Pics of my 10/22

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

  1. CA357

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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

    dunerunner New Member

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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

    suprdave New Member

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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

    LotzORemmies New Member

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

    lonyaeger New Member

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    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: