Ruger .22 Pistols Complete Guide Book - Gun Guides


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Gun-Guides Ruger .22 Automatic Pistols: Mark I and Mark II - Gun Guides

Easy to use -- Comb binding lies open and flat on your work surface.

56 pages & 55 high-resolution grayscale images.

Cardstock cover. Bright white paper.

The only current printed manual that includes information on ALL models.

Guide includes an Introduction, Disassembly, Safety, Operational Background, Accessories, Reference, and Serial Numbers 1949 ~ 2004.


Williams Batterman Ruger
August 1949
Instant Success
Mark I Target Pistol
Military Models
Mark II Pistols
Mark II Government Models
Mark II 22/45
Ruger Turns 50!
Year 2022 and Beyond

The .22 Ruger Pistol - 1949 Instant Success

The Ruger .22 is the bestselling .22 pistol in the world. Since its introduction in 1949, the Ruger .22 Standard Model pistol quietly took over the .22 pistol market. Its good looks, superior performance and very reasonable price tag gave it an instant advantage over long established brands on the market such as the High Standard or Colt Woodsman. Americas shooters found a .22 pistol that delivered solid value and outstanding performance for the money.

Ruger Mark I Standard Pistol circa 1949, with its salt cod box and Ruger cardboard carton, circa 1954-1960. Cost: $37.50

Since 1950, the demand for these Ruger pistols exceeded supply. Ruger enjoyed a back-order condition into the mid-1970s.

The .22 Ruger Pistol - 1951

In 1951, The Mark I Target Pistol was introduced, with an adjustable rear sight and a 6 7/8 barrel. Cost: $57.50 During 1952~1953 Ruger produced a Mark I with a 5 1/4 tapered barrel. Due to lack of interest, this version was dropped from production. It remains one of the only Ruger’s ever discontinued as most have been replaced by design improvements. This short-lived model is sought after by most pistol collectors.

In 1955, Ruger made an aftermarket muzzle brake available, but it was discontinued. Ruger introduced the Bull Barrel in 1964. These 5 1/2-inch barrels have a front sight base attached by screws. In 1971, the black emblem was moved to the right grip panel. All Standard and Mark I pistols made in 1976 have barrels stamped with Made in the 200th Year of American Liberty.

All Ruger firearms since 1977 have the roll marking on the barrels that say: BEFORE USING GUN - READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM STURM, RUGER, & COMPANY, INC., SOUTHPORT, CT., USA.

Safety First
Mainspring Housing Assembly
Remove Bolt Stop Pin
Bolt Assembly
Barrel/Receiver Assembly
Reassembly – Bolt
Reassembly – mainspring & Bolt Stop
Reassembly – Hammer Strut Part I
Reassembly – Hammer Strut Part II
Reassembly – Hammer Strut Part III
Reassembly – Housing Latch
Magazine Disassembly
Further Disassembly?
Recoil Spring and Guide
Firing Pin Stop
Firing Pin
Support and Rebound Spring
Extractor and Plunger
Advanced – Bolt Stop & Hammer
Advanced – Safety
Advanced – Sear Area
Advanced – Trigger Area
Advanced – Bolt Stop Area
Advanced – Magazine latch
Advanced – Sights
Further Disassembly – Not Advised!

Safety Tips

Operational Background:
The Safety
The Bolt Stop
Magazines and Ammunition
Sight Adjustment – Windage
Sight Adjustment – Elevation
Render the Pistol Inoperable

Magazine Loaders
Other Accessories

Parts – Upper Mark Series
Parts – Lower mark Series
Parts – Upper Model 22/45
Parts – Lower Model 22/45

Serial Numbers 1949 ~2004

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