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Old 01-07-2017, 10:11 AM
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...Besides a wood stock for a 10/22?

I saw this at a gun show today. It has some nicks and scratches on it, and it looks like it's been used. The finish, though, is fairly glossy -- I'd call it at least a semi-gloss. It's certainly a different finish than their current matte finish. I took the butt plate off so you can see the internal grain. Is this just a standard Ruger birch stock...albeit with some age on it? Or is it a different wood than birch?

It was missing a barrel band, and I talked them into giving me the silver aluminum band off one of their black synthetic stocks.

I did have to sand and file it just a hair inside to slip over my action and trigger housing smoothly. My factory synthetic stock has such a loose fit on the action, it just falls on. This one has a much tighter fit -- it was so tight, I had to lean on it a little bit to get it to seat onto the action. So I relieved some of the profiles on the inner edges just a bit.

I love the feel of this wood stock. Someone mentioned in another thread (it may be in this forum) about the wood stocks having a better balance than the synthetic stocks. I can say that this is absolutely true. The rifle feels a bit barrel-heavy with the synthetic stock. The weight of the butt on this wood stock really balances the gun. I thought the heavier wood stock would feel a little less 'handy' due to the extra weight, but it actually feels more maneuverable to me. The balance is a ton better.

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Old 01-07-2017, 10:22 AM
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I can't tell for sure because I can't blow the pictures up enough to read the grain, but it does appear to be an older birch stock.
I know you aren't far from me.... where is there a gun show? I'm semi-snowed in here on the side of the mountain, but was planning to get out at some point. A gun show would be extra motivation!!
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:45 AM
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It's at the Winchester Sportsplex:

https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/...-gun-show-sgk/
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:54 PM
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Looks very nice !
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:46 AM
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How the heck do you keep such a neat workbench? ;-)

Yes, that is an older birch stock. I have one just like it.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:40 AM
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That yellow screw driver needs to be retired from gunsmithing work.
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:42 AM
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Looks very nice !
Y es, it looks like a good one.
In my experience, these need a shim against the barrel on the end of the stock to group well. I've used a paper matchbook. A couple times.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:34 PM
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Y es, it looks like a good one.
In my experience, these need a shim against the barrel on the end of the stock to group well. I've used a paper matchbook. A couple times.
paper is not a great material for permanent use, as it will hold moisture against the barrel... better to use small pieces of innertube or strips cut from plastic containers
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:34 PM
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That yellow handle screwdriver should be part of everybody's tool set !
That way, when your brother-in-law wants to borrow a screwdriver, you don't have any need to loan him a GOOD screwdriver.
It's called a decoy !

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(I bought my wife an inexpensive set of "homeowner" screwdrivers, keeps her out of my Brownell's set or my Snap-On's !)
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:41 PM
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That yellow handle screwdriver should be part of everybody's tool set !
That way, when your brother-in-law wants to borrow a screwdriver, you don't have any need to loan him a GOOD screwdriver.
It's called a decoy !

uncle albert

(I bought my wife an inexpensive set of "homeowner" screwdrivers, keeps her out of my Brownell's set or my Snap-On's !)
That's what the "Free" one's from Harbor Freight are for..........lol...............
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:11 PM
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That's what the "Free" one's from Harbor Freight are for..........lol...............
. Looks like the one I made in high school shop class 40 yrs ago
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:16 PM
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Looks like the one I made in high school shop class 40 yrs ago
It actually IS my high school shop class screwdriver. It seems to always find its home on the workbench somewhere, and seems to come out and play on many projects.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:43 AM
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I have a screwdriver just like it, I mean exactly like it. Circa 1970. Don't remember where I got it. MAY have been Govt. property I 'found' when I was in the AF.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:40 AM
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I think everybody has a yellow screwdriver just like that. They are actually eavesdropping devices placed by NSA.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:51 PM
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Good grief, I wondered what happened to my yellow handled screwdriver. I guess it traveled a looong way. Regards, Woody
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