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What Type of metal is a ruger 10/22 made from?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Krazy, Aug 24, 2010.

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  1. Krazy

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    What is the base metal of a ruger 10 22 rifle? is it Aluminum, Iron, Brass, Lead, Stainless Steel..ect...? please help me out on this... im about to buy a gold plating kit so i can start customizing rifles and gold/hard chrome plating them...hopefully make some extra change by doing so.. so any help will be much appreciated..:)

    P.S I know most people dont like gold plated guns but its just something i always been interested in doing:)
     
  2. 41magsnub

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    AFAIK.. the receiver is painted aluminum. The barrel is blued steel.
     
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    Receiver is aluminum on standard models. I expect it's anodized, and don't know if there's paint on top of the anodizing.

    The discontinued 22 WMR and 17 HMR models had a steel receiver.

    The barrel and bolt are steel.
     
  4. Krazy

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    Thanks for the help 41mag & Michigan.. the thread can be closed now.
     
  5. CraigC
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    Don't close it yet!

    The 10/22 (.22LR) has always had an aluminum receiver. The blued models were only anodized for the first four years of production when they changed to a teflon coating. The later stainless models were clear anodized. In the last couple years they've changed again to a wrinkle coating in black for blued models, gray for stainless models.

    There never was a .17HMR 10/22M. They were produced in .22Mag and the receivers were constructed of blued steel.
     
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