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Funderbunk 02-02-2018 09:09 AM

Kingston Armory Steel 10/22 Receivers on Gunbroker
 
If anyone is interested, some the steel receivers that the now-defunct Kingston Armory had prepared for their M1 Garand replicas have shown up on Gunbroker.

The listing doesn't mention Kingston, but if you search for "10/22 parkerized", you'll find them. $98 plus shipping, seems to be a decent price; I grabbed one, but I don't have it in hand yet. We'll see if it was worth the roll of the dice.

Standard disclaimers apply, I don't have any association with the seller, etc. but I thought I'd pass it along for anyone else wanting to do a build without the integral rail that seems to be on most aftermarket receivers now.

M2HB 02-02-2018 09:10 PM

Were there any issues with the Kingston receivers?

When did they go “ belly up”? I haven’t been following them.

Mik_D 02-02-2018 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M2HB (Post 10374361)
Were there any issues with the Kingston receivers?

When did they go “ belly up”? I haven’t been following them.

Yes, what he said! ;)

Also, what kind of steel are they?

M2HB 02-02-2018 10:32 PM

My guess is that they are made out of cast steel.
I would like to know what it is but any decent steel would be stronger than 6061 aluminum.

Funderbunk 02-02-2018 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M2HB (Post 10374361)
Were there any issues with the Kingston receivers?

When did they go “ belly up”? I haven’t been following them.

I haven't been following them, either - but when I saw these receivers on GB, I started Googling. It seems they went under sometime last year.

From what I can tell, the issues that people had with their replicas were caused by poor assembly (not using locktite/torque wrenches), an unusual non-standard bolt (thinner at the back) and problems with the magazine with the steel appearance plate epoxied onto it; I didn't see anyone having problems with the receiver itself.


Quote:

Also, what kind of steel are they?
As far as alloy, the wayback machine archive of their website doesn't have many details:

"The receivers are made of 100% U.S. Steel (not aluminum)."

But then, a review of their replicas on The Firearm Blog concludes with:

"I honestly was surprised the price was so low given the high quality of the wood and the 4140 receivers made in-house."

So, unless they just guessed at that, I would think maybe they asked Kingston while they were still around?

All in all, I figured it was worth a shot.

Funderbunk 02-02-2018 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M2HB (Post 10375025)
My guess is that they are made out of cast steel.
I would like to know what it is but any decent steel would be stronger than 6061 aluminum.

My understanding is that they were steel castings that were then CNC machined.

kkd 02-02-2018 10:45 PM

Hmmm....
 
It sure looks like the receiver slopes downwards at the rear

Would a normal 10/22 bolt work in this receiver?

Funderbunk 02-02-2018 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkd (Post 10375113)
It sure looks like the receiver slopes downwards at the rear

Would a normal 10/22 bolt work in this receiver?

Let me do some digging - I know I saw somewhere that one of the owners solved some problems by replacing the bolt.

EDIT: it's in this thread:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...e=2&styleid=13

kkd 02-02-2018 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Funderbunk (Post 10375137)
Let me do some digging - I know I saw somewhere that one of the owners solved some problems by replacing the bolt.

EDIT: it's in this thread:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...e=2&styleid=13


Interesting stuff in that thread....

Now, BeezerFire says that he swapped in a JWH bolt. So that answers my question. A 10/22 bolt will indeed work in a Kingston receiver

Now the next question is, should I buy one of those receivers? :D

buckweet 02-03-2018 12:14 AM

Okay...

But ?
I have to ask-- why ?
I don't think I've ever heard of a aluminum Receiver go bad.
I've never heard of one wearing out either ?

jstanfield103 02-03-2018 03:02 AM

For me the only reason to buy a steel receiver is to make the rifle as heavy as possible for a target rifle. Then it would also have to be threaded for the barrel instead of a slip fit, with lock down on rear of the receiver.

Not sure if it has all that or not, but if it does and I was building one then I sure would buy it.

Funderbunk 02-03-2018 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jstanfield103 (Post 10375873)
For me the only reason to buy a steel receiver is to make the rifle as heavy as possible for a target rifle. Then it would also have to be threaded for the barrel instead of a slip fit, with lock down on rear of the receiver.

Not sure if it has all that or not, but if it does and I was building one then I sure would buy it.

It doesn't have a threaded barrel or the rear hold down - the only receiver I'm aware of with both of those out of the box is the MOA stainless receiver.

Funderbunk 02-03-2018 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkd (Post 10375505)
Now the next question is, should I buy one of those receivers? :D

Ha! That's a question that is between you, your wallet, and your significant other. :D

kkd 02-03-2018 11:24 PM

Why?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by buckweet (Post 10375569)
Okay...

But ?
I have to ask-- why ?
I don't think I've ever heard of a aluminum Receiver go bad.
I've never heard of one wearing out either ?

Why you ask?
Well for $98

Steel or or aluminum,
WHY NOT!!

And between me, my wallet, and my wife
I don't have to ask permission

cuzinbruce 02-05-2018 07:10 PM

I got an email notification about the auction liquidation, probably in Nov or Dec. Tons of stuff, some complete rifles IIRC. Lots of work in progress.


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