What I would really like is a wood and metal folding stock for a Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin 70 to get that "paratrooper" M1A1 Carbine look without the price. You know, so I can relive all those old Sunday afternoon WWII movies. :D
I have considered getting a Butler Creek folding stock and cannibalizing the folding unit to adapt it to a factory wood stock, but if anyone knows where to find a pseudo M1A1 stock for a .22 I'd love to hear it.
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May 24, 2008, 10:40 AM
Can't help you with the folding part, but the Marlin 99M1 has a M1 Carbine look-alike stock.
May 24, 2008, 12:55 PM
Short answer...to the best of my knowdge no one makes such a stock.
Medium length answer....see if you can find a Choate side folder, put a rear sight like those Feather models that look like an M-1 Carbine or M1903a3 rear on the 10/22 and stick a 25 round clip in that sucker, pretend it looks more like an M1A1 than it will and call it "Mable"
Buy an M1A1 stock, studdy it carefully...take a wood working class...alter the pistol grip and recoil luc area of your expensive stock to allow it to be attached to the altered back end of your original 10/22 stock..and attach the two together in some way as to allowthem to stay together, apply rear sight as above to 10/22, cut a bad commercial 15 round carbine magazines top inch or so off and epoxy it to the base of a standard 10/22 magazine.
Rats! now I am wondering if a carbine stock can be inletted and then glass beded to take a 10/22 action. Thank goodness I do not have a spare carbine stock just sitting around! Actually I think the 10/22 action might be too wide for such without weakening the carbine stock far to much.
OK one of you 10/22 experimentors, go for it! Do one in an elcheapo very used and abused cartouche free fixed stock first and good luck.
May 25, 2008, 10:50 AM
Bumping my own thread, still looking for suggestions or leads...
May 25, 2008, 12:24 PM
The Iver Johnson US Carbine Cal. 22LR / Ermawerke EM1 .22 carbine did in fact have a foldy-stock M1A1-style version.
Unfortunately, they're very rare and expensive. Somebody in England sold just the stock for one on Gunbroker a year or so back for $350.
The (again, very rare version) complete rifle goes about $450-550.
May 25, 2008, 07:05 PM
Why not just get a real Carbine? Than you wouldn't have to live with the fact that your 22 is a fake carbine.
May 25, 2008, 07:10 PM
I have an Erma made Iver Johnson M1 22. Just a standard stock though.
May 26, 2008, 07:45 AM
It's not to hard to fit a 10/22 receiver to a original carbine stock. There is a thread over at rimfire about it.
May 26, 2008, 04:14 PM
Guy named Rampager did one, with a bit of work on a regular M1 stock. I will try to attach a link.