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Old 02-02-2018, 09:09 AM
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Kingston Armory Steel 10/22 Receivers on Gunbroker



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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.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:10 PM
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Were there any issues with the Kingston receivers?

When did they go “ belly up”? I haven’t been following them.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:24 PM
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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?
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:42 PM
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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.


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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.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:45 PM
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Hmmm....

It sure looks like the receiver slopes downwards at the rear

Would a normal 10/22 bolt work in this receiver?
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:49 PM
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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

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Old 02-02-2018, 11:56 PM
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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?
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
FB, kindly post pics when you get yours

Might buy one and have it chrome plated if the finish is good
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:26 PM
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FB, kindly post pics when you get yours

Might buy one and have it chrome plated if the finish is good
Now that's an idea - might be a bit too rich for my blood, though.

I'll post pics/measurements/weight etc. once I get it in my grubby paws.
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It has arrived. Quick shipping by the seller, which I appreciate.

Overall it looks pretty nice - no rough or sharp edges, no obviously milling marks.

A quick and dirty check with the office postal scale puts it at 1 pound even.

Pictures available here:

https://imgur.com/a/PUa0a
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:50 PM
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It has arrived. Quick shipping by the seller, which I appreciate.

Overall it looks pretty nice - no rough or sharp edges, no obviously milling marks.

A quick and dirty check with the office postal scale puts it at 1 pound even.

Pictures available here:

https://imgur.com/a/PUa0a
FB sir, much thanks for the pics
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:17 AM
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I'm interested in a couple of these for some projects mostly just because they are parkerized steel.

Have you had a chance to put a rifle together yet? Thanks for the link about the standard bolt working with it. Do standard and after market 10/22 parts work for the rest?

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