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Old 12-01-2005, 10:24 PM
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Disassembling, cleaning, and re-assembling the Ruger 10/22 rotary magazine.



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Hey folks,

I recently found it necessary to clean my Ruger 10/22 factory magazines, as they were having feeding issues. Googling produced some results, but they were not terribly clear, and much swearing ensued.

After successfully wranging with them for a while, I figured there had to be a better way. Thus, I wrote step-by-step directions and took some close-up photographs to aid the directions. I then threw all this together into a simple web page, which is located here:

http://www.heypete.com/pete/shooting/rugermag.html

Normally, I would post it here, but there's a lot of images, and I don't have the time or knowledge to convert all the tags to vBulletin-type tags.

Hopefully this proves useful to RimfireCentral users. Please feel free to send the link to other shooters, post on other message boards, etc.

If you folks have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to let me know. I have a bunch of spare time, a fair bit of guns, and a desire to help people out. I can make step-by-step pictoral guides for the following firearms if there's interest:

* M1 Garand
* Kel-Tec SU-16B
* Yugoslavian SKS M59/66
* Mosin-Nagant 91/30
* Remington 700 BDL
* Ruger 10/22
* Mossberg 500 shotgun
* Glock 19/Glock 26 (essentially identical)
* Bersa Thunder .380
* (and after it arrives) Browning 1919A4 semi-auto.

I can also make guides in regards to magazine disassembly and reassembly for mil-spec M16/AR-15 30-round magazines, how to properly load M1 Garand clips, Glock 19/26 magazines, installing pistol-grip stock on Mossberg 500, manually linking .308/.30-06 for the 1919A4, removing the Bersa Thunder .380 magazine disconnect, etc.

(I realize that those other such guns are off-topic here, but I'll likely make the pages for them in the next few weeks and put them up on my site. I won't mention them here, but if you want to look for them, that's fine.)

I can also make guides showing proper maintenance, cleaning, and care for the abovementioned firearms and accessories. Just let me know what you folks want me to do, and I'll do my best to make a guide for it.

Cheers!

-Pete
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:39 PM
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Pretty sweet. I think alot of people will appreciate it.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:41 PM
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Pretty sweet. I think alot of people will appreciate it.
Not a problem. I've been an on-and-off reader here for a bit (mostly sticking to The High Road and usenet), so I figured I'd make my debut with a bit of useful information rather than a question.
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:43 AM
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Very nice, I wouldn't mind seeing cleaning and maintenance and whatever else you had in that area for the 10/22. I will be getting my first one shortly. Thanks, Adam
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:47 AM
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I'll be glad to post more information in this forum once I write out the instructions. I haven't really messed around with my trigger group yet, but I'll be glad to show how to field-strip, clean, and lubricate the rifle.

I might even show how to take down the bolt, as my firing pin looks like it needs some cleaning. Things will be broken down into sections. Stay tuned!
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:05 AM
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Very nice, my only comment is....
Could it be formatted different to allow even page breaks when printing?
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:50 PM
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Wink rotary mag rebuild

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Hey folks,

I recently found it necessary to clean my Ruger 10/22 factory magazines, as they were having feeding issues. Googling produced some results, but they were not terribly clear, and much swearing ensued.

After successfully wranging with them for a while, I figured there had to be a better way. Thus, I wrote step-by-step directions and took some close-up photographs to aid the directions. I then threw all this together into a simple web page, which is located here:

http://www.heypete.com/pete/shooting/rugermag.html

Normally, I would post it here, but there's a lot of images, and I don't have the time or knowledge to convert all the tags to vBulletin-type tags.

Hopefully this proves useful to RimfireCentral users. Please feel free to send the link to other shooters, post on other message boards, etc.

If you folks have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to let me know. I have a bunch of spare time, a fair bit of guns, and a desire to help people out. I can make step-by-step pictoral guides for the following firearms if there's interest:

* M1 Garand
* Kel-Tec SU-16B
* Yugoslavian SKS M59/66
* Mosin-Nagant 91/30
* Remington 700 BDL
* Ruger 10/22
* Mossberg 500 shotgun
* Glock 19/Glock 26 (essentially identical)
* Bersa Thunder .380
* (and after it arrives) Browning 1919A4 semi-auto.

I can also make guides in regards to magazine disassembly and reassembly for mil-spec M16/AR-15 30-round magazines, how to properly load M1 Garand clips, Glock 19/26 magazines, installing pistol-grip stock on Mossberg 500, manually linking .308/.30-06 for the 1919A4, removing the Bersa Thunder .380 magazine disconnect, etc.

(I realize that those other such guns are off-topic here, but I'll likely make the pages for them in the next few weeks and put them up on my site. I won't mention them here, but if you want to look for them, that's fine.)

I can also make guides showing proper maintenance, cleaning, and care for the abovementioned firearms and accessories. Just let me know what you folks want me to do, and I'll do my best to make a guide for it.

Cheers!

-Pete
Thank you Pete. One question, did you do this just for fun. I could buy a new one for less than $10. And, have a large supply of them. Your really nice to share it with us and I hope you will do more such neat training tips for We Who Will All Ways Have Three Left Thumbs when it comes to working with our hands. ...LOL Once again. thank you so much.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:35 AM
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I broke down and cleaned my mags today. I put a mark on the hexagon before opening, and it was one full turn from the factory. (Dang, was it cruddy in there!)

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One question, did you do this just for fun. I could buy a new one for less than $10.
For some of us, $10 means another box of ammo so we can go shoot an extra day.
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:57 AM
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M1 Garand vs SKS

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Hey folks,



* M1 Garand
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* Yugoslavian SKS M59/66


Cheers!

-Pete
Pete I notice you have two auto loaders. Which is a better plinker? I mean which do you take to the range more often? That is probably the best way to tell which gun is a better gun.

Allan
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:15 PM
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Thats pretty sweet! I just wanted to know if you knew anything about cleaning banana clips or any clips for that matter. Thanks alot for the info!
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:16 PM
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Sandpaper fixes mag jams

My brand new K10/22T 10-round mag started sticking on the 5th round. It got to where I could only load 4 rounds in a mag to prevent jamming. A call to Ruger resulted in them sending me a replacement free of charge, buit it irked me that I had what seemed like a perfectly good mag that was malfunctioning. I disassembled it, cleaned it, and reassembled using spring tensions anywhere from just 1 "flat" turn up to 720 degrees. Each time, the mag would jam on the 4th or 5th bullet. After carefully examing each component, I determined that the upset circular face on the inside of the forward plate may have been warped from the injection molding process. So, I placed this plate (with the inside circular face down) on a sheet of fine sandpaper (on a flat piece of glass) and slowly sanded the face of this plate by moving the plate around in circles. Intermittent inspections showed that this surface was indeed concave shaped (comparing shiny molded surface vs dull sanded surface) . Finally, I sanded it down to where there was a uniform dull surface. The magazine has not jammed again, so it appears that this plate was rubbing against the inner bullet-holder shaft when the assmebly bolt was tightened. So, if you can't figure out why your mag is still jamming, try that approach.

You will also notice that the latest Ruger 10/22 instruction books state that that the magazine should never be disassembled (covering their legal butts). However, on the previous page they happen to mention that the spring tension is factory set at 1 1/4 turns and they give us a nice exploded diagram. Mightly nice of them to add those little tidbits of tech info for those of us that are not mechanically challenged.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:07 PM
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10/22 mags

I bought 4 for 40$ from cabela's this week.
my old one has 10,000 plus rounds through it and works fine.
I spray them with action cleaner then rinse with rem oil spray.
If that fails to work I will gladly replace it after another 10,000 rounds.
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:31 PM
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what a great post. i would have never got mine back together without these pictures and tips. thank you sooooooo much.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:58 PM
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I thought I would share this with everyone. It's a YouTube video I found a few days ago on this very subject.



Might help some folks.

*Edit... Whoops, didn't realize it was already on the site. My mistake. ;-)

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:19 AM
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I just bought 2 of the Ruger clear 10rd. mags, One was fine the other one would not rotate the 10 rd. up into the magazine throat. After reading your post. I turned the hex nut 8 flats. It works fine now. Just like It should have when It left the Ruger factory. Thanks for the tip.
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