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M1 Carbine Stock for the Ruger 10/22 REVIEW

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GunnyUSMC, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. GunnyUSMC

    GunnyUSMC Well-Known Member

    I though that some of you would like to see this.

    This is a review I did back in 2010 on the M1 carbine style stock made for the Ruger 10/22. You can order it from several places now. Sarco does offer one with the front sling swivle mounted on the front band.

    Last week, I was asked to do a review by a member on another forum, on the M1 Carbine stock that he is selling for the Ruger 10/22. I told him I would do a review without any sugar coating, but would do it from four points of view. Two points of view will be by me, as someone who works on stocks and a milsurp collector. The third point of view will be by a friend who collects guns of all types and the fourth will be from my twelve year old son's point of view.


    This is my review as someone who works on stocks.

    The stock I received is one with a dark stain finish. He also offers one with a clear blonde finish.



    The stock is made of a tight grain Beech wood. It has a nice red stain that is sprayed on. The finish looks good but it tends to scratch easily.

    The cut of the stock and the inlay are well done, and the rifle drops into the stock very easily. The only problem I found on the stock that was sent to me is the hole for the action screw was slightly offset, but I was still able to get the screw in place and tighten the action in the stock. The handguard is not as wide as the stock but very close.




    The handguard is held on by a machine screw at the left rear of the handguard. There is a barrel nut that is recessed in the left side of the stock and pinned in place for the screw to secure the handguard to the stock. The barrel band secures the handguard at the front of the stock. The screw and barrel band hold the handguard firmly in place and there should be no problem with it coming off. There is a cutout for the rear sight in the handguard but it's very hard to see the factory sight.






    As someone who works on stocks, I would say that overall, it is a well made stock.
  2. GunnyUSMC

    GunnyUSMC Well-Known Member

    M1 Carbine Stock for the Ruger 10/22 REVIEW /part 2

    My review from a milsurp collector's point of view.

    The stock is cut very close to the M2 potbelly stock and from a distance, it's very easy to mistake it for a M1 Carbine. With the rifle mounted in the stock, it feels and points very similar to the M1 Carbine, but is slightly heavier.

    The sling slot and oiler cutout in the buttstock are just like on an original stock and the M1 Carbine Sling and Oiler can be used on a stock.

    There are only three things I find that would not appeal to milsurp collectors is the rear screw in the handguard, the front sling swivel, and the butt plate.

    The rear screw on the handguard is something that can be looked over because it is needed to secure the handguard in place.

    The front sling swivel being mounted in the stock is the one thing on the stock I really do not like. I wish the swivel would've been mounted to the barrel band.
    The buttplate does note look like the original but it is something that I could live with.

    Overall, it is a very nice looking stock. The only way to get a stock closer to the M1 Carbine would be to modify an original stock to fit the 10/22.

    Review by my friend and gun owner:

    My friend, Ken, has been buying guns for a very long time. He does his own gunsmithing and just loves tinkering with guns. I brought the stock and a 10/22 rifle to his house yesterday. Ken looked at the stock and thought that it was very well made. He liked the color of it and said that the blonde finish stock would look very nice.

    I let Ken switch out the stocks which he found was very easy. He said that he liked the way the swing swivel was attached to the front of the stock, and he liked the buttplate. He said the buttplate and the swivel looked like the ones on the AK47.

    Ken pointed out that the barrel nut in the stock that the handguard screw goes into looked a little large and that a smalller one may have been better. He also said that the barrel band had some burrs on the edge that he would clean up to avoid scratching the finish on the stock.

    If Ken had to describe the stock in one word, it would be COOL. Ken said it was a great stock and that he might get him one to put on his 10/22.

    My twelve year old son's point of view:

    My son really liked the stock, and said that everyone should get one. He said it looks just like an M1 Carbine.

    My son is one of those that tells you if he likes or does not like something, there is no middle of the road with him.


    So, all in all I would have to say, that I like this little stock. On a scale from 1-10, I give it an 8
    If anyone would like to get one of these I can get you his contact info.
  3. SlimeDog

    SlimeDog Well-Known Member

    Great review. I've been thinking about one of these stocks for a while - this pushed me over the edge. Thanks.
  4. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    I just don't really care for the wood. If it was walnut like a carbine stock and finished in BLO or TUNG then it would be a lot of fun. It just looks too much like a cheap 10-22 stock with a wood heat shield on top.
  5. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    Good review.

    Does anyone have the SARCO version? That's the one I'd really like to see.
  6. ChileRelleno

    ChileRelleno Well-Known Member

    Will be adding a barrel band retaining spring, give it just a little more realism.
    M1 mag was cut and permanently attached to a factory Ruger mag, a nice touch if I do say so myself.

  7. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    How do you load the ruger with the mag in the way?
  8. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    it's too pretty. beat it up some so it looks more like an m1 :)
  9. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    My wife dropped mine onto gravel with the EABCO version of the stock on

    Now it looks like a battle-tested rifle, I guess
  10. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    thanks for the report!
  11. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    It does look good, I purchased one of the nylon folding stocks for the 10/22 but really did not like the feel or the handling so I went back to the factory stock. This looks good enough to make me think about buying one of the M1 Stocks for my Ruger. I have an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine that has more of a blond stock and was trying to decide to leave it alone or change color on it, again after looking at the 10/22 stock next to the M1 I think my Carbine is going to get a face lift. Thanks for the review.
  12. zhyla

    zhyla Well-Known Member

    Hey, that's pretty clever. Brownells has them for $110. A little steep for a $200 gun, but not ridiculous.
  13. trueg50

    trueg50 Well-Known Member

    I bought mine almost two years ago, and I love it. The 10/22 is a handle little rifle, and this stock really helps improve it.
  14. ChileRelleno

    ChileRelleno Well-Known Member

    Its not in the way, quite the contrary.
    The M1 mag is firmly attached to the bottom of Ruger mag, its like having a handle on the bottom of the mag.
  15. bbq fan

    bbq fan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the post. Its another reason I should buy a 10-22 given how many configurations are available...

  16. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    You wanna give us some details on how to do that conversion? If I get a stock I would like to modify a M1 mag and 10/22 mag to make a visual match.

    Any odds a Ruger 25 round mag would fit inside the shell of a cut off 30 round mag?
  17. desidog

    desidog Well-Known Member

    Years ago i recall Cheaper than Dirt carrying an M1-esque bayonet lug for the 10/22. I can't seem to find it or something similar now. Would a carbine's work on the 10/22? ( i imagine you'd have to use a bbl band retainer too.) ...and would a bayonet actually fit?
  18. ifit

    ifit Well-Known Member

    WOW, very nice:cool: but im just waitin for legacy sports m1 in 22lr
  19. ChileRelleno

    ChileRelleno Well-Known Member

    1) I measured length/angle of a mag in my M1 carbine.
    2) I then altered a M1 mag, dremeled indentations lengthwise into a Ruger 10rd mag to seat it in.
    3) Applied JB weld inside and out, let cure, filed and sanded the JB Weld on the outside smooth with the mag.
    4) Sanded, primed and painted the M1 mag and base of 10 rd mag.

    I'll try to remember to get a pic of the mag(s).

    No idea.
  20. ChileRelleno

    ChileRelleno Well-Known Member

    Thought I had some pics from when I did the Ruger/M1 mag mod... I did.

    Notice that the M1 mag sit in two grooves that I inlet the bottom/front with, while the back sits flush. This helps create the angle the M1 mags sits at.

    You can see I messed up just a bit positioning the mack side it is off just a tad... Oops.

    This was still a little rough, I've since smoothed all the JBWeld up and repainted it again.

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