The M1 Carbine 10/22 Tribute Project...The Ruger 10/22 pays tribute to the original M1 semi-automatic carbine with our new M1 Replica 10/22 Stock and Accessories. Build an M1 Carbine Tribute Gun of your own. It's easy! Order the stock and accessories below and install them on your 10/22!
| The foundation of our project is the two piece M1 Replica
10/22 Stock. It includes the buttstock and handguard with barrel band and front
sling swivel. This stock is compatible with original factory sights. Installation on your Ruger 10/22 is an easy, drop-in fit.
You can order an authentic M1 Carbine Sling and Oiler to go with this stock And, you can add
a TechSights military style sight set for fast, pinpoint aiming capability!
133-1022 M1 Carbine 10/22 Stock $109
Dummy Stick Magazine Conversion for Ruger 10/22 MagsGive Your Ruger 10/22 a Classic Military Carbine Style... These "Dummy" Stick Magazine conversions attach to the base of the standard Ruger factory 10 round magazines (not included, order separately). They're just for looks... They don't add any magazine capacity. But, they sure give an authentic "Stick" magazine look to original Ruger 10/22 rifles as well as our M1 Carbine Tribute and the new 10/22 Tommy Gun Replica Conversions.
Info/Order Dummy Stick Mag Conversion for Ruger 10/22 $19.00
|The Story Behind the M1 Carbine Ruger 10/22
Tribute - by Eben Brown
One of the most satisfying things about business is the way trying something different can lead to greater opportunities than just the original idea. My friend Andy approached me last Fall with his concept of doing an M1 Carbine styled stock for the Ruger 10/22... He even sent pictures of a mock-up with military style sights and sling. Like any 10/22 lover, I thought, "Neat"! But as a businessman, I was thinking, "The 2-piece stock is going to be expensive to make and by the time you add in the sling, oiler, and sights (IF we can find some), it could get pretty expensive. Will customers want to buy it?" (As it turned out, I think we were able to keep it all pretty reasonably priced, and with excellent quality!)
Well, I liked the idea enough to pursue it and gave Andy an order for the stocks... Without yet having the sling and sights! That's kind of a leap of faith. I began looking around for sights, sling, and oiler to complete the project. The M1 Carbine Sling and Oiler can be found in a wide variety of conditions and prices. We found some that were brand new WWII war surplus selling at up to $60 to gun collectors! We found others that were used, and nearly worn out war surplus that sell for $15-$20. After a couple of months we finally found some brand new production M1 Carbine Slings with Oilers that we can sell for only $19.
Next, I found a company called TechSights that has the exact, military style sights that we needed. But in talking with TechSights, I learned that they sell these sights very successfully to people who participate in the "Appleseed Project". A program for training people in basic rifle marksmanship that is putting on hundreds of shooting events all over the country. They use a Liberty Training Rifle, a low cost 22LR concept that is usually built on a Ruger 10/22. They also shoot centerfire rifles. I read in a recent Shotgun News article that the Appleseed Project has grown exponentially in the last four years and is expected to put on over 1,000 shooting events in 2010!
To those of you who are already familiar with the Appleseed Project, I apologize for not knowing about it sooner. I'm focused on certain things here at EABCO and sometimes I get Tunnel Vision and miss other things going on in the shooting world. But, from here on, I hope to expand our line of Ruger 10/22 Accessories to fit the Liberty Training Rifle concept and meet the needs of our new customers who participate in the Appleseed Project.
Finally, an M1 Carbine Ruger 10/22 Tribute should make a great Liberty Training Rifle for Appleseed shooters!
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