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Normally I don't bother with rugers with a prefix in the serial numbers. This one is an exception.
I was going to stay home this morning. I went out to a local gun show and picked up the 10/22 deluxe carbine. It has some small nicks and scratches nothing bad. I'm pleased with it. It has not been shot very much. The picture does not do the rifle justice. In the picture I just cleaned it up. Later today I will install a scope on it.


 
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I'm partial to the 10/22. Like the option on yours. I've spent years looking for a early checkered international stock model.

They are well designed guns and a breeze to work on. Just about anyone can install custom parts or trigger group improvements to them. Nice that you don't have to own a gunsmithing shop to work on them. They make a great plinker or small game hunting rifle. One of Bill Rugers best achievements....

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Jim,

That's my absolute favorite .22 auto. I had a pretty one years back, but could never get a trigger pull less than about 6 pounds. Of course that was before all the aftermarket trigger parts came on the market. Just recently I've been pineing for another. Now if I could only find a 22 in. barrel, factory taper, sans sights....

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How come nobody has posted pics of a charger in here. I seen some with real cool modified stocks when I sneeked over and lurked around the ruger forum last night.
 

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I have the same exact rifle. A friend who doesn't shoot Dad passed away and he gave it to me. He wouldn't accept any money, just wanted it to go to a person that would take care of it.

 

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I also like this model of the 10/22. It was an impulse buy. I really picked it up for my Granddaughter.

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I also like this model Ruger. I prefer the older model 10/22's. To me they are much better than the new ones. I may slap a trigger group in this one. I have not shot it yet but the trigger is not bad as it is. Plenty of after market stuff for these rifles.

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Plenty of custom 10/22's around. I was lurking at the Ruger forum looking for recommendations and reviews for a cheap scope for it. I have plenty of high end scopes. But I'm not going to waste one on this rifle. I need a nice light weight rimfire scope. I'll take care of that later today I will pick one up.

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Beautiful 10/22 I like these deluxe models.
Nice picture.
 

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Re: 36 yr old Ruger 10/22




Well the rifle is now funky and unconventional. This morning I went to a local big chain sporting goods store. I had my Granddaughter with me. I was looking for a cheap scope for the rifle. The store was blowing these out on clearance. The Simmons 4x32 22 Mag scope for just under twenty bucks out the door. They had them in black and silver. She said to me the silver one is a prettier scope. So silver it is. Since it is her rifle. Hard to argue that. Not a bad little scope for under twenty bucks. The rings are very high and I even have to pick my head up off the stock. So I can get a good view through the scope. I'll take care of that tomorrow. I will pick up a set of lower rings.
 

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I could not take the silver scope on the rifle. So I installed a older redfield on it. The scope in this picture fits perfect. Nice and low. Only issue I will wasted a very nice 3x9 on this rifle. Later I will switch it to another redfield that is a 2x7. But I have to pick up some medium rings to get the smaller scope to fit. (Go Figure) Either that or remove the rear sight. Which I do not want to do. Easy to drift it out to get the scope on. I guess I will just go with the medium rings. The scope on the rifle now. Is probably worth more than the rifle. It is a very collectable accurange model which is a waste of a nice scope on this little 10/22. The scope was used as replacement for Vietnam era sniper rifles.
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Update
I figured it out. I managed to get the 2x7 Redfield on the rifle using the low scope mounts. The rear sight is a flip down sight.
With it flipped down still no go. I was real close. So I started to eyeball the sight. Using my calibrated eyeballs. I could see that the screws holding the elevation adjustment leaf in the sight was the problem. I removed the two small screws and sight leaf. Now it all works out fine. The bell of the scope is inside the rear sight least I have about 1mm clearance. That works for me. I'm happy with this setup. My Granddaughter will have to live with it as is. The 2x7 is about perfect for this rifle. That Simmons scope bugged me. I could not stand having a scope made in China on this Ruger. Now it is all American the rings and base are weaver.
The packages stated made in the USA. That works for me. Plus the scope is the correct era for this rifle another plus for me.

 

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I'm still playing with this one. I went through some parts boxes and scrounged up a better set of rings. These are medium height rings. With these rings I was able to put the rear sight insert back on the sight. The low rings were just to low even for my granddaughter. Damn I'm making a career out of this rifle. The other day I ran into a retired gunsmith I know. He likes the 10/22's. His trigger and action work is as about as good as it gets. He does a fantastic job. On Monday I'll drop it off at his house. He will go through the rifle and turn it into a shooter. I have replaced plenty of parts in the 10/22 trigger groups. And even stoned a few trigger groups. But they never come out as good as the ones this gunsmith does. I'll let him do the work on this one.

 
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