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Some folks who own and shoot their RST4 and RST 6 A54 grip frame and Ruger Mark I Target pistols with the A100 grip frame, don't have very good luck with the factory magazines as provided by those early pistols. They sure don't work well in my two guns:





When I converted over to using the Ruger Mark II magazine bodies, and the separate gray base plate style that's now the 9-round replacement that Ruger now offers, I had an issue that I didn't anticipate. The radius on the working end of the original magazine latch/release is rather small and when trying to release one of the new style magazines, that tiny radius would hang up in the gap between the floorplate and the magazine body's bottom:



The magazine base on the right covers the whole bottom of the early magazine bodies, so the smaller radius worked just fine. But something different is needed when the newer style magazines, which actually do work better and provide the use of 10 rounds rather than only 9.
So, here's the solution that I found:



This extended magazine latch/release has a much larger radius on the working end and it slides right over the gap that's present on the new style magazines so magazines don't hang up and glide right out of the grip frame.

**NOTE**: Using the Mark II style magazines in the A54 grip frame will require that the magazine follower button be moved over to the right side of the magazine body to operate properly. The A100 grip frame does not need this modification and Mark II magazines can be used as is.
 

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I have a MkI T-678 and a Standard, both A100 grip frames, that I load with MKII magazines. The SGW ext. mag latch\release allows for easier inserting, but especially removing the mags! :tears_of_joy:

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I have a Ruger Mark IV Standard .22 lr 6" i want to change the grips love yours.Where can I find them you have?
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Sorry for the "really late" reply. Concerning your question about early Ruger pistol grip panels. On the RST4, those are a set of A54 panels of which I make completely from blanks. The Mark I Target pistol has the A100 grip frame and the thumbrest panels were purchased from Ruger when the pistol was.
For some reason, once a set of panels are done and put in our on-line store, they don't seem to last very long:
 

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Just found this at LGS and it followed me home.
Ruger Standard made in 1955. S/N is "55" in binary. cool huh?
haven't fired yet. coupla issues.
When I dissasembled, it was so loosey goosey that the frame, bolt, and most of the small pieces that make the bolt scattered all over my office floor.
Hope I found it all. Hope I put it all together correctly.
The recoil rod has one of the "ears" broken off. When assembled it can't go anywhere when in upper. It apears to fuction okay.
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The main issue I am having, and why I posted here, is the magazine.
The "lips" seem too loose and allow the cartridge to rotate up, so it won't feed.
I can lock the bolt and push the round into it's correct position, then release the bolt and the round chambers nicely.

Should I:
1. squeeze the lips with plyers and close the gap? would the work? permanent?
2. buy a replacement Standard/MK1 magazine?
3. buy a MK11 magazine?
 
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