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Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:14:07 pm »
It seems that all you have to do to make 10/22 barrel work on an older 77/22 is trim 0.170" off the breech, move the shoulder forward so the shank is the right length, make two new relief cuts for the extractors, and recut the chamber. Simple, right?

This one I'm also going to thread for a can, make a thread protector, and refinish in Moly Resin.



I should probably charge more than I am for this, but I'm really having a lot of fun.   ;-D
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 10:18:28 pm »
    Could they buy a new barrel for how much you are charging?
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 10:25:10 pm »
    Looking over what I see available for 77/22s here: http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby=1&itemsperpage=96&newcategorydimensionid=17811

    I'm only charging $90 for the whole package, so not even close. Especially not with a threaded muzzle.

    Take off 10/22 barrels are all over the place too, since they're so easy to replace and people love to play Barbie with them.
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 11:42:01 am »
    Muzzle threads to SilencerCo specs:


    And the finished rifle:



    While I was at it, I also made a knurled thread protector.
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 04:55:40 pm »
    Very nice.  So you're threading barrels now?  You want to do my .308?   
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 05:15:36 pm »
    As long as your .308 will fit in my lathe I'd love to. It gets a little weird when the whole assembly (barrel and receiver) gets over 34" (IIRC).

    If the rifle has a shorter barrel or if it's a gun where removing the barrel isn't a big deal it's easy.
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 08:04:22 pm »
    I picked up a first year 77/22 about 2 months ago for a song but I'm not really crazy about the factory barrel and was thinking of getting a 10/22 barrel...but after researching that it isn't just a straight swap and I don't have the proper machines to do it I scrapped that idea.  I was looking at my other options but I'm not really finding any 22" threaded barrels.  They are sweet rifles and they have a nice feel to them.
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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 08:30:33 pm »
    I picked up a first year 77/22 about 2 months ago for a song but I'm not really crazy about the factory barrel and was thinking of getting a 10/22 barrel...but after researching that it isn't just a straight swap and I don't have the proper machines to do it I scrapped that idea.  I was looking at my other options but I'm not really finding any 22" threaded barrels.  They are sweet rifles and they have a nice feel to them.

    Find any 10/22 barrel you like and I can fit it to your 77/22 with no problem and probably a lot less than the total cost of a 77/22 barrel.

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    Re: Modifying a 10/22 barrel for a 77/22
    « Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 08:38:53 pm »
    I just might have to take you up on your offer so I'll keep my eyes open for a deal on a barrel.

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