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Any body know if this is a factory Ruger mag





Earthquake

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I picked up this Ruger MK1 .22 pistol and was wondering if it is a factory mag? It also seem to be split on both sides and bent in to keep the rounds in the front [see arrow] is that normal, it also only holds 9 rounds. Thanks for any help
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MAC702

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I don't have one of those old ones anymore, but it fits with my memory of being 9 rounds and looking like that. IIRC, the thumb pressure button is also on the other side from the Mk 2+ models.
 

NYECOGunsmith

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Its from the original Ruger Standard Model , and / or the Mark 1, the Standard Model starting in 1949 , the Mark 1 in 1951, and they only hold 9 rounds and they don't hold the bolt open after the last shot.
The feed lips roll in like that to control the round's exit from the magazine and guide it into the chamber, if they get damaged, feed reliability goes out the window.
 

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Here's a picture of mine, one of the last early red eagles, serial dates is to after Alexander Sturm died by about a month. So they hadn't yet switched to black in his honor.
 

Earthquake

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Thanks guy I knew somebody would know, any idea what they are worth? I want to sell it because I have no need for it. I would probably trade it for a Buckmark mag if any body wants it.

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