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Ruger 10/22 "finger groove"

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by whitecoyote, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. whitecoyote

    whitecoyote Member

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    Recently aquired this Ruger 10/22. It's known as a "finger groove" model. It has a lower serial number 5740x, which dates it to 1966. It also has no Ruger warning stamped on the barrel.
    The 10/22 was pretty grungy when I got it, but it cleaned up well. On the bottom side of the barrel, under the front sight is som pitting. Looks like someone left it in a gun case to long. It's not a perfect 10/22, but a very serviceable shooter.
    Anyone else happen to like Ruger 10/22's?
    http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-10-22.html
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  2. Dookie

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    Very nice. You have yourself one of the most desirable models out there, in nice shape to.

    The only 10/22 I have at the moment is what I am calling "the 10/22 Ruger should pull their heads out of their butts and build". It is starting with a nice DSP stock.
     
  3. madcratebuilder

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    Excellent score. That wood is in nice condition. I well find a affordable finger groove some day.
     
  4. Sam1911

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    Wow, pretty!

    That looks like my grand-dad's 10/22 I remember from my childhood. His had that great, elegant stock that made it feel like a "real" rifle. My 10/22 from the early '90s has the "hunk-o-2x4" stock with barrel band that's more common.

    I've considered building it into a "race gun" or some other configuration, but that right there is what I really want to do with it.

    Anyone know where to get a stock like that now? (Besides the $289 option I found on eBay! :what:)
     
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    Nice, I would trade that for my 2009 10/22 any day.
     
  6. Dookie

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    Custom made or pays the man his money.
     
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    I'd love to find a nice walnut sporter for the 10/22 but none are available off the shelf. The walnut DSP stock is not too comfortable to me and the laminates leave me a little cold.
     
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    I bought a 10/22 Rifle (not the carbine) about five years ago. It had a barrel a couple of inches longer than the carbine, and the stock didn't have a barrel band or a curved butt plate. Unfortunately it had a hardwood stock. I bought the checkered walnut stock (from Ruger) that jmr40 linked, and have a really nice 10/22. As I recall I paid $75.00 or so for the stock, and sold my old one on GunBroker.
     
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