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Old 02-22-2019, 01:15 PM
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I was in the LGS just looking around at some real expensive 22 rifles. Nothing really impressed me, so the owner says "wait, I got something you may like". He pulls out this little Ruger 10/22 and says it's "in real nice shape and made in 1967". That piqued my interest. I know nothing about 10/22's so he told me that it has a walnut stock, I'm thinking nice! It has a metal butt plate (OK!) and it looks to have been fired very little. $189.00 OTD. I couldn't resist. Now to give it a good cleaning and take it to the range. There is a scope rail with 4 screws holding it on. Were these guns D&T for scope mounts? Pics below.

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:20 PM
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I wish I lived in fairytale land...

Nice score!

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:21 PM
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Some more pics

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:22 PM
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So I did well? Like I said, I know NOTHING about 10/22's.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:25 PM
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So I did well? Like I said, I know NOTHING about 10/22's.
Cheaper than a new one...yes, as long as it's not broke or shot out, you did very well.

Wanna sell it for $289?

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:57 PM
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You did excellent, I would have bought that in a second. It has nothing to do with the price, but everything to do with the age and condition of that firearm. I've been looking for an older one like that for a long, long time and I've had no luck. Congrats to you.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:41 PM
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Cheaper than a new one...yes, as long as it's not broke or shot out, you did very well.

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Nothing is broken. I tested the firing pin on an old 22 shell and it dimpled nicely. I ran some round through the magazine and it fed and ejected nicely. The spring seems nice and strong. I broke it down and the bore was dusty but otherwise perfect with no lead residue. There is no rust on any of the steel parts, even after I wiped them down with a white cloth that had oil on it. The wood has small imperfections, dents, but no damage to the finish. It looks to be in better shape than I'm in and we're the same age.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:13 PM
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YES, a very nice find. You DID WELL. To answer your question. NO, the receivers were not Dove tailed for mounts. They were a flat top with screw holes for mounting a rail.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:44 PM
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Very Nice Find
Do you intend to scope it?
If so, start by removing the scope rail and cleaning up beneath it and the screw holes. Note they are not deep and into ALUM.
I had a rail like that and it is happily gone now and a 'pic-rail' in its place. More slots evenly spaced so much better options for where to set the rings for various scopes.
Btw, use a 'rim-fire scope' or one with an adj. Objective so you dont have parallax issues within 22rf ranges.
When mounting a rail you want to be sure each screw does not intrude into the action and they should be 'blue' Loctite'd in and Do Not torque hard on seating the screws, many have stripped.
If you would like max slim & trim look at the Williams peep sight that replaces the rail in back, it is pretty sweet.
Spend some time on the 10-22 forum here, all, and more, than you would ever think of asking!
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:47 PM
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If you would like max slim & trim look at the Williams peep sight that replaces the rail in back, it is pretty sweet.

I had one on a '83 carbine, and it would shoot the lights out lemme tell ya! Unfortunately, someone came along and offered me more for it than I'd paid so it went to a new home... I did really like the peep as I have one on my Remington '06 and Marlin 30-30.

If you want to scope it, I recommend using the Weaver see-thru mounts and a 4x32 scope. I had a setup like that on another late 70's carbine with a Bushnell Scopechief and it was very handy. It made an excellent truck gun that rode a lot of miles on the seat of my old farm truck and dispatched a LOT of varmints of the winged and furred persuasion. But, once again someone came along....

Anyhow, enjoy your very beautiful new 10/22! I am envious as I haven't ever been able to find a 60's model that I could afford. Keep us posted with what updates you make, and do your level best to burn as much ammo as humanly possible through it.

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Old 02-22-2019, 04:52 PM
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Very nice. I would of been all over it.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:28 PM
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The base looks like a Weaver TO-9.

I have Weaver TO-9 bases on a few 10/22s and don't recall having any issues with the ring spacing. The base that Ruger currently supplies has more slots, but aren't as nicely finished as the Weaver bases.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:29 PM
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think you did fine , congrats
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That's a beauty of a rifle, and that price makes it an even greater deal!
Congrats to you and welcome to the world of the Ruger 10/22.
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