manufacturer's offering a so-called "limited lifetime" policy (which by the way, is not your lifetime, but what a particular manufacturer perceives to be the life of the gun).

Overall, the Ruger Mark III 22/45 is a highly accurate, well engineered and extremely user friendly rimfire pistol built for many years of ultra reliable shooting.
Features
Polymer Grip Frame- comfortable, precision molded zytel with a serrated front & back strap.
Cocobolo 1911- Style Grips
Loaded Chamber Indicator (absent on Standard, MK I, MK II & P512 22/45)- provides visual and tactile indication that chamber is loaded
Magazine Disconnect (absent on Standard, MK I, MK II & P512 22/45)- prevents discharge even when the magazine has been removed
Manual Safety- positively locks the sear when applied. Also features an unobtrusive internal lock that safely allows you to secure the firearm when not in use.
Internal Cylindrical Bolt- ensures permanent alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving- slide designs
Hard Plastic Case
Caliber: .22LR
Magazine Capacity: 2- 10 Round
Slide Assembly & Barrel Finish: Matte Blued Steel
Frame: Ergonomic Zytel Polymer
Barrel Length: 5.5" Bull Barrel
Action: Single
Sights: Fixed Front w/ Adjustable Rear
Weight: 33 ozs.
Grips: Checkered Cocobolo 1911- Style Panels


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