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Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« on: October 16, 2016, 12:28:32 AM »
I'm usually a S&W or Colt type person, this is only my second Ruger pistol. I found this at the same place as the NDM, a new in the box 16 yr old Ruger MkII, the 50th Anniversery Edition. Near as I can tell it's never been fired or even chambered a round since it left the factory, it still has dried lubricant/rust preventive on the parts. A friend who keeps up with this Ruger stuff said, he remembers about 35,000 or so were made to commemorate their anniversary. Everyone says they look alot like a Luger, I see more Japanese Nambu in the design than Luger. The grip design is close on all three, but the cocking/action of the Ruger vs the Nambu is alot closer than the Luger.









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Re: Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 10:53:11 AM »
Sweet  thumb1 You'll come around and start loving you some Rugers. I've always enjoyed 'em myself. My EDC is a good 'ole trustworthy P89, Goes everywhere I do.

I've always thought the Luger thing myself but now that you mention the Nambu, Yeah, for sure I can see it. I doubt this 1 will see much action but from what I remember, these make for some great shooters. Dependable .22 lr semi's can be few and far between.
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Re: Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 01:07:52 PM »
Well, I also have the Mini-14 and a 10/22 and this... a Single Six with the swappable 22lr/22wmr cylinders and came with a holster, another I haven't played with. :-[ This came from the same sale as the Polytech M-14. If'en I were to purchase another Ruger product, I would lean towards the Blackhawk convertible that will handle 38-40, .40 S&W and 10mm Auto.  :)  A revolver that can eat modern high potency 10mm or one that can backstep into time with a .38-40 cowboy load kind of sounds fun thumb1

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Re: Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 01:36:27 PM »
My mother-in-law swears by Ruger .22s.  She has a couple of the MK IIs, including an anniversary edition that she doesn't shoot, and a couple of the single sixes.  The 10/22 is the only .22 rifle she'll use even though my father-in-law bought a few different ones before he passed.

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Re: Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2016, 08:43:35 PM »
Nice MK II! I have a MK II Target with bull barrel that I purchased new in 1985 and only took it to the range a few times. The production year is also 1985. I bought the competition grips at the same time.







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Re: Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 10:16:59 PM »
Nice MkIIs GM and Bunker  8)

I'd like to get a MkII and I've looked but haven't bought yet.  I'd like one that's been shot a few times cuz I'd be reticent to pull a pristine 50th anniversary edition out and bounce it around the range or the woods  :o  :))

I've only got a couple of Ruger products, the 10/22 that leaves me underwhelmed.  It's fine for a cheap semi-auto .22lr but I'm not a huge fan. My Ruger American .308 hunting rifle shoots well, was almost as cheap as the 10/22 and is basically a well performing tool.

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Re: Ruger MkII 50th Edition
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 12:05:52 AM »
Very nice!!!  I'd really like a Mk1, Mk2 or a Stoeger next year.  We'll see... :)