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I have a 1967-vintage Ruger Standard Auto, basic plinker model. Given its similarity to MKII and MKIII autos, will it accept grips designed for the MKII and MKIII? Will the grips in question require any sort of modification? I am thinking in particular of a set of Hogue or Volquartsen wrap-around rubber grips.
 

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Take off the grip panels and look for a number stamped on the grip frame (can't recall where they stamp it).... the later production used a slightly different frame, stamped "A-100". If you have this frame, Mark II grips will fit.
 

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Re: re: Ruger MKI Grips - commonality w/ MKII, MKIII?

RAGO59 said:
I BELIEVE SOME MOD ARE NEEDED FOR DIFFERENT
SAFETY LOCATION. A STEADY HAND AND A DREMAL TOOL.
Not possible to fit them if he has the old frame.... the screw locations are in a different spot.

Also, there is no need to modify anything for the safety... Standard Auto, Mark I, & Mark II all had the same safety location. If you were going to fit A-100 Mark I grips to a Mark II, you would need to relieve them for the bolt release.... but that would be stupid, as Mark I grips are rare as hen's teeth, and are worth a bunch more than Mark II grips (which are common as dirt).
 

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Tell me about it...the Mark 1 grip market seems pretty much limited to reproductions of the basic plastic slabs. Not that they don't work, of course, but what's the point of having guns if you don't tweak them from time to time?
 

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Keep an eye out at gun shows, I picked up a pair of checkered factory walnut grips a couple of months ago. They were the same price as MKII's from the vender. I also made a set for a Standard Model, pretty straight forward, as grip making goes.
 
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