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That 10/22 pin that keeps falling out finally....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CoyoteSix, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. CoyoteSix

    CoyoteSix Member

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    Got lost in the field....

    Yeah I was out shooting with my beloved 10/22. Noticed that the barrel wasn't on tight enough since the last time I cleaned it. I field strip it in the desert and half way through realize that the one pin that always falls out was gone. After much scrambling I came up empty handed.


    Any one wanna help me figure out what the pin is called so I can order a new one?
     
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  3. CoyoteSix

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    Thanks RC model. I know for sure it wasn't the pins holding the trigger assembly to the receiver.
     
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    I have managed to lose an extractor, when hammering in new sights in a vise.
     
  5. Arizona_Mike

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    My brand new 10/22 has two loose pins but fortunately they are held in place by the stock.

    Mike
     
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    CoyoteSix, use the schematic rcmodel posted to figure out which pin you lost. It is probably pin #10 or one of the two identical #42 pins.
    #10 is the rear travel stop for the bolt, is slightly larger and higher up
    #42 are the trigger group pins, they're smaller, lower, and there's two of them.

    The amazon link you posted seems to be small action pins, not the two likely culprits.
    You probably need one of these two:
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/49...m-receiver-cross-pin-96-44-96-22-96-22-magnum
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/94...r-10-22-10-22-magnum-96-44-96-22-96-22-magnum
    If you don't have a Midway order to make, call Ruger up and ask for the parts department, there's a good chance they'll send you a replacement pin (or set of pins) for free, and if they charge you they generally have reasonable prices for small parts.
    If it is the bolt stop pin, many people replace that with a plastic buffer anyway, if you do that get one that's a tight fit.


    Not to be overly harsh, but something isn't right here. You don't know the basic assembly pins of your 10/22 - and yet you're taking it down in the field for a barrel adjustment? I have 4 10/22s, and none of them has needed the barrel adjusted on the fly, because the barrels are properly installed to the receivers.

    To prevent this occuring again, you have some options:
    1- stop taking the stock off in the field, do whatever it takes to get the internals working correctly and leave it alone
    2- get some spare pins and deform them just enough to make them sticky in their holes
    3- put a dab of really thick grease or wax on the pins to stick them in place (I use this method with a healthy dose of method #1)
    4- tape over the pins once installed, the blue/green painters' tape works for this nicely
     
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    Kind of strange that you are asking us what pin fell out. I assume it's the bolt stop pin, or one of the two pins that hold the trigger assembly in place. If its the bolt stop might as well upgrade to a bolt buffer by VQ or Kidd.
     
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    I've seen folks replace their bolt stop pin with a properly sized nylon bolt from the hardware store. I've shot the gun and it does cut down on the recoil rattle. And, they're cheap, and replaceable, if they EVER do wear out!

    :D
     
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    10-22 bolt buffers are their own industry, pick the color, material, brand name there's a ton of them out there. www.rimfirecentral.com is your go to for everything 10-22.
     
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    Yep, from you description it sounds like a bolt buffer. This is a good time to upgrade to a KIDD bolt buffer which is a common mod on these guns.
     
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    Thanks BigDave! I really like the grease and tape idea. I think I'll use the DIY approach some of the other posters have mentioned as well.

    Also, I'm asking which pin it is because I honestly don't know what it's called!:D
     
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    And what we're saying is do some research on your own to figure out what it's called, because there is more than one pin that can fall out, and with the internet at your fingertips it should take no more than a few minutes to determine the part you need.
     
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    Isn't this place as good as any, and better than most? :p
     
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    I guess our mileage obviously varies as to the purpose of a forum. That is a good link, similar to the helpful post by rcmodel at the top.
     
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    My point is after that useful link at the top was posted the OP continued to act like he didn't know what pin he needed.
     
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    No, here you have to put up w/ all the comments about how stupid one is, where if you use Google every day you can find the information and only the NSA knows. If you're not well versed in Googling you have to put up w/ the abuse at the "High" Road.
     
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    How could any of the pins mentioned in this thread POSSIBLY fall out while firing? If one of them did fall out, how could that POSSIBLY cause the barrel to loosen? There are two screws that attach the barrel to the receiver. ONLY those two screws' loosening could cause the barrel to loosen. :cool:
     
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    Are you sure it isn't a nut?
     
  22. Captains1911

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    Read the OP.
     
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    Well stated! But think of how much less there would be to read if OPs' questions just got answered instead of critiqued.

    Gig 'em!
     
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    CoyoteSix - grease OR tape - or at least wipe down the exterior before applying tape.
     
  25. CoyoteSix

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    Hey all, just wanted to anounce that I figured out it was actually #33 on the Brownells sheet. The "Magazine latch pivot/ejector pin".

    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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