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CA357 03-11-2010 03:12 AM

Pics of my 10/22
I started with a standard blued 10/22 with the Birch stock.
I found a Nikon 3-9x40 Pro-Staff scope in Realtree camo on sale and bought and mounted it. It looked weird on there.

I then found a factory Ruger synthetic stock in Realtree camo and swapped that out.

So then, I had a bued/camo'd 10/22. I kept telling myself that it didn't matter because it's just a plinker, but it kind of bothered me.

So, I disassembled it all and stripped all the blueing off. Then I sanded and primed all the metal and then painted it with Rustoleum Camouflage, ultra flat Army Green. It was a PITA to get it really clean and even, but eventually, it came out to my satisfaction.

So far, the paint is holding up well, but I sanded, primed and prepped the heck out of the metal.

It may not be everybody's taste, but I'm really happy with the results.

CA357 03-11-2010 03:15 AM

Do you think I should color/paint the scope ring and mount screws? I was going for a little contrast, but I'm open to suggestions.

DrumJunkie 03-11-2010 03:18 AM

Looks nice to me. I wouldn't do the screws though. It looks plenty good as is.

CA357 03-11-2010 03:21 AM

Yeah, I don't know, it might be too much of a good thing. Then again, like I said, I don't know.

Gatekeeper 03-11-2010 03:40 AM

Looks great!
Just don't set it down in the woods...You may never find it again!!

Highpower 03-11-2010 03:43 AM

I vote to keep her just like she is now. Don't fix it if it ain't broke. ;)

Very nice work Sir! :)

CA357 03-11-2010 03:46 AM

Thanks. We'll see how the paint holds up. If it doesn't, I'll just Duracoat it. But then again, I also have a lot of paint left over. ;)

CA357 03-11-2010 05:08 AM

This is how it looked when still blued:

Car54 03-11-2010 05:24 AM

Looks Great. I'd leave it as is.......+1 on not setting it down in the woods.

dunerunner 03-11-2010 06:26 AM

Nice work CA! I'd leave it as is, it's beautiful, at least what I can see of it! :D

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