Originally Posted by Olympus
You can also get a M-1 Carbine kit to convert a Ruger 10/22.
I saw a Citadel M1-22 at a Gun Shop a few months ago, and was surprised at how much plastic was on it. Build quality was less than what I expected. I asked the Gun Rep how many he had purchased, and how many he had left In-Stock. His answer was 10 & 10! The Plastic was the Deal-Breaker, on most of his Proposed Sales.
I went the other route, and Kitted my Ruger 10/22 with the E.A. Brown M1 Kit. I opted for the Tech Sights 100 Set, which are extremely accurate. Here's a pic, with the Tech Sights, Sling & Oiler (All Repros, and part of the Available Kit...)
An unbeatable combination, with the 10/22 reliability and Tech Sights accuracy!
I had the opportunity to buy a New M1 Carbine (D-Day Edition)
, at a Gun Show at the beginning of the month (The Seller had two in the Box...)
. Seller was asking $900 OTD, and said they Retailed for $1,500. I passed on his offer, after looking up some info on my Phone, telling me that prices were closer to $500-$600.
I'll find a real M1 Carbine some day, but as long as my 10/22 M1 is punching the Center out of the Target, I'm in no hurry!