Pics of my 10/22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by CA357, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    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.

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  2. CA357

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    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.
     

  3. DrumJunkie

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    Looks nice to me. I wouldn't do the screws though. It looks plenty good as is.
     
  4. CA357

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

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

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

    Very nice work Sir! :)
     
  7. CA357

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    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. ;)
     
  8. CA357

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    This is how it looked when still blued:

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  9. Car54

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

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

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    Looks fantastic, Don. And I think the rings, with the contrast, look great as is.

    So thanks a lot.....now you've inspired me to take on yet another project! :(
     
  12. suprdave

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    Holy hell, I love it. Damn it CA! Now I'm gonna have to go get one!
     
  13. Zacsquatch

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    Looks nice for a 10/22.. if you like that sorta thing, haha!
     
  14. LotzORemmies

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    Looks damn good. Right up there with tig bitties.
     
  15. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Well, that's not very nice. Why would you say anything at all if you're gonna say something like that, haha?
     
  16. badeye

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    Great work on the lil Ruger,she looks real good to me.
     
  17. CA357

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    Hey Zacsquatch, your comment was neither helpful nor necessary. Ha, ha.
     
  18. DarinCraft

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    That looks great Don. I would leave it just how you have it. Mine is all black but seeing yours is making me think......hmmmmmmmm
     
  19. CA357

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    Thanks Darin. I think it's finished. :cool: