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Old 03-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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my dad gave me his old Ruger Mark 1 target model,he bought it in 65 used so I don't really know for sure how old it is but it's awesome cool and I will cherish it always,pics will show up this weekend when I have time
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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They are/were great little pistols.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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What says, my uncle has a Mark I that he's had since I was a kid meaning it's old.

I have a Mark II my nephew calls my rifle pistol due to the accuracy.

You'll like shooting that Mark I ... congratulations
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I had one at one time, they were nice.
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Excellent!

I did very well in the small bore matches with a MK I Target, back in '65 or so. Took my share of squirrel, rabbit and usually 30 or so raccoon a year with it too

I never did get even close to the accuracy the gun was capable of.

Don't even recall why I sold mine, but it was a mistake.

IIRC the MK I Target didn't exist much before 1960 or thereabouts.

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They also worked with a 2x or 3x pistol scope too!
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:04 AM   #7
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Check the manufacture date here.
http://www.ruger.com/service/product.../PI-MarkI.html
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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Congratulations! Not only a great little pistol, but with a bit of family history attached, to boot!
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Those are fun little pistols! Congrats!
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yup it's pretty cool little handgun,,I haven't shot or took pics yet,the serial seems to indicate t was manufactured somewhere between 1965 and 1966,perhaps my dad was off a year or 2 on his purchase time,
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Just a point of information for any of the younger guys here;

The original Mark I was a 6"+ target version of the Standard Ruger. The Standard model was never labeled a Mark I.

Later, with minor changes, the 'Mark II' label was applied to All of the second generation guns. Virtually all of the earliest MK II production were serious jamo-matics. I went through three before I gave up on them.

Thirty years later, the MK II "Government Model Target" came on the market, as good but no better than the original MK I Target.

By the early '70's I'd switched to High Standard Supermatic Citations and my old MK I was wearing a Bushnell Phantom 2x scope and critters were in peril at any distance I could see them at and coke or beer cans were not safe at 100 yards.

(There's a lanyard/sling/rope trick with a handgun that makes it REAL steady at the longer ranges. I'd bet good money that 10 knows it, maybe one or two others here.)

All FWIW and JMVHO and IIRC anyway.

Boris has a VERY good pistol.



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Congrats Boris!

I have a MKII that I bought several years back. It will never have the value that yours has being a gift from your Dad.

That and a 1022 make for a fun day of plinkin.
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Just a point of information for any of the younger guys here;

The original Mark I was a 6"+ target version of the Standard Ruger. The Standard model was never labeled a Mark I.

Later, with minor changes, the 'Mark II' label was applied to All of the second generation guns. Virtually all of the earliest MK II production were serious jamo-matics. I went through three before I gave up on them.

Thirty years later, the MK II "Government Model Target" came on the market, as good but no better than the original MK I Target.

By the early '70's I'd switched to High Standard Supermatic Citations and my old MK I was wearing a Bushnell Phantom 2x scope and critters were in peril at any distance I could see them at and coke or beer cans were not safe at 100 yards.

(There's a lanyard/sling/rope trick with a handgun that makes it REAL steady at the longer ranges. I'd bet good money that 10 knows it, maybe one or two others here.)

All FWIW and JMVHO and IIRC anyway.

Boris has a VERY good pistol.



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Yep, I used to make them from inner tubes.
Use the old "leather splice" technique around the grip.
Same thing for around the shoulder.
Using inner tube material gave you tension, without adjustment.

Mostly I didn't want to drop my favorite one with the scope that cost more than the pistol!
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Yep, I used to make them from inner tubes.
Use the old "leather splice" technique around the grip.
Same thing for around the shoulder.
Using inner tube material gave you tension, without adjustment.

Mostly I didn't want to drop my favorite one with the scope that cost more than the pistol!


Wish I'd thought of that!

Using a leather strap or a piece of rope, you did have to readjust it for every slight position change.

A stray critter (mostly tree rats) lived another day from time to time because of that.

Just as well, Grandfather always stressed "leaving some for seed".

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Congratulations Boris. I have a suppressed MK III, but needed (wanted) to change out some parts to improve the trigger. I have the impression that the MK I and MK II were made far better straight from the factory.
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