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10/22 exotic weapon system: NOT WHAT YOU THINK!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by cpileri, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. cpileri

    cpileri Well-Known Member

    OK, this is not a question on how to convert a 10/22 to FA.


    On the cover of the book it shows an artists rendition of the fully modified weapons system with a COOL retractable stock!

    Lately, I have been enamored with retractable stocks.

    So, i want to ask anyone who has read the book, or even who just knows the answer, how the author recommends constructing the retractable stock.

    Is it fabricated from scratch? salvaged from a kit like an M3 greasegun or something?
    Is it sturdy enough when extended?

    I know a 22 doesnt kick that much, but a normally strong guy pulling it into his shoulder and getting a cheek-weld will jiggle loose a junky moveable stock over time.

    So, even with Agent Schmuckatelli ever watching, anyone care to admit reading the thing or better yet knowing the part about the retractable stock?

    Agent S- ... er... I mean, C-
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    I've seen a photograph of a telescoping stock on a flintlock long gun so collasping stocks go back about 200 years. I've also personally handled a take down flintlock rifle that came apart at the wrist.

    Perhaps the most famous firearm in America's inventory today is the M-4 Carbine with its telescoping stock that collaspes into itself. It was not the first though and the M-3 & M3A1 Grease Gun both featured a stamped wire stock that collasped around the lower receiver. For "cool" factor, the German MP-38 with its underfolding stock (and its offspring seen in the AK & its variant) had to be the best looking of them all.

    As to your 10/22, nope, I'm not sure what the book has but I'm sure it's based on one of the three. Cool as a collaspable stock in whatever form it may take appear, it is not steady like a fixed stock. It can also be heavier too. Those are the trade-offs for the compactness and "cool" factor.
  3. cpileri

    cpileri Well-Known Member


    Well, if i could post a pic i would. But a quick searcg o goole for "10/22 exotic weapon system" will get a bunch of hits with the book cover shown. The type of stock is readily visible in the pictures.

    Like here, for example:

    Now I know it wont be super solid. But a sufficiently stiff ad tempered wire will at least allow consistent shots, i would think.

    Anyone ever made one of their own care to share the details?

    Anyone have one of those valkyrie arms Greaseguns or any other firearm that comes with a wire retractable stock? How is it?

  4. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Well-Known Member

  5. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    that stock looks machined.

    I second harry's idea about modding an airsoft mp5 stock.

    you could get one of the port firing weapon stocks from bushmaster . that's cool looking.

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