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Ruger Mark III Standard 6" Stainless .22LR (10115)

Ruger Mark III Standard 6" Stainless .22LR (10115)
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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.

Since the model first debuted in 1949 with the introduction of the Mark I pistol, Ruger rimfires have been some of the most popular target .22 handguns on the market. The Mark III Standard series represents the ultimate evolution of the original Ruger pistol, incorporating many new features and refinements into the design.

Most of the changes featured in the Mark III pistol are to optimize 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 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 safety feature of the Ruger Mark III 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.

Another added feature is the placement of the magazine release button. It has been moved from the heel of the grip frame on the Mark II to a position on the left side of the frame just behind the trigger guard on the Mark III series.

For most Americans, this is where the magazine release should be on an automatic pistol and is a very welcome feature. The magazine's loading button located on the left side of the follower has also been enlarged and aids in easier loading all the way up to its tenth round.

The Ruger Mark III has a handsome satin stainless steel finish applied to its metal surfaces and is equipped with a 6- inch taper 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 Target comes equipped with a contoured ejection port, easy to grasp tapered bolt ears and fixed iron sights that track the target well.

Checkered polymer grips provide a solid hold, even with sweaty hands. The pistol is drilled, tapped and includes 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 Standard is accurate, well engineered and extremely user friendly rimfire pistol built for many years of ultra reliable shooting.
Loaded Chamber Indicator (absent on Standard, MK I, MK II & 22/45)- provides visual and tactile indication that chamber is loaded
Comfortable Grip- features natural pointing grip angle with checkered, non- slip grip panels providing a positive hold. The manual safety and "American" style magazine release are conveniently located on the left side of the frame.
Magazine Disconnect (absent on Standard, MK I, MK II & 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
"American" Style Magazine Release (Bottom Style 'European' release on Standard, MK I, MK II & 22/45)- thumb actuated button allows for easy magazine changes
Hard Plastic Case
Caliber: .22LR
Magazine Capacity: 2- 10 Round
Finish: Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 6" Taper
Single Action Automatic
Safeties: Manual Thumb & Internal
Weight: 37 ozs.
Grips: Checkered Polymer w/ Ruger Logo

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