I have an all weather 10/22 with the synthetic stock. I really don't like the way it feels, so I was interested in getting a wood stock. I went to the local gunshop and bought an old beat up one for $35. The finish was peeling and it wasn't going to last that way. I started looking around on the internet about refinishing wood rifle stocks, there is a video on redoing a 10/22 stock. It looked easy enough so I figured what the heck, I have plenty of time on my hands. My intent was to stain it ebony, strip the paint off the barrel band and buttpiece(as they are aluminium), and polish them to match the barrel. I have finished my first layer of stripper and the color isn't coming off, it is a really nice dark brown. The whole receiver/barrel cavity is the same color as the rest of the stock. There is a hole bored into the butt and it is the same color all the way in. Did ruger build walnut 10/22 stocks?