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sportsman
03-09-2011, 4:14 PM
are the older 10/22 say 1980 better than the new ones is there a way to find out what year one is

maschronic
03-09-2011, 4:16 PM
i know the trigger housing is steel vs plastic. besides that, i'm not really sure. i'm sure someone will chime in with all the details. i prefer the older ones with wood stock.

sportsman
03-09-2011, 4:24 PM
seems like the older stuff is just better made but would like to know the difference

trob
03-09-2011, 7:14 PM
yes, they are made better. Mostly finishing techniques (surface finish, and machining finishes).

Anything pre-2007 will be a metal trigger guard.

EDIT: you asked for differences. new ones will not be blued (even the stainless will be painted silver). I think they have a few options in production that offer the real stainless finish now. The new ones have a krinkle painted receiver that tends to peel when firing and gum up the receiver (older models will have nice bluing or anodizing). They also have plastic trigger guards and horribly machined parts in the new ones. It is not uncommon for guys to say that their new rifle shows extensive gouges on the bolt face and internals.

I like the older ones. The newest 10/22 I have is 2000. My oldest is 1975.

sportsman
03-10-2011, 5:35 PM
thanks for the info

WDE91
03-10-2011, 6:12 PM
I have one 10-22
its a 1973 10-22

trob
03-10-2011, 7:07 PM
I have one 10-22
its a 1973 10-22

thanks for the contribution :D

YourHuckleberry
03-10-2011, 7:26 PM
I have one 10-22
its a 1973 10-22

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iambrian
03-10-2011, 9:51 PM
haha, classic!

CmpsdNoMore
03-11-2011, 4:25 AM
I was browsing at a gun store yesterday and decided to take a look at the 10/22 rifles cause I was thinking of getting a second one to put some tech sights on. I was surprised at how cheap the new stocks feel and look compared to my walnut stock for my 70's 10/22.

Bigdaa
03-11-2011, 6:50 AM
I was browsing at a gun store yesterday and decided to take a look at the 10/22 rifles cause I was thinking of getting a second one to put some tech sights on. I was surprised at how cheap the new stocks feel and look compared to my walnut stock for my 70's 10/22.

Do what I did. Make that cheap stock fit your hand like a glove.

Top: My Work.


Bottom: Needs My Work.


If I can do it, you can do it.

It's fun and it's therapeutic up until those damn orderlies make me take my pills again:mad:



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CmpsdNoMore
03-11-2011, 7:25 AM
If I bought a new 10/22 I wouldn't worry about the stock. I have my current 10/22 in a hogue stock and would put that receiver in the original stock for it and the new one in the hogue. Not that I have the money for it anyway, though.

WDE91
03-11-2011, 7:40 AM
Well lets see vintage 10-22's have some to all of the following

pre warning label barrel
metal butt plate
metal trigger guard
walnut stock
better machining
better finishing

a modern 10-22 has none of the above

So I guess I like vintage 10-22's better and sure I guess I could like Turtle also

Bigdaa
03-11-2011, 8:09 AM
Sometimes it feels like I am replying to zombies around this place........................:gene:

sportsman
03-11-2011, 6:06 PM
Just bought a 10/22 has metal trigger guard is there a way to know the year

CmpsdNoMore
03-11-2011, 7:56 PM
Try this:
http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-10-22.html

WDE91
03-12-2011, 7:06 AM
Charlie try changing out the ejector with something along these lines
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=363360

CmpsdNoMore
03-12-2011, 11:43 AM
I had horrible extracting problems with federal bulk until i bought the volquartsen exact edge extractor. Now I have absolutely no problems, even pulling the 2.5 Lb. trigger as fast as I can.

Glamisdude
03-12-2011, 7:38 PM
looking for Ruger 10/22 Butler Creek SS folder stock + green laser. Any one have any leads other then Ebay?

jackandblood
03-12-2011, 8:24 PM
Yes in fact the stainless I bought recently is actually plastic painted in silver. It also has no rifling and oddly came without magazine but with a muzzle loading rod...:banghead:

yes, they are made better. Mostly finishing techniques (surface finish, and machining finishes).

Anything pre-2007 will be a metal trigger guard.

EDIT: you asked for differences. new ones will not be blued (even the stainless will be painted silver). I think they have a few options in production that offer the real stainless finish now. The new ones have a krinkle painted receiver that tends to peel when firing and gum up the receiver (older models will have nice bluing or anodizing). They also have plastic trigger guards and horribly machined parts in the new ones. It is not uncommon for guys to say that their new rifle shows extensive gouges on the bolt face and internals.

I like the older ones. The newest 10/22 I have is 2000. My oldest is 1975.

Glackowitz
03-13-2011, 9:57 AM
One of our local stores has the wood/blued 10/22 on sale for 179.00 and the stainless/synthetic for 199.00

I thought about buying one but have read over the last few months about how low grade the new ones are so I will maybe look around for a used one in a pawn shop or local classifieds. I have a Marlin 795 now and pretty happy with it, but its mainly for my daughters.

GUNNTZ
03-13-2011, 10:35 AM
The older models are nicer in some respects.

New Models:

Plastic trigger assembly, really not as big of a deal as most make it out to be. It's recommended you replace the pins with a screw kit from kidd. The finish on the receiver, terrible. The finish is applied to the inside of the receiver and just chunks off, really irritating. The newer barrels, in my opinion, are better than the old and tend to be more accurate. The stocks are acceptable, would be better if bedded from the factory and lose the barrel band.

Old Model:

Metal trigger assembly, definitely more durable but still has slop on receiver pins. Finish on the gun is better and the stock definitely had a higher quality wood. Some older models seemed to be picky on what type of ammo they shot. My friends was an 80's model and only liked CCI, both of my newer gen have shot everything without a hiccup. Accuracy seems hit and miss, some people rave and others were saying WTF every other shot. Not sure if it was a ammo thing or what.

Hope this help shed some more light. Just realize to make a really tight 10/22, the stock parts just won't cut it or will need modification.