Ruger 10/22 Sporter stock

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by TINCANBANDIT, May 27, 2018.

  1. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT Active Member

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    I picked up a very good condition 10/22 Sporter finger grove walnut stock, can someone tell me if Ruger ever reproduced these or is this an original?

    I'll post pics later
     

  2. 67stingray

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    Tincan, Ruger actually made the finger groove sporter and even made one with checkering. If I'm not mistaken they were produced between 1966 and 1971. You rarely run across them and do bring a premium especially the checkered ones. They were reproduced aftermarket and the ones I've seen were not of the same quality, too me that appears to be an original. Nice find, beautiful little stock you have there.
     
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  3. TINCANBANDIT

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    so if this is an original, what is it worth?
     
  4. 67stingray

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    Not really sure, the replacements I've seen sold for around $130. I'd say around $275 to $300, you don't see them for sale that often.
     
  5. SGW Gunsmith

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    Very true, not many found for sale, at least that I've seen also. Maybe check the auction sites like Gunbroker to see what a sample sold for recently.
     
  6. paulruger

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    Nice find........what are your plans?
     
  7. dlgabler

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    I'm not sure about the actual production dates, but I do own two rifles that are original finger groove sporters:
    110-586XX mfg. in 1970 and 110-163XX mfg. in 1969
    Try finding a 10/22 serial that falls between those years of production and slap it in and be happy about it !
     
  8. rugertoter

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    Well, you can certainly tell that it's been a while since that one was produced. They sure don't put those sort of embellishments on their stocks anymore.

    Nice find! :D
     
  9. TINCANBANDIT

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    I bought a new billet aluminum trigger housing (gloss black anodized) from Atomic Arms and an all steel receiver from King's Armory. I plan on putting a high polish blued finish on the barrel and receiver. A one of a kind rifle.....
     
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  10. TINCANBANDIT

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    Here is a teaser shot, showing the high polished blued finish on the steel receiver

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  11. 67stingray

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    Very nice, keep them pics coming.
     
  12. rugertoter

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    Didn't even know an aftermarket sold steel receivers for the 10/22! Nice. What kind of bolt buffer does it have?
     
  13. TINCANBANDIT

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    The bolt buffer is a custom one, made by me, mil spec stainless steel pin inside tygon clear tubing

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  14. rugertoter

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    Nice. Does the tubing take a beating and need replaced every so often?
     
  15. TINCANBANDIT

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    I ha
    I have yet to wear one out
     
  16. fredc

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    Is there anyone who makes a nice walnut stock for a 10/22 ? I mean a very nice one !!
     
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  17. TINCANBANDIT

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