View Full Version : 10/22 laminate value?

Scott V2
September 29, 2010, 19:54
Local pawn shop has a 10/22 with a nice light brown laminate stock on it, the barrel is blued. It also has some Simmons scope on it. Price tag on it says $175, they will take $135.

I know nothing about 10/22 rifles except that I have always wanted one since I was a kid. Is $135 a good value? The rifle looks like it is in good condition beside needing a good cleaning.

September 29, 2010, 20:02
Sounds pretty good to me, offer them 135.00 and run! One warning you could find your self customizing it to where the parts cost more than the rifle did brand new :eek: Above all else buy a bulk pack and have fun!

September 29, 2010, 21:20

September 30, 2010, 06:08
Originally posted by Jaxxas


Why aren't those sorts of deals around here?

September 30, 2010, 07:04
But it ASAP.

Scott V2
September 30, 2010, 15:21
I brought it home for under $150 including tax and a case.
I know very little of scopes. The scope has a red "S" on it and the only markings I can find are 3-9x38 W.A.

Overall I would rate the rifle 90%+ condition and that is being pretty conservative.

October 02, 2010, 17:18
You got a great deal. I found one at a gun show about 10 months ago for $160 without a scope and I thought THAT was a pretty good deal, but it was a private party sale, so no tax or other fees, just a flat $160. However, after that, I added a Hogue stock, a Shooters Ridge fluted target barrel, 3-12x Cabela's scope with Weaver base and Warne rings, and a Timney trigger, so it's worth a wee bit more than $160 now. But for a stock 10/22 in good condition, you got a smokin' deal. The scope is probably a no-name scope from god-only-knows-where, but if it holds zero and you can see through it in focus, who cares? You got a good rifle at a good price. Buy a couple of bricks of .22LR ammo and go shoot it and enjoy it, which I'm sure you will.

Since it needs a good cleaning and most likely you aren't real familiar with takedown and reassembly of a 10/22, might be a good idea to look at the Ruger website at http://www.ruger.com and look at and download the instruction manual. Once you're on the Ruger website, put the cursor on Customer Service, and a drop down menu will do its thing, then click on Instruction Manuals & Product History, and select rifle instruction manuals and click on "show all", then click on 10/22, which is the first one on the list. That'll also give you a list of serial numbers and years of production, so you can see what year your 10/22 was made. You might also want to do a search for 10/22 disassembly videos. There are some pretty good ones on the net, and they make life a lot easier when taking the rifle apart and putting it back together. Welcome to the 10/22 owner's club. It's almost as bad an addiction as being a FALaholic, but you probably won't ever be sorry you joined, and 10/22 are a lot less expensive than FALs, but just as much fun.

October 02, 2010, 19:07
The red S on the scope sounds like Simmons to me.

Scott V2
October 02, 2010, 20:28
Using Ruger's website, it was made in 1989. I had it out and shot it today, it functioned fine and I was able to knock a pop can around at 50 yards with it. The light brown laminate stock is really nice looking.

I think the scope is a Simmons based upon the red S on it, but I have not been able to find a model that is 3-9x38 W.A.

October 03, 2010, 12:34
I've been looking in pawn and gun shops around here for a beat up 10/22 that I can drop into one of those M1 carbine replica stocks and everything around here is priced as high as new 10/22s in the store..

L Haney
October 03, 2010, 21:42
Has Ruger ever got around to putting a hole in the rear of the receiver for a cleaning rod?

October 05, 2010, 11:17
Originally posted by L Haney
Has Ruger ever got around to putting a hole in the rear of the receiver for a cleaning rod?


October 05, 2010, 18:45
Mine was a standard for years until I did this to it. Would love to find a good deal like that.


L Haney
October 05, 2010, 20:56
Originally posted by catmguy445


Been wondering about that. They left it out and I hadda' add it. Made me feel stupid for taking so long to figure it out.