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Can I get a threaded barrel for Ruger MkIII ?

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:33 am
by MMH
I have a Ruger MkIII 22LR w/ a bull barrel. I am thinking about making a silencer for it. Is there a relatively inexpensive barrel for it that I could buy, or should I chuck the upper in a lathe and cut my own. I would then have to re-blue the machined part. Of course, I could just buy another MkIII w/ a threaded barrel for about $400.

Re: Can I get a threaded barrel for Ruger MkIII ?

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:02 am
by daviscustom
If you have the skills and equipment to do it, you may as well do it yourself. Tac. Sol. makes a nice aluminum upper with an integral threaded barrel, but it would cost over half what a threaded MKIII would.

Once you have a suppressor....unthreaded 22's don't seem to see much action.....so you could consider trading your unthreaded pistol for a threaded one if you don't want the hassle of doing it yourself.

Re: Can I get a threaded barrel for Ruger MkIII ?

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:40 am
by DS6
you can get a new upper with a threaded barrel attached for about $250

the newer markIII's.....22/45 have threaded ends.

Re: Can I get a threaded barrel for Ruger MkIII ?

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:52 am
by twodollarbill
daviscustom wrote:.

Once you have a suppressor....unthreaded 22's don't seem to see much action......
Well Said.

Thread your Ruger.

Re: Can I get a threaded barrel for Ruger MkIII ?

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:20 pm
by CMV
My 22/45 came threaded & with the high sights. It can accommodate a 1.5" diameter can from the factory, so I'm sure there's a way to get just that upper from Ruger.

A buddy recently paid about $75 to have the sights moved back & barrel threaded on his so I'd guess that's close to going rate.

Re: Can I get a threaded barrel for Ruger MkIII ?

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:29 pm
by DS6
CMV wrote:My 22/45 came threaded & with the high sights. It can accommodate a 1.5" diameter can from the factory, so I'm sure there's a way to get just that upper from Ruger.

A buddy recently paid about $75 to have the sights moved back & barrel threaded on his so I'd guess that's close to going rate.
yep, mine did as well. great little guns

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