The tool works as it is described. Definitely helps with disassembly/reassembly of the Ruger Mark ii and iii pistols.
This tool plus the YouTube videos really make the process of taking apart and reassembling My Rugar Mark III simple. Could have used this 10 years ago with my Mark II.
With the help of a small mallet and this awesome tool, as well as the six minute video instructional video I disassembled a MkIII completely and reassembled it successfully. The seller/inventor of the tool has been extremely helpful, and I’ll absolutely recommend this product. It’s a bargain at twice the price and everybody who has been told how much fun and how accurate the Ruger .22 pistols are, but not how much of a pain to take apart and re-assemble, should get it, as well as this little mallet TEKTON 30812 Double-Faced Soft Mallet, 35 mm
This tool should be considered a MUST HAVE for Mark Series pistol owners. I have a MKII. With this tool cleaning my pistol has become routine. And, I do so weekly. Additionally, the included instructions and pictures are a HUGE help. Especially when learning the process. I wish I could award 10 stars.
I have 2 Ruger Mark IIIs that I clean a lot, and this tool really helps. So why not 5 stars? First, the end of the tool that’s supposed to help open the Mainspring latch doesn’t fit into the groove on my gun. However, a paper clip works just as well. The tool does make it much easier to remove a sticky Mainspring, although you may still have to use a hammer. I thought I could do it with my hands using this tool, but I still need a hammer. The tool does make it easy to remove and replace the recoil spring, so that’s nice. Again, using my bare hands I was not able to replace the mainspring assy, so again I just used a hammer without the tool. Most people have trouble reassembling the gun and the tool does help, but the tool is not a magic wand. If you’re still having trouble go over to YouTube and check out the videos. Because of my Mark IIIs I keep a small plastic hammer in my gun bag. Whatever, don’t be afraid of taking down your Ruger Mark .22. The videos, and a hammer, help a lot. ALWAYS make sure the gun is unloaded before you clean it and function check it when you finish. If the bolt won’t pull back you’ll have to remove and replace the Mainspring assy. Not a big deal.
Update: Okay, looks like they make two different models and I got the wrong one. So, don’t do that. If you do, you can make it fit by carving the end with a knife and a file. Worked for me.
Great design and with the instructions it is so easy to use. I have been waiting for someone to make this tool for years and they hit a home run. This is a must have tool for Ruger Mark model guns.
Very slick tool for breaking down and reassembling the Ruger. Dummy-proofs the process, and the hard plastic prevents scratching, etc. Be sure to email the seller to get the right version, but very easy to work with and fast shipping/responsive service.
With the help of a small mallet and this awesome tool, as well as the six minute video instructional video I disassembled a MkIII completely and reassembled it successfully. The seller/inventor of the tool has been extremely helpful, and I’ll absolutely recommend this product…