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Why I won't buy a "plastic" 10/22.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CajunBass, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. CajunBass

    CajunBass Member

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    Because I keep finding ones like this for less money.

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    It had a hang tag on it that said "10/22 DL." Now I don't know if "DL" is a designation Ruger used before they started to use DSP or not, but it's basically the same thing. Walnut checkered stock, but no rubber butt pad, and I think the sling swivles are add ons due to the white spacers. According to the serial number (116-7XXX) it was made in 1977, and sports a "no warning" barrel. The wood looks better than in the picture. I found one small scratch on it, and the butt looks a little worn, probably from being carried in the crook of someone's arm for years.

    I haven't had a chance to range test it yet, but I took it "down the hill" out back and ran 30 rounds or so through it, and shot the snot out of a peach can. No problems at all.

    Plastic trigger? Who cares?

    I know the picture isn't very good. I need a better camera but this one still works. Sort of.
     
  2. Rubber_Duck

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    I'm with you on this one. No sense in buying a new .22 when there's plenty of good used ones to be had for less than the price of a new one.

    I picked up a 1971 Marlin Model 60 for $50. I don't think I'll ever be buying a brand-new .22LR rifle. :)
     
  3. bonza

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    Great find. I 'd like to find one of the 10/22s with the Mannlicher stock on a used rack somwtime.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Nice find, reminds me of my 10/22, though mine was the standard model. I bought it new in 1978 for $64.50. Yours looks like the fancier Deluxe Sporter which retailed for $89.50 in 1977. It featured a hand checkered pistol grip and fore-end, sling swivels, and no barrel band.
     
  5. Dookie

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    I am guessing with a 116,XXX serial number, that it is either the incorrect barrel for the receiver, or it was one that that Ruger had laying around and put on. 1977 is about 3 years to late for a non warning barrel, I had a 1974 that did not have one, I got it from the guy who bought it new.

    Either way, nice rifle and great find, they want 200 locally for a 118,XXX DSP, warning barrel, that is beat and slightly rusty. Even though right next to it is a new DSP for 70 bucks more.
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Absolutely. It's amazing how you can find old rimfires that higher quality for less money than all the new ones.
     
  7. wep45

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    nice find. that is one good looking rifle. enjoy your new purchase
     
  8. rangerruck

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    you are correct sir, no need for the new ones. However, this will eventually drive up the price, of the used ones.
    Kill off the plastic new ones i say...
     
  9. Inspector3711

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    Great rifles... I have one with a Butler Creek target barrel that shoots half inch 10 shot groups at 50 yards with the factory trigger that's off my pull gage heavy.
     
  10. Oohrah

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    I bought a DSP or Sporting Delux
    new back in the early 70s for the
    grand total of $99. No barrel band
    and a hand checkered walnut stock.
     
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