Ruger 10/22 in M1 Carbine Garb

Ruger M1 Carbine

Few guns have enjoyed the success that the Ruger 10/22 has enjoyed over the years. There are a seemingly infinite number of model variations, aftermarket stocks, accessories and gear for this rifle.

For 2016, Sturm, Ruger & Co. is building a limited run of 10/22 variants for TALO Distributors. These new guns are designed to turn the humble rimfire into a M1 Carbine lookalike.

The new guns are not technically a reproduction as they are built on the Ruger rimfire action and are chambered in .22 LR. However, the guns have authentic looking wood furniture and M1 Carbine style sights. Ruger includes a Picatinny type rail on the top of the rifle so a shooter can add an optic if he or she prefers.

Standard 10/22 M1 Carbines will ship with a 15 round magazine. However, TALO did order a number of the rifles with 10 round magazines for sale in states that have restricted its law abiding citizens from possessing standard capacity magazines. Standard 10/22 magazines will fit the gun, so the BX-25 (25 rounds) magazine should also work without any problems.

The Ruger 10/22 has been around for a long time. In 2014, the company celebrated the rifle’s 50th year of production making the line older than many of the people shooting rifles in it.

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  • DetroitMan

    If it has good iron sights and a sling attachment, it will be an improvement over the standard 10/22. That would take care of my two biggest gripes against the standard model. The Picatinny rail is gravy.

    • Plumbiphilious

      In all honesty, this really is an improvement with the built-in irons.

      • Joshua

        but will the MSRP be an improvement?

    • Cymond

      These sights have been available since the 50th anniversary carbine about 2 years ago.

  • Bob

    It would be nice to see a 10 round mag made to look like a 15 shot 30 carbine mag

    • iksnilol

      You could easily make one. Get a 10 round 10/22 mag and a 15 round .30 carbine mag (or a an airsoft replica of one).

      Cut off the top of the carbine mag and glue the 10/22 mag on the top. If done right it would look just like the real thing when inserted.

    • Southpaw89

      They exist, cant remember the name of the company but there’s one that produces m1 stocks for the 10-22 and sells 10rnd mags that look like the old carbine mag.

    • Anon. E Maus

      I recall seeing that, there’s floorplate attachments to regular Ruger BX-10 magazines that gives them that ‘stickmag’ look, without changing how the mag works or anything.

      Besides M1 lookalikes, I’ve seen many creative SMG-looking builds made out of 10/22s and Charger pistols.

  • codfilet

    Will the stock be black walnut? will it have a front sling swivel, and will a GI sling and oiler fit the stock cutout? enquiring minds want to know….

  • DAN V.

    Never wanted a 10/22 until now….

  • Rob

    I like it, would have been nice to come with a threaded barrel, but still a very nice looking plinker.

  • Michigunner

    What I really want to know is: can I buy the stock separately so I can do this to the 10/22 I already own? I know these M1-10/22 stocks exist from different manufacturers, but it would be nice to get one made by Ruger themselves if that is what is going on here.

    • Bueef

      Where? Google.
      Can’t find it there? rimfire central . com

    • Cymond

      I strongly doubt Ruger will sell just the stock. You would have to find someone that took the stock off and is selling it.

    • onionring

      Brownells has the wooden stocks

  • Lance

    looks cute!

  • Don Ward

    Coming soon to a BubbaYouTube channel near you. A test PROVING the M1 Carbine couldn’t penetrate Chinese jackets during the Korean War using this knock-off.

  • iksnilol

    That’s cool, and it costs less than all M1 Carbine mags I’ve seen.

  • Bob

    Why the holes? M1 mags don’t have holes. Not good!

  • maodeedee

    It doesn’t look right with that rail on the top and the skinny magazine They need to put a Ruger factory 15 round nag in a dummy housing that looks like an M-1 carbine mag.

  • Zebra Dun

    The Ruger 10/22 is a fine carbine I have one and it is a good hunting and fun rifle.
    To me it always resembled and handled the same as the M-1 Carbine. All this has is the hole in the stock, mag release and the upper hand guard.
    Nothing actually beats the stock 10 rd mag. I have found that with this stock 10 rd mag it places the fingers in close proximity to the ejection port leading to the condition known as the 10/22 fingers.