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Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine .22LR
Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine .22LR 21138
Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine .22LR 21138

Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine .22LR 21138
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America's Favorite .22 Rifle. The Ruger 10/22 was released in 1964 and is considered by many to be the finest rimfire rifle ever conceived. A brilliantly innovative design, the 10/22 was immediately popular upon its release. This little gun has been so commercially successful that it's considered the company's leading firearm design, with well over 5- million units sold since its inception.

Indeed impressive considering it was reportedly far from Bill Ruger's favorite gun as he considered it more of an understudy to his .44 Magnum carbine rifle released back in 1962. Nevertheless, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of this iconic masterpiece-- a firearm that has transcended and transformed the way we think about the rimfire rifle a half century later.

Sturm, Ruger and Company was founded in 1949 by business partners Alexander ("Alex") McCormick Sturm and William ("Bill") Batterman Ruger. Prior to the partnership, Bill Ruger had previously designed machine guns for the U.S. military during World War II and afterwards, successfully duplicated two Japanese Baby Nambu pistols in his garage based on samples acquired from a Marine. It would serve as the basis for launching the company when Ruger ingeniously combined the looks of a German 9mm Luger with rimfire engineering from the Colt Woodsman and the operating mechanism of the Nambu.

Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm rented a small machine shop in Southport, Connecticut and immediately introduced the world to the greatest rimfire pistol in history-- the legendary MK-I, which still continues to this day in its third generation.
Alex Sturm was married to the granddaughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, was a Yale graduate, a talented artist and business entrepreneur that supplied the capital investment to start the fledgling company.

In addition, he personally designed the famous Germanic heraldic red eagle that still serves as Ruger's company logo. Bill Ruger supplied the business acumen plus technical-know-how as a skilled gunsmith and celebrated inventor. Tragically in 1951, Alex Sturm fell seriously ill and died at the age of 28 just as the company was beginning to gain traction.

After Sturm's passing, Bill Ruger mourned the loss of his old friend and business partner by permanently changing the company's distinctive red eagle logo to solid black (or white, shrouded in black), where it remains to this day in remembrance. Bill Ruger would go on to lead the company to world prominence, becoming the largest manufacturer of firearms in the United States.

A pioneering legend in American industry until his death in 2002, Ruger had a hand in the design and styling of every single gun the company produced while under his direction. To date, Sturm Ruger has manufactured more than 30-million firearms, while also becoming a leading supplier of precision investment castings in diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive and even golf clubs.

At the heart of the Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine design is its semi-automatic blowback action, meaning the bolt is held closed by spring and hammer pressure against the back of the bolt. The rifle has a relatively mild muzzle report, no recoil and is amazingly accurate. It's 18.5" satin finished (carbon steel) barrel features a unique attachment method that has proven to be a boon for customizers everywhere.

The V-block is mated with a dovetail cut located beneath the barrel and is secured to the receiver by a pair of machine screws. This allows easy replacement of the barrel without the need for gunsmithing, barrel set-back or headspacing. No timing or shoulder trimming is required, and no vice blocks or action wrenches are necessary-- just a Allen head wrench.

A clever rotary design means the magazine is much easier to load due to the fact spring tension doesn't have to be heavy to be reliable, where one ten rounder is supplied with this particular rifle package. Make no mistake, the magazine is indeed incredibly reliable and also serves as the gun's primary ejector.

Reportedly, Bill Ruger had an affinity for Mannlicher style carbines, so it's likely he was inspired by its graceful lines when he set about to design the Model 10/22, choosing to conceive a magazine that fit flush with the underside of its stock. This allows the rifle to rest on a flat surface when fired, cupped in the hand or carried alongside the body when slung over the shoulder.

The Ruger 10/22 Carbine's hardwood stock and pleasing lines are reminiscent of a classic firearm from a different era. Even the drop of the comb was designed to compliment the iron sights, which consists of a Lyman flip-up rear paired with a brass beaded post front.

For mounting optics, a picatinny aluminum scope base has been supplied and includes all four screws necessary to provide a secure mount. A lightweight hard anodized aluminum receiver has been engineered for a lifetime of reliable service. To improve durability and performance, several upgrades have been made to the original design.

A tough polymer trigger housing replaced the old aluminum design, which could be more easily broken or cracked if dropped on the guard. In addition, an extended magazine release was added to provide greater leverage when reloading.

The rifle weighs in at a mere five pounds empty and has a somewhat stiff seven pound trigger pull, undoubtedly for reasons of liability when in the arms of beginning shooters. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the the design is the fact it's so versatile that the 10/22 has a specialty industry that exists whose sole purpose it is to customize products for this amazing rifle.

From match barrels, match triggers, replacement billet trigger housings, stocks, scope bases, match springs, to high capacity magazines and beyond--a legion of custom parts and accessories are out there just waiting to be installed on this wonder weapon. A crossbolt safety prevents the rifle from discharging if banged or dropped, and a manual bolt lock rides slightly forward of the trigger guard. Even though the bolt will not lock back after the last shot has been fired, the catch still provides the ability to lock the bolt back by hand.

While Ruger does not provide a written warranty, the company has always promptly, professionally and courteously repaired the extremely limited number of malfunctioning firearms we've sent them. In our humble opinion, they have a better warranty and service track record than many manufacturer's offering the so-called "limited lifetime" policy (which by the way, is not your lifetime, but what that particular manufacturer perceives to be the life of the gun). Overall, the Ruger 10/22 Carbine is the perfect rimfire rifle for competition, hunting or just having fun at the shooting range.
Detachable Rotary Magazine
Extended Magazine Release
Push Button Manual Safety
Picatinny Scope Base Adapter (installed)
Durable, Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Receiver
Ingenious Barrel Attachment: allows quick & easy removal plus installation without having to calibrate headspace
Polymer Trigger Housing: tougher and more impact resistant than older alloy design
Caliber: 22LR
Magazine Capacity: (1) 15- Round
Finish: Matte Black
Stock: M1 Style Hardwood
Barrel: Hammer Forged 18.5"
Action Type: Semi- Automatic
Sights: Ghost Ring Rear w/ 3 Blade Front
Weight: 5.2 lbs.
Warranty: "Sturm,Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to provide any written warranty, either "limited" or "full, rather than to attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson - Moss Act and the regulation issued thereunder. There are certain implied warranties under state law with respect to sales of comsumer goods.As the extent and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger and Company wishes to assure its customers of it's continued interest in providing service to owners of Ruger firearms."

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