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delta9
09-07-2011, 6:41 PM
I have a Ruger 10-22 - purchased in 1988. It has a folding stock but I dont have the original 10 round magazine (I only have four 30 round magazines that I know that I cant sell). There is some light rust on the barrel.

I haven't fired it in probably 20 years and don't see myself ever using it in the future.

Would there be a market for a rifle like this? If not, what would be a responsible way to dispose of it?

w55
09-07-2011, 6:46 PM
I have a Ruger 10-22 - purchased in 1988. It has a folding stock but I dont have the original 10 round magazine (I only have four 30 round magazines that I know that I cant sell). There is some light rust on the barrel.

I haven't fired it in probably 20 years and don't see myself ever using it in the future.

Would there be a market for a rifle like this? If not, what would be a responsible way to dispose of it?

**Tack weld open folding stock, take apart mags, put in for sale section?**

Just my thought, Im sure someone else chime in if my thought is wrong, just wondering myself and thinking outloud,lol, get more opinons!!

LoneWolf1
09-07-2011, 6:47 PM
IF you want to dispose of it, I can see that it is properly taken care of for a small fee. ;);)

Seriously though, If you were to list it here for sale, It would probably go pretty quick.

microwaveguy
09-07-2011, 6:51 PM
IF you want to dispose of it, I can see that it is properly taken care of for a small fee. ;);)

Seriously though, If you were to list it here for sale, It would probably go pretty quick.

+1 to this ....... should go REAL quick on the classified section
Just take it out of the stock and sell it as-is or with no stock .

xlittleklausyx
09-07-2011, 6:52 PM
I'd buy it for the receiver and trigger group.

CC Gunsmithing
09-07-2011, 6:55 PM
I'll take it! I'm always looking for .22 rifles!
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=453847

w55
09-07-2011, 7:09 PM
lol, looks like op can dispose of it pretty easy:p

Carsgunsandchics
09-07-2011, 7:23 PM
There are people like me who have brand new take off barrels and stocks. They go cheap.

damon1272
09-07-2011, 7:24 PM
If you are serious about getting rid of it pm me you number and we can discuss selling it.

CSACANNONEER
09-07-2011, 7:33 PM
DO NOT tack weld the stock. w55 obviously does not know the law. There is no law against having a folding stock on a rimfire rifle! And, if it's an original Ruger underfolder, it's worth a bit on it's own. Check gunbroker to see what asking prices are and what people are actually willing to pay for them. Chances are, your rifle is worth a bit more than you think it is.

ojisan
09-07-2011, 7:41 PM
:iagree:

pennys dad
09-07-2011, 8:08 PM
I know something about these and this situation. Sell it to me :43::reddevil:

w55
09-07-2011, 8:33 PM
DO NOT tack weld the stock. w55 obviously does not know the law. There is no law against having a folding stock on a rimfire rifle! And, if it's an original Ruger underfolder, it's worth a bit on it's own. Check gunbroker to see what asking prices are and what people are actually willing to pay for them. Chances are, your rifle is worth a bit more than you think it is.

No I dont that why i threw up the disclaimer.....just surprised it took 10 posts

scootergmc
09-07-2011, 9:48 PM
To my knowledge, Ruger has never made a commercially available 10/22 with a folding stock from the factory. Now if it does have an underfolder, and basing it on the age of the gun, it could possibly a Federal Ordnance, worth at least $200 by itself. Ramline made some GB style 10/22 folders, but those are rare, and even more expensive. There are also some old folders made by Feather Enterprises and those too will fetch big $$. Now if it's a regular ol' ramline, choate, ATI, Tapco, etc., then it's nothing special. Regardless, a 10/22 is easy to sell. Throw it up in the classifieds for $150. It'll sell in a second.

ojisan
09-07-2011, 9:59 PM
Fed Ordnance underfolder
http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc324/scottwerx/P7280060.jpg

G-forceJunkie
09-07-2011, 10:01 PM
What barrel length? Some of those folders put them under 26". Perhaps pull out a tape measure before accidentally selling a felony.

scootergmc
09-07-2011, 10:08 PM
Fed Ordnance underfolder




They're so pretty... :cool:

ojisan
09-07-2011, 10:38 PM
Lots of early 10/22 stocks were sold with only the 18" long barrel in mind, as this was the standard length for many years.
Check the OAL length carefully if you build any stock kit with a 16" barrel, you can drop below the 26" minimum length (measured in the folded / shortest position) for CA legality.
The Fed measures with the stock in the longest position so it is not a problem with a 16" barrel and most folders.

Watch those older bull pup stye kits, though.
A Fed Ord stock folded measures 27" with an 18" barrel.

X-NewYawker
09-07-2011, 10:43 PM
DO NOT tack weld the stock. w55 obviously does not know the law. There is no law against having a folding stock on a rimfire rifle! And, if it's an original Ruger underfolder, it's worth a bit on it's own. Check gunbroker to see what asking prices are and what people are actually willing to pay for them. Chances are, your rifle is worth a bit more than you think it is.

ditto!!!!

X-NewYawker
09-07-2011, 10:44 PM
And throw a new barrel on there!