To commemorate the 10/22's 50th birthday, Ruger has announced the Ruger Collector's Series 10/22 Carbine Rifle, which will feature a limited-time, 50th Anniversary bolt marking, commemorative 50th Anniversary box with an exclusive Collector's Series box decal and "The Ruger 10/22 Rifle 22 LR — Fifty Years 1964-2014" special receiver marking.
Also included are a Collector's Series pin, a 10/22 50th Anniversary bumper sticker, a replica of the original 1964 10/22 ad and a limited edition Ruger Collector's Series street sign.
This rifle ships with one BX-25 and one BX-1 magazine (an alternate model is available with three BX-1, 10-round magazines), while retaining popular 10/22 features like the black synthetic stock, push-button, cross-bolt manual safety and cold hammer-forged barrel.
"This Collector's Series rifle is a great chance for Ruger customers to get their hands on a limited edition 10/22— we are only producing 25,000 of them," said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. "The Ruger 10/22 has always been special to Ruger, and to America, and we are excited to incorporate this unique model into the line and celebrate this milestone anniversary."
I picked up this 50th Anniversary Edition Ruger 10 / 22 New / Old stock for 330.00 us out the door. It was found during a store inventory and was being put out in the gun rack for sale and I was able to purchase it at a discount the MSRP was 379.00 US . I took it to the woods and shot it its a nice shooter shoot 1 inch groups off hand trigger is a crisp 3 pounds . This contest winning 10/22 offers the best of both worlds by using a picatinny rail with an integrated fully adjustable rear aperture sight. It’s 18.5-inch stainless-steel barrel and natural silver-colored alloy receiver is complimented by a military style front sight blade protected by ears on either side and the factory 1/2×28 threaded barrel were some of the features I like. I can't wait to mount one of my SightMark Wraiths 4 x 32 x 50 mm Digital Day / Night Scopes on it and do some Feral Hog & Coyote Eradication with it.