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MKIV safety

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Post by pvreb » October 30th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Put a Volquartsen trigger into my Ruger MKIV last night. Volquartsen's instructions and a Youtube video both stress care with the detent on the safety. Well--after about the third time of redoing part of it because of previous mistakes, I dropped the safety and the detent and spring disappeared. Searching for "MKIV safety detent" yielded several possibilities for MKI,II,and III. I found no source for the MKIV part. Does anyone know if the MKIV uses the same part? Seems logical that it wouldn't have changed, but...?



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Re: MKIV safety

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Post by weever82 » October 30th, 2018, 3:28 pm

There was lots of changes with the MKIV though. I can see why you are couscous. Can't you call Volquartsen and just ask them? Is a good start. They would know if they are the same or not.
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Re: MKIV safety

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Post by pvreb » October 30th, 2018, 8:29 pm

Thanks. I emailed Volquartsen.

FWIW, I learned the MKIV part is plastic and the previous models used a metal detent. Found a source that lists the MKIV parts, but they are out of stock.

After a bit of digging, I am fairly sure the metal detent and spring for the previous models will work. The shipping was about the price of the parts (about $5). I'll know for sure in a few days.

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Post by Super Trucker » October 31st, 2018, 4:51 pm

Call Ruger and explain to them what happened, they might send you one.

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Re: MKIV safety

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Post by pvreb » November 5th, 2018, 7:01 pm

FWIW the replacement parts I ordered (metal detent and spring from the earlier models) fit and work great.

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