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Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2014, 05:01:54 PM »
Last box of parts and tools got here today so the rebuild on my 10/22 starts tonight after work.
KSUguy, that stock is pretty.
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #26 on: August 15, 2014, 05:18:34 PM »
    Glad it finally got there.   I switched to a Hogue synthetic one that fit me a little better, and it is a little more rugged so I don't have to worry about scratching it up like the nicer laminate one.   Look forward to seeing the pics once you get it rebuilt.
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    « Reply #27 on: August 31, 2014, 03:14:03 PM »
    I finally got around to building my 10/22 last night.  I hopefully will get a chance to sight it in and test fire today.  I used my new postal scale to weigh the rifles.  My original weighed 4lb 13 oz.  My cut down stock only weighed 3ozs less that my factory stock.  By contrast the the entire Chipmunk weighs 2lb 10oz. 

    I put in a Volquartsen target hammer kit, and up graded the extractor with the Volquartsen kit.  The big change was the Beyer lightweight target barrel.  With the loss of iron sights I added a scope base and a Bushnel red dot.  Without the sight the rebuilt rifle weighed the same as stock, 4lb 13oz, with the red dot the weight is 5lb 2oz.

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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #28 on: August 31, 2014, 03:27:57 PM »
    Finished. 

    I am having trouble getting the barrel out of the free receiver.  And the Chipmunk is working well for the kiddo.  I now have parts to build one for him when he is ready.  I will keep plugging away at it, but it is kinda on the back burner for now.
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #29 on: August 31, 2014, 03:52:55 PM »
    Looking good!
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #30 on: September 05, 2014, 06:33:49 AM »
    Heat the receiver gently while tapping the back of it... pull and twist... good luck with it!
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #31 on: September 06, 2014, 02:13:33 AM »
    Heat the receiver gently while tapping the back of it... pull and twist... good luck with it!

    I am going to sneak in to the shop where I have vise access, I don't have a vise at home.  I need a work shop so bad it ain't funny.  I am soaking the barrel/receiver connection with kroil.  Maybe get it apart tomorrow, but it comes after work, working on wife's work four-wheeler, plus all the normal weekend chores and before we add two new foster kids, also tomorrow.
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #32 on: May 28, 2016, 08:07:15 PM »
    Necro thread alert.

    But I finally finished this project.  Was at Sportmans Warehouse in Soldotna yesterday and got a 25th anniversary 10/22 for $199.  This was my donor receiver due to me ruining the old one I had.  I wanted traditional iron sites, so the barrel off of my original 10/22 went on the receiver.  The new one had a horrible plastic stock, and a ghost ring site with a site base all of which I did not want on the kiddo's rifle.  I dug out of storage the stock I had cut down and thinned for him and asked if he wanted it painted or natural, he chose blue.  I will keep both old stocks so that I can swap them out as he grows.

    Final picture is of both rifles finished for now.
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #33 on: May 28, 2016, 08:48:10 PM »
    Functioned flawlessly.  Kiddo hit 10"x10" steel 4/5 from 25yds after figuring out the new style sites, different action and adjusting to a stock that actually fits him.  I was about to turn him loose on the 6"x6" when his earmuffs broke.  Oh well he was having fun and being successful, so it is all good.
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    Re: Rebuilding/building a 10/22
    « Reply #34 on: May 28, 2016, 11:11:23 PM »
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    « Reply #35 on: May 29, 2016, 12:11:08 AM »
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