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With the forms down I had a little extra time on my hands, so I took my boring Ruger 10/22 and turned it into a Garand trainer. Using an old Garand stock and other parts I put togather this rifle. The 10/22 barrel is theaded and a the last 2.5 inches of a shot out Garand barrel is screwed on so the gas cylinder will fit. A bit of lead for weight and balance, it feels like a Garand when sighting a target. I haven't figured out how to make it ping after eight rounds or to top load it but this is a close as I could get. looks better with a ruger mag but the extended mag is easier to remove. At the Appleseed shoots it turns heads ,folks think it's a tanker at first glance. Welcome back CSP.http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn252/hawkeye-025/DSC03195.jpg
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Sweet looking conversion that should be a inexpensive shooter.
Innovation! What a cool twist on the old favorite.:icon_salut:
over on the Garand Forum. Nice looking job!
Thats very Cool!
The idea of a ".22 upper" for an M1 has always appealed to me. Would be good for lots of inexpensive practice.
If it will shoot.
My experience with 10-22s is limited but the ones I've tried won't hold the 10-ring of standard smallbore or scaled highpower targets at 50 or 100yd :icon_e_sad:
So the big question is - How does this one shoot?
I can hold it in a one inch squre at twenty five yards. I don't shoot much past that with a .22. I wanted a cheap way to sling up and pratice differant positions and this did the trick. I've built two others and one of them did not shoot that well, and after trading barrels I found that the barrel was the problem.
Pretty freakin amazing!! I have an old 10/22 that might be in trouble here. Are you going to post a "How to"?
Ken The Kanuck
Very nice, congratulations on your craftsmanship Sir.
Nice, and I thought I had seen all the ways to change a 10-22;)
That has got to be the most modified rifle ever made. Everything from a Mg42 to a Gatling gun with endless variations in between:D
Thanks for the comments, It took awhile to figure out how to do the build without cutting the Garand stock. but it really worked out great.I'll post a how to later tonight.
Each Garand stock is a little different so each one I've built has turned out different. Take your 20" 10/22 barrel and grind or cut down the first 1/2" so it can be threaded with a 7/16 x 32 die. The more square the shoulders the better. Sarco has Garand barrels for $20.00 that are shot out but work well for this project. Cut 2 7/8ths off the muzzel end of the Garand barrel. Drill and tap the barrel end to fit the Threads on the 10/22 barrel go deep enough to allow the Garand barrel end to fit tight. The Garand barrel end can be counter reamed to allow a tight fit with little seam showing. Aline one of the splines so that it is on top center of the 10/22 barrel use some thread locker on the threads. I used a dremel tool to route the stock out ,it helps to use your 10/22 stock to make templates, go slow ,take your time. I cut and glued blocks of wood in the stock to allow the 10/22 receiver to screw up tight and take some of the space in front of the receiver , this way the stock stays the some length as a full size Garand. A little weight in the barrel channel and butt storage and your Garand 10/22 will feel right. after mocking up the stock with gas cylinder you can cut and shape a forward hand guard to fit. The hardest part is shaping the longer rear hand guard and fitting it, I used a table saw, 18" ship's auger and a belt sander to do this. Estimate were the receiver screw goes and drill and counter sink that hole. Use the tallest front sight you can find and the 200 tech sight on the rear. The Garand barrel stub acts like a fake supresser and has no to little effect on the out going round. Other than the Garand barrel the Gas cylinder and other Garand parts can be spare Garand parts and reused if needed I can't put a price on the project because I used parts that I've had for years. Sarco, Dupage, Dougs stocks , can be good places to start your search. This rifle is fun to shoot the guy next to you will not have one. A rifleman never gives up and persists in his endeavors , good luck .
gee, is this the winter the wife cut you loose?
Or is this the year the barn got heat?
What a great project.
Good luck at the range.
I read that one key to accuracy with the 10-22 is proper torque of the mounting fastening system.
never had much trouble with my two-the stolen one recovered and the replacement SS while the first was wandering around Houston-thanks HPD.
And no, it ain't foot pounds!
That is a most outstanding idea, and I just happen to have all the components for one. Starting this month I will be out of work for around 4 months, 2 months at a time to get knee replacements. The shop is within hobbling range...
It's not that hard to make. Go for it! post pictures here when you finish I'd like to see the finished item. I'm amazed at the number of views vs the number of post? Best of luck!
hawkins, that rifle looks awesome. What a nice way to have an affordable shooter that looks like a Garand.
Very nice. Now get yourself an Iver Johnson 22 and an Italian or other repro M1A1 stock. It's a very easy install. Then you'll have a heck of a pair rifles.
any updates on this nice rifle?
I use it as a loaner rifle at Appleseed events in Ramseur,N.C. I'm thinking of turning a 27 inch .22 barrel to make it look like a full size Garand.
my 1022 carbine
Now all you have to do is find 22 rimfire ammo!
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