View Full Version : Price of 10/22s

May 22, 2013, 15:12
Made a decision to buy a couple of 10/22s and have some fun dressing them up. I guess I have not bought a 10/22 in 15 years because my old fart, cheap bastard memory made me think they should be $129 plus an amount to compensate for inflation. Did not figure that compensation put them at $259 (budsgunshop).

Is that really the price of them nowadays? Even basic used ones on gunbroker seem to go for $230.

May 22, 2013, 16:06
Welcome to the new world of Obamastan. Just double whatever you thought guns/ammo/bolts/powder/bullets/etc,etc used to cost and you'll be close to todays reality.

Tough to find a 10/22 under $300 right now with GB and such being the highest prices.

Been looking for a 10/22 LVT myself. Think I'll be waiting till Ruger catches up and restocks the shelves. I've heard rumors they are going to build a third plant, but that don't help now.

Scott V2
May 22, 2013, 17:05
I have been able to pick up 3 pre-2008 (all metal trigger groups) for an average of $165 from pawn shops. All needed severe cleanings though;)

May 23, 2013, 07:07
Thanks for the reminder. I don't usually frequent pawn shops but this would be a reason. Thanks also for the note on the trigger groups.

May 23, 2013, 12:08
Made a decision to buy a couple of 10/22s and have some fun dressing them up.

Here is my Ruger 10/22 which I dressed up! The real MG42 is in the real while the "dressed-up" Ruger 10/22 is in the front of all pictures.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MG42-21.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MG42-21.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MG42-20.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MG42-20.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MG42-19.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MG42-19.jpg.html)

May 23, 2013, 12:37
Local store had a truck load of the plain jane black stock models for $203. on special.
I couldent resist at that price and picked up a pair just to have a few extras on hand.

May 23, 2013, 20:29
Me, too. Couldn't resist.

May 25, 2013, 19:57
Aaahhh, 1969 was a great year. Year I was born :rofl:.

May 26, 2013, 09:15
Here is mine from a few months back....hell maybe a year now......
I think I gave $209 for the base rifle with black plastic stock......

I tried to find something MAINLY the receiver and action, but couldn't wait so I went for the JUGULAR and bought everything NEW!!
Read below.....

Well guys I am NOT the best at being patient, I went and purchased the cheapest Ruger 10/22 I could find here locally! Most shops that I would do business with was actually out of stock, BUT one very reputable one did have a few! This one was with black synthetic stock and blued receiver and barrel....

I then picked up a labeled (SHOOTERS EDGE) brand 4-12X40 AO optics, lil guy there showed me one of his personal 10-22's and that is what he used and very happy with it......

I then went to another local shop that carried the Tac Sol 16 1/4" Threaded Fluted barrel, Tac Sol rail, leupold rings and Hogue stock, 25 round Ruger mag......brought it all home and 30 mins later walked out of my lil shop with this......

Sweet lil shooter, once I run a few hundred rounds I may have to get some trigger work done but its NOT horrible but could be better!









May 27, 2013, 18:15
Great tool.

http://http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/March272012accuracyweapons006.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/March272012accuracyweapons006.jpg.html)

3 in different configurations in the herd.

Semper Fi

June 11, 2013, 12:30
Aaahhh, 1969 was a great year. Year I was born :rofl:.

That was also the year that I got off of active duty with the Navy, and the year that one of my 10/22's was built. All in all, a good year.

Talking about the price of 10/22's though started me thinking. At the moment, I have 8 of them. The first one I bought new in 1979, and I think I paid $79.95 for it at Cole's gun shop in Los Angeles that's been long gone for years. All the other 10/22's have been bought used, and one was given to me as a barrelled action. The rest of them were picked up at gun shows, gun shops, or from private parties. Until recently, the most I paid for one was about $200, and most of them were bought in the last ten years, and for less than $200. The last one was a standard carbine built in 1976 with the liberty rollmark on the barrel, and I paid $400 for that one because it was rare and in excellent condition.

But for a normal, run-of-the-mill, standard model 10/22 carbine, $300 seems to be a lot of money. I think I might wait a little bit and see what prices do in the next few months if I were in the market for a new one over the counter at a gun shop. Or I'd look around for a good used one at local gun shops or pawn shops or gun shows. There are still some bargains out there if you look hard enough.

June 13, 2013, 04:09
I can't believe these are soon to be outlawed in CA. :skull:

June 13, 2013, 16:52
A local chain of gunstores here in Houston had one in their weekly add recently, and I figured what the hell. Been looking for a new 10-22 for awhile now, to supplement my stainless/birch that I've had about 20 years.

Mannlicher black-laminate stock, stainless steel, $359. plus our 8.25% tax, just under $400 out the door. Rifle looks okay, but I had no idea they had switched to plastic trigger groups, and was disappointed. American manufacturers always lookinng for the cheapest way.

June 14, 2013, 00:50
A company called CDNN sent an email yesterday 10/22 stainless/gold bead front sight $239 dont know if they are in stock but this thread reminded me!

June 14, 2013, 07:43
I ended up buying one off the rack at the LGS. It was stainless with a threaded barrel in a polymer stock - $275. Happy to pay extra for the stainless and would have replaced the barrel for threaded anyways. (Would like to put a can on it eventually).

Timber Wolf
June 27, 2013, 09:16
I have not seen a 10/22 in a pawn shop around here for years. There must be some, they just get sold before I see them.:sad: I have three, first two bought used and a thrid new to build up into my "Liberty Training Rifle". Even though I got it at cost plus tax and a small transfer fee, with all the work and accouterments I have almost $500 into the thing. It does shoot very well though. I just put my bull barreled 10/22 into a Nordic Chassis with AR15 furniture. The carbon fiber fore arm was $90 delivered, but I wanted it. It does make a sweet carbine with collapsible stock to my 10 year old daughter can run it.

June 27, 2013, 10:48
Here is the last Ruger 10-22 I bought. It's the 10-22 Takedown.
I added the folding stock.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a35/totalsportsnut/IMG_0954_zps3b87bcb4.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/totalsportsnut/media/IMG_0954_zps3b87bcb4.jpg.html)
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July 01, 2013, 11:39
Plain Jane 10/22s on sale in the PNW at Bimart for $199 today.

Heck, I remember when they were $79 on sale at the same chainback in the '70s

My first 10/22 I paid $109 when I turned 18 in 1991 I still have it, been trying to find a good price on a 2nd one I would take one or two at $199

July 05, 2013, 05:44
10/22's are a better value if you go with the Tactical Wheelbarrow Combo-Pak.

July 08, 2013, 20:28
Trolling ? I don't think so. Just Jeter being Jeter, and I don't see nothing wrong with that...

July 08, 2013, 22:30
Pretty sure he is more than capable.

Just stating my thoughts...

July 09, 2013, 21:59
What? Can't he answer for himself?

I guess this site has it's share of sycophants as any other...

Keep pushing the button!:wink:

July 26, 2013, 13:12
Here is my Ruger 10/22 which I dressed up! The real MG42 is in the real while the "dressed-up" Ruger 10/22 is in the front of all pictures.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MG42-21.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MG42-21.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MG42-20.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MG42-20.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MG42-19.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MG42-19.jpg.html)


July 26, 2013, 15:50


July 30, 2013, 17:39
Back in the 80s I used to frequent the gunshows.
10/22s were something that were usually available. I would buy used ones for about $75. I found a nice one and td the wife it was hers.
well I had trouble not selling a gun if I could make some money on it and sold "her" 22 several times before she noticed it was not the same gun.
She made me buy one that would remain hers. I spent $140 retail because I knew I'd never be able to sell it and make money.

The only reason her 22 is still safe is because I dont sell ANYTHING anymore.

July 30, 2013, 20:43

Pops bought my 10/22 in 1986 for $110 from a mall catalog jewelry store. Makes me laugh to think about now. Dad and his brother both took 22s to school when they were in jr high so they good shoot squirrels on the way. Had leave the rifles in the principals office during school though.


July 31, 2013, 00:46
Guess what they JUST came out with...


I have one on a SW-1522 - IT ROCKS! too bad .22lr is so damned expensive right now...

July 31, 2013, 13:40
CDNN has a blow-out sale on Ruger 10/22's

Wood/blue $220
Syn/Stainless $240

Sale ends today !!!


July 31, 2013, 14:14
Local BiMart synthetic-blued on sale $199

July 31, 2013, 16:14
How many did you buy ?