Ruger MK 3
Place of origin United States
Production history Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Weight 31–45 oz (880–1,300 g)
Length 9–11.12 in (230–282 mm)
Barrel length 4.75–6.88 in (121–175 mm)
Cartridge .22 LR
Barrels 1:16" Right hand twist
Action Blowback Feed system 10-round magazine
The first is simply known asMark 3. The pistol's barrel is made from steel bar and is threaded into the receiver which is made from steel tube. The barrel is not removable without machining, though. The layout is similar to theLuger P08. Although the operating mechanism was originally copied from theNambu pistol
The high-end model is known as theHunter. This pistol features astainless steelframe and comes with either a 4.5-inch, 5.5-inch (a distributor exclusive), or a 6.875-inchflutedbull barrel, fiber-optic front sight, adjustable, V-notch rear sights, and half-checkeredcocobolowood grip. It features multiple safety mechanisms, and includes a visible loaded chamber indicator (The first ever included in a .22 rimfire pistol) as well as internal and external keyed locks provided.
The next pistol in the lineup is namedCompetition. It too has a stainless steel frame and 6.875-inch slab sided bull barrel, and adjustable rear sights; the pistol also has the cocobolo grip with thumb rest.
Targetis the next Mark III. This pistol has a stainless or blued finish, a tapered 6.875-inch barrel, adjustable rear sights, and black plastic grips.
TheBull barrelpistol comes in stainless steel or blued finish. It has a heavier barrel to help the barrel from overheating and to keep recoil down. It has a 5.5-inch barrel and adjustable rear sights.
Finally, theStandardMark 3 has a tapered barrel, black plastic handgrips and a blued finish. It comes with either a 6-inch or 4.75-inch barrel. It has fixed sights.
Also known as the Ruger Mark III
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