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Over in the old forum I vented about the boy genius that has taken over running the buying and selling of guns at one of my old haunts. He buffalo'd the owner into believing his shtick...He has most of the deals backwards to value...

Case in point...tonight I bought a first year production Ruger 10/22 Sporter in excellent condition with a early Redfield Widefield Scope on it for $250 :eek: When I walked up to the counter, I asked him if I could get a better deal :mrgreen: He said sure, all them 10/22's are the same and they are a dime a dozen. He knocked off another $25 bucks....

I think I'm really starting to like this maroon...... :-B

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LOL, what a knucklehead. I have a Sporter, nice rifle.
 
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So how many types of 10/22's were in the first year of production? What are they worth in good shape?
I have one from that era and always wonderd the price. a friend's father gave it to me (didn't want it in the house)and I never did fire it much.

I always wanted to tweak with it for trigger and other stuff but never did with the low serial number and all. So It just has sat in my safe for the last 10 years.
 
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This may get you started...you can look up your serial number and get the year of production on your gun. Unlike the other company's you can call Ruger and get your guns history over the phone. And if you request a factory letter listing what they told you about it.....well be prepared to foot the bill....it costs nothing :mrgreen:

Pics would help us tell if it's a standard 10/22, Sporter, or International model...as with everything condition is key. Checkered early stocks add considerably to the value of the gun. Low serial numbers do the same...

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"....it costs nothing"

Well that's a nice touch. I'm impressed. In general I've been prejudiced against Ruger products all my shooting career, considering them to mostly be overrated. Some of these "classic" early revolvers y'all have been showing here in the past few months are intriguing. That's all I need...another brand to collect.
 
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Well, let me say this about that :cool:

Single Actions are more addicting then 1911's.... :p
Ask me how I know? I'll be the guy standing on the street corner, 3-days of beard growth....in old torn cloths. You'll know it's me when you see the sign I'm holding. Will work for SixGuns :)


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serial number, 20,xxx. So about 1966 production. Plain jane walnut stocks. No checkering and it is not the international.

1 imperfection, otherwise pristine condition. 1/2 inch by 1/16 inch scrath on the top of the receiver.

hate the current trigger, but if it is collectible i don't even want to drop in an aftermarket trigger on it.

so how collectible is it? just drop in a new trigger and enjoy? or keep it in the safe?
 
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Keep it in the safe :) Find a beater to fix up. Get a Power Custom trigger kit from Cabela's if there is a store near you. They are about 55 bucks and will make a world of difference. Next up change to a Green Mountain barrel and a synthetic or wood stock of your choice and your on your way to a custom...and another addiction :lol:

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Gizamo said:
Well, let me say this about that :cool:

Single Actions are more addicting then 1911's.... :p
Ask me how I know? I'll be the guy standing on the street corner, 3-days of beard growth....in old torn cloths. You'll know it's me when you see the sign I'm holding. Will work for SixGuns :)


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SEE????? I told you that working with lead, to cast your own boolits, was going to cause deviant behavior!!!!! 8-} ..... b-( I just couldn't resist!!!Bob
 

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You know I must confess to being ignorant about the 10-22 myself.I always figured they were a dime a dozen to.They are such a successful affordable little gun that it is rare I meet any one who doesnt own one.I bought one in 1979 and had it until about 1989 when I let it go to sweeten a deal in a swap.I bought another one in 1995 that I still have.The newer one has a cheaper stock with birch I think it is and the butt plate is plastic instead of steel.
About a year ago I decided I needed some larger clips and seen a ram-line 50 round clip at the gun show in vegas so I bought one for thirty bucks.I almost bought three of them. But I figured I will see how this thing works.I was amazed at how any thing could be made and sold that is as worthless as that clip.I jumped on the pc and started surfing and reading up on clips for the 10-22.I found many people who had been ripped off buying a ram-line clip.I should have known just by looking at the plastic lips.
I read all about how you can load it up and let it sit and weaken the sping and to load it up and unload it up many times and all that and tried it all and it would not feed more than five rounds before jamming.If any one is on vacation in death valley and comming into nevada and sees a blm shooting range sighn pull off and you may find it if you want it. Because I finaly sent it flying down range.I should have set it up and shot it all to pieces because some one probably found it and is pulling there hair out right now.
I found a video of a guy fireing a 10-22 full auto in you tube and seen how flawless his clips fed and he mentioned the clips as being t-125 from tactical inovations.So I looked them up and found they make aluminum ones and composite ones with steel lips.They show a full size pickup parked on one of the compoite ones and they were cheaper.They also have screws in the top so they can be adjusted to each gun and you can raise or lower the feed ramps and make the clip fit tight. They also are desighned so you can take them apart as in half and clean them, They are 25 round clips and they had a sale two of them with a butler creek folding stock.I paid 100 bucks and got the deal.
The clips work as good or better than the factory 10 rounders and I like the folding stock for hauling the 10-22 and not having to worry about banging the stock etc.It opens up nice and tight and dont affect accuracy etc.I ended up buying to more of the clips at 34 bucks a piece. I see now they are up to over 40 since wonder boy got elected and soon will be banning them.I wish now I had bought a couple of the aluminum ones also but they were pricey around 60 bucks and I imagine way more now to.
They sell all kinds of goddies for 10-22 in the site so I started looking at some of the stuff and surfing around and it is amazing how many barrel and stocks and different configurations you can turn a 10-22 into even twin gatling guns.
Both my older one and my new one are super accurate straight out of the box.I could only imagine what a bull barrel etc would do for one.The trigger pull seems ok to me I guess I am just used to the factory pull but with a trigger job also I could see some extreme accuracy could be achieved. I think a 10-22 is one of rugers crowning achievments affordable semi autos with bolt action accuracy and iron ball dependability.
Now having read this thread my mind has been perverted into keeping my covetous eye balls out for the older ones in my sniffing around gun shops etc.
 

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Onenut58 I have also learned to keep my mind opened when on this forum. Their is a lot to learn here, on all types of arms. ;)
 

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I picked up two for the first time ever for my son and me about two years ago. He got the little youth sporter, and I got the all stainless with synthetic stock. Both will hold an inch at 50yds when the wind isn't blowing here in Oklahoma. Sorry to say he doesn't shoot his much anymore, now that he has the bug he wants to shoot everything else instead. Just can't say no when he gets that gleem in his eyes when I drag out the M1 Garand or 1903A3 to shoot.
 
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