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Old 07-05-2019, 07:14 PM
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This is my first build. Started as my first 1022 Tupperware carbine. I shot that all one summer. And then I watched a YouTube. Didnít know about Rimfire Central. Bought the parts online and built itfor as cheap as I could. Still has the dovetail rail so bought a one piece mount. Bought the Hogue overmold and the KSA 18 inch Barrel from Buds clearance, and the 10 x 40 Barska from Amazon. Online I found the Hornet Black Max Trigger. Loved that they gave me $30 credit for the old Trigger group . Met my $300 budget! And it shot like a dream come true.

Well today it got a good cleaning, and while I was at it a JWH bolt and handle, and a new buffer. So now Iíve blown my budget!

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Old 07-05-2019, 08:04 PM
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Nice rifle. I do have my first build, but it morphed and morphed into an all Kidd rifle over time, LOL

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Old 07-05-2019, 08:10 PM
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Yeah, got my 1st, 2nd and 3rd build.
But I only started about a year ago.....
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:48 PM
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Nice rifle. I do have my first build, but it morphed and morphed into an all Kidd rifle over time, LOL

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Well thatís spectacular! But it looks like the only possible piece from the original might possibly be the sling swivel stud .

Someday I hope to have one morphed into a Kidd like yours. Itís gotta be a lot of fun to shoot something that beautiful, and precise.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:34 PM
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Well thatís spectacular! But it looks like the only possible piece from the original might possibly be the sling swivel stud .



Someday I hope to have one morphed into a Kidd like yours. Itís gotta be a lot of fun to shoot something that beautiful, and precise.
LOL, not even a sling stud. Then I built another out of all the pieces. Then another and another. It never seems to stop. Then one for a grandkid or a nephew or niece and another grandkid. It's a vicious cycle, LOL.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:44 PM
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When I first started, PC and Volquartsen (which I couldn't afford) were about the only options. Then I found RFC and began to learn much much more. Kidd was just getting started but there just weren't the options there are now. Fun to think back on all the builds and the progressions.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:56 PM
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Yes it is a lot of fun. And there are so many options. But , Iím sitting here with a sunshade in my hand , trying to figure out if there is a rifle I forgot about
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Kind of...... my son has it, but it’s changed so much since I started it.
He wanted to clone a Barrett .50, so it’s unique. Truly a FrankenRuger



PMACA Longnose Kidd Prototype Chassis, inletted for Kidd rear tang.
Custom vented foreend
Mako AR Buttstock w/adjustable comb
1983 Ruger receiver w Kidd rear tang+ Cerakote
20" GM Fluted Taper with Tactical Innovations M22/50 Brake
Kidd silver bolt
Heier Custom Ruger TG w Power Custom internals @ 2.5#
Chaser Prototype “Skullie” mag release.
Kidd CH, pins, buffer
Weaver Classic V24 BallisticX on Leupold QRW rings
Offhand Optic: Ultradot 25

At least my first 10-22- the receiver that started its life with me as a standard carbine that I bought at Service Merchandise in 1983, on sale for $79.99- is still in the family. The previous owner of GM sold me the barrel which he’d hand lapped for a very good customer, who faded away and never bought it.
That 20” GM fluted sporter still keeps up with most of my Kidd barrels, but not my older style thread-in barrel SG, or my Lilja.

I have my 3 best, & my kids have their own customs (mostly Kidd)

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Old 07-06-2019, 07:09 AM
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My first 10-22 was a beat up walnut DSP. It was gifted me in exchange for some custom machining/gunsmithing I did for a long gone brother in law.
This went through all manner of builds ending up with a Hogue 20" fluted SS barrel, Power Custom trigger components, and several scopes and mounts. Actually, this thing shot as well or better than any .22 I had at the time. (Remington 513T)
That rifle today has morphed into my lightweight build when I discovered this beat up DSP stock was the lightest stock I owned including the Hogue. The action found it's way into my Liberty Training Rifle. This rifle (DSP stock) now contains a new Ruger receiver, all Kidd innards, 1-1/2 lb Kidd single stage trigger and a Kidd ultralight 16" barrel. On top is a Leupold 3-9 X 33 EFR in a Reaper one piece mount. It shoots as well or better than it ever has!
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:44 PM
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Maple with Walnut, I call it the KING.

This is my first one it hasn't changed much, other than the stock it has been in about 30 different stocks all the same shape but all different colors. I built it around 2007, green mountain barrel and had a Kidd two stage 3oz/3oz, the scope is a Hubble sized BSA 8x32x50. I polished it around 2010 and put the factory polished trigger group back on, that I worked on the pull, never measured it but it is pretty lite. This is the stock that it will live in for as long as I have it.
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Here is the second, I call it Blue Moon.

This is the second one I built. This is the first fiberglass stock I made. It is a factory receiver, Kidd Ultralite barrel, Kidd two-stage 3oz/3oz, and BSA 24x42 scope. It is very lite. It was the first time I tried this style of painting, it is very good on the front half but the back of it gets a little chunky. All in all, I think it turned out pretty good.
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My first build, was for my wife. She still has it. My second build was my first for me. It was a 21" clark bull barrel. It shot great, hig .2s at 50y bests.. I probably should have kept it, but I was wanting to build my 16" bull barrel rifle, so i sold it. My 3rd build, which was my second for me and first superstock (carbine) with a barrel Que did, I gave to a buddy of mine as a wedding present. He loves it because it is a twin to his dad's 10/22 carbine, which he grew up shooting. All the rest I still have.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:56 PM
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I've had a half-dozen 10/22s, but only fooled with this last one, a '73 DSP. It's "built" with a Powers hammer and a GM 20" blued fluted sporter barrel, and I swapped out the swivels with sling studs. That's it, all I require of it, and it's a Goldilocks gun, just right.

Frankly, it's the only 10/22 I thought was worth keeping, except another DSP I had that got stolen. The others didn't cut the mustard.
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My first was an AMT. Still have it.

My second was an AMT. Still have it.

I donít think Iíve sold many 10/22 style rifles.
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