3D Printed Ruger 10/22

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3D Printing has come a long way in a short amount of time, it went from crude AR receivers to full SIG P250 frames. A while back we posted about a 3D printed Ruger 10/22 receiver video that made the rounds online, well PrintedFirearm posted a step-by-step article on making a 10/22 receiver to show just how it’s done. I’ll probably stick to my firearms with metal receivers for now, but it’s interesting to see what can be done with 3D printers.

These early prints were done in 2013 but with all the recent hype about 3d printed Ruger 10/22 Rifles being printed we wanted to confirm that yes its possible and we’ve done it before.

The CAD files for the Ruger 10/22 rifle receiver are in the latest Fosscad Megapack 4.7. An STL file was created directly from the solid model (IGES file) and was printed using Bolson black ABS (Below). Haveblue printed the receiver upside down so that the interior didn’t need any support material, and thus would provide as good a finish as possible.

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Photo credit to MaDuece on Imgur



Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, archery noob, Mazda fan, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.

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  • I need a 3Dprinter. I want to print an M41A Pulse Rifle.

    • iksnilol

      You can just buy an airsoft version, gut it, then put a .22 rifle inside the shell. There’s even a forum for that.

      • simon

        there’s a forum dedicated to such things? what is it called?

        • d.h.

          Nerdland

          • dan

            can i get a link?

          • iksnilol

            http:// customrifles. info/forum/

            Broke up the link so as to not get held up.

        • iksnilol

          http:// customrifles. info/forum/

          Broke up the link so as to not get held up

    • Budogunner

      Folger Tech Prusa i3 2020 model. Under $300 and has 8x8x7 inch printable area. Plenty of room for things like this.

      It will come completely unassembled and with minor soldering required, though, as a heads up. I’d also recommend going to your local hardware store to buy some M5 12mm bolts to replace the supplied M5 8mm bolts that have next to no thread engagement.

      If you need something bigger, search instructables for the Prusa Mega. I’ve seen kits for those for just under $600. Twice the cost but four times the printable volume.

      I’m kicking myself for going cheap and picking a single extruder model, but you can sometimes upgrade that later. At least, electronically and software wise, anything driven by the RAMPS 1.4 board can support two.

      • noob

        If you get dual extruders, I found I had to fiddle with the extrusion feed rate, bed temperature and head speed to reduce warping while printing Christmas ornaments otherwise even minimal warping can cause the second nozzle to hit the work-piece and knock it over. Maybe a big flat object like a firearm receiver might not have that problem. There are a couple of advanced 3d printers for the home hobbyist that actually retract the second nozzle when not in use. And there’s a kickstarter for “The Palette 3d Printing Evolved” machine which allows your single head printer to print multiple filaments by fusing the filaments together in a separate device that sits between the four spools and the printer.

  • Budogunner

    I really need to upgrade to dual extruders…. I love how convenient it is to identify support structures when they are different colors.

  • iksnilol

    It is exactly that. An easier and cheaper way to get a cool gun. A Marlin 795 costs around 100 USD and you can get a “boneyard” or “scrapyard” XM8 for less than hundred. With a bit of work you can have a functional .22 LR XM8 for less than 250 (that is including tools and mags, there are even functional 25 round mags for the Marlin now).

  • EvolutionVII

    Still can’t print a barrel. They are printing 10/22 parts that can’t fire any rounds.

    • ProTroll

      no one cares about the barrel, the receiver that requires paperwork and registration is the only thing we care about, the rest you can mail order no questions asked

      • noob

        Maybe in America, ProTroll. Maybe in America.

        • EvolutionVII

          Correct. It’s stupid to assume a receiver can fire a round without a barrel. But that’s just how the ATF works, there’s no logic involved.
          A Barrel is what makes a gun fire accurate or even at all, not a receiver.

          • noob

            and in germany the barrel is called the “Seele” or soul of the gun. I believe it is the registered firearm part, which is bad when it gets worn out.

    • patrickiv

      You can print a barrel.

      • EvolutionVII

        But not on a budget. DMLS 3d printer are a hell of an investment

        • patrickiv

          I didn’t say a metal barrel.

  • Of course TFB does not condone anyone posting information and taking credit from someone else’s work.
    The person should at least give credit as well as permission prior to printing.
    With this said if you know the author personally please have them contact me and I will straighten this out and give credit where it’s due.

  • I don’t need any more proof than that. Thanks.

  • The photos have been credited to the person listed on the IMgur link. MaDuece—

    http://imgur.com/a/owcbf/all

    • patrickiv

      Ok, better, but you’ve still credited PrintedFirearm for the guide. PrintedFirearm created literally 0% of this content.