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Scott V2
May 08, 2014, 05:47
Friend of mine wants a 10/22 to use as a donor rifle for a custom build. I have a 1973 era 10/22 that I may sell him. Is there any reason not to chop it up?

nwobhm
May 08, 2014, 07:21
I wouldn't cut up an old one. There are a few differences. A new one can be had for $200.

TenTea
May 08, 2014, 08:06
Methods and materials have changed.

With 10-22's, most will favor the metal trigger housing, American walnut stock, metal barrel band, possible metal butt plate and better finished receivers of the older models.

If it is in OEM form, its value is greater than a new one.

That being said, there are nigh on a gazillion of 'em in the world.

Also, the new-ish Ruger BX-25 mags are excellent!

gunplumber
May 08, 2014, 09:11
I used to collect older rugers, and if you have a pre-barrel warning with walnut stock, I would not chop it up. They are not particularly valuable, but they are the nicest. You can buy a more common one to chop up for under $200 used, and keep the walnut stuck and nicer bluing for an "as-is".

fry
May 09, 2014, 00:33
anyone can sit around and talk about their collector grade 10/22 's value.

it takes a real man to cut one up.:D

Scott V2
May 09, 2014, 05:41
anyone can sit around and talk about their collector grade 10/22 's value.

it takes a real man to cut one up.:D

:rofl:
This one is no collector for sure. The previous owner must have been in competition with "Old Dirty". I bet it has had 10k rounds through it based upon all of the powder residue in the receiver.:tongue:

Roger Brown
May 09, 2014, 07:38
I have a early model 10/22 and it shoots the 10 round mags reliably but not any BX-25. Do the early models have a larger mag well? What can be done to make the BX-25s utterly reliable?

TheOtherChris
May 11, 2014, 22:51
:rofl:
This one is no collector for sure. The previous owner must have been in competition with "Old Dirty". I bet it has had 10k rounds through it based upon all of the powder residue in the receiver.:tongue:

Or 3000 rounds of Winchester Wildcat. That stuff was NASTY

I wouldn't part out a pre-plastic 10-22

BigBoy1
May 12, 2014, 06:00
I was looking for a Ruger 10/22 as a project gun. I found a used but not abused Ruger 10/22 for $125 at a local pawn shop.

SAFN49
May 12, 2014, 18:35
I was looking for a Ruger 10/22 as a project gun. I found a used but not abused Ruger 10/22 for $125 at a local pawn shop.

Buy it. I'll pay you $130 for it. Easiest $5 you'll ever make ;)

My favorite Rugers are the 1976 models.

fnogger
May 14, 2014, 12:18
Just paid $180 at a pawn shop for a '76 edition with a few rust spots on the barrel.

fnogger
May 14, 2014, 12:20
Buy it. I'll pay you $130 for it. Easiest $5 you'll ever make ;)

My favorite Rugers are the 1976 models.

I'm going to be using the receiver and such on my '76 model for a build - you interested in barrel, stock, barrel band, and butt plate?