3D Printed Ruger 10/22

Ray I.
by Ray I.

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.

Photo credit to MaDuece on Imgur

Ray I.
Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, 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.Shoot me an email at ray.i@staff.thefirearmblog.com

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  • Budogunner Budogunner on Aug 01, 2015

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

  • EvolutionVII EvolutionVII on Aug 02, 2015

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

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    • Noob Noob on Aug 13, 2015

      @EvolutionVII 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.