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Early Ruger Standard pistols (Red Eagle) and non A100 MK-I pistols may need the loading button on new Ruger magazines changed to the other side of the magazine body, below are the instructions to do this.
1. Put on safety goggles, the spring in the magazine is under tension and can launch itself or the base retaining
2. Remove the magazine from the gun and then check the gun for a chambered round by cocking it. Remove any
ammo that may still be loaded in the magazine.
3. Hold the magazine upside down and insert a punch, heavy paperclip or other small tool into the small round
hole in the bottom of the magazine base. The punch will depress the base retaining plunger inside the
magazine, allowing you to remove the base. Be careful so you do not launch the retaining plunger or spring
into your eye.
4. Slide the base forward toward the front end of the magazine. The internal parts of the magazine are under
spring pressure, so use care when removing the base block. Once the base is removed take the retaining
plunger and spring out of the magazine body, set them aside.
5. Slide the follower down using the loading button until it is centered in the round opening at the bottom of the
slot on the side of the magazine body. Pull the loading button out.
6. Insert the loading button into the round opening and follower on the opposite side of the magazine and slide
it back to the top of the magazine.
7. Reassemble the magazine in reverse of above instructions. Check the up and down movement of the follower
using the loading button.
PULLING THE LOADING BUTTON ON THE SIDE OF THE MAGAZINE DOWN AND ALLOWING IT TO SNAP BACK TO THE TOP OF THE MAGAZINE WILL DAMAGE THE MAGAZINE AND FOLLOWER
Some replacement parts may require fitting or adjustment for proper operation
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