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Well after I skipped my Birthday and Father's Day because of being so low on money because of my medical bills I started selling what was left of my jet ski parts. After selling $900 in parts I put the money in the bank and set out to do something for myself for once. It had to be very cheap and useful otherwise I would consider it a waste to spend so much on myself.

I thought about my all factory stainless 10/22 with a synthetic stock sitting in the gun cabinet that I had been wanting to put a wood stock on for a long time. Since I didn't want to spend allot of money I started hunting eBay for a used stock.

Here is what it started out as
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I finally found a good enough deal and picked up a factory wood stock with a blued barrel and band for $46, it took a lot for me to spend that much so I listed a few more items I had so I didn't feel so self centered. Here is what I got.
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After a week I got it in the mail and here is the final result!
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It is much wider than the synthetic and the weight really upped the accuracy since the factory trigger is very very heavy (8Lbs).
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It was nice to do something for myself which hasn't happened in a few years. So now ill skip out on Christmas so I can do more for my wife and son because I do my very best to give them what they deserve.

Overall the 10/22 is a nice firearm that is reliable and accurate and a blast to shoot that doesn't break my wallet. If anyone has any questions about the 10/22 I am sure I can answer them.

One of the biggest questions is why don't I just do a trigger job myself (just go have a professional do a trigger job or just buy one) well $70 is alot to just buy a drop in kit and that's cash I can't afford to spend and a gunsmith can cost more than that.

The reason I never recommend anyone to do a homemade trigger job on a 10/22 is the danger of runoff. Where if you shave too far it will keep going until empty or jammed. Since 10/22's have high capacity magazines you also have danger of detonation from a runoff. So since I'm broke and I don't want to have to drop any parts off to BATFE and have some explaining to do I will stick to the factory trigger.

Otherwise a fantastic gun and I have a blast shooting it!

Now I have a spare stock, barrel, and band. So possibly this Christmas I can buy a blued receiver if i can find a good deal and give my wife a nice .22 to go plinking with!

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Good looking rifle. I once bought a barrel, stock, optic, mag release, but never the receiver. They are tough to find cheap used as they hold their value pretty well. Especially just a receiver. You could probably get good money, at least twice what you paid for the wood/blue on ebay. I'd resell!

I've had two Ruger 77's, one all weather skeleton stainless and another wood/blue mannlicher. Both 7.62, one 51, other 63. Great rifle, Thank you Mauser.

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Man I put that wood stock on my 10/22 for the weight!!!! I love the feel of the gun now! It is much firmer and cut back the recoil by at least half if not more!!

My buddy from GCFC named Drifter Fisher was nice enough to see some of the mods I want to do and he is sending me a extended wrap around stainless mag release for free!!!! He saw how excited I was just for a good stock and since he wasn't using it and it was only used once or twice and has no scratches he felt right to send it my way!!!

I'll definitely post a install of it and a review on how well it works! Gotta love respectable kind honest people! You can't find them much these days.

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Very nice!

Those rifles are a blast to shoot.
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I've got one of mine all tricked out. New barrel, stock, trigger and scope.
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The wood/stainless version is a much nicer looking gun IMO.

I've always loved the way a thumbhole stock feels when you grip/shoot them but have never owned one myself. One of these days maybe.

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$13 a must have for 10/22's!!! Very Very nice add-on!!!!

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Not sure I understand what it is exactly.

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JMichael wrote:Not sure I understand what it is exactly.
It's just a cheap add on that allows the bolt to be unlocked and slide forward by just pulling back on the bolt and letting it go instead of fighting with the release button and the bolt you just pull back and let go.

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Ah OK, I never use that bolt lock anyways.

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You can convert the one it your 10/22 with a dremal or some files.
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:You can convert the one it your 10/22 with a dremal or some files.
Yeah but it's only a $10 part and if you ever want to switch it back you have the factory plate. The only reason people tend to shy away from them is because when you are cleaning the gun sometimes you can push the rod too far and cause the bolt to release.

The way I carry my 10/22 is empty with the bolt locked open and when I am ready to go I load in the magazine and then just pull back the bolt and let er fly and it's ready to go.

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I built my girlfriend a 1022 that fits her to the T! its got a tactical solutions barrel and a custom stock with a trigger job and some other cheap tricks.
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nice guns guys!
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I'd love to have that thumbhole stock in a multi color stack lamination version. It looks like a Revolution Tundra stock.

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