Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Homemade/Home Modified 10/22 Stocks

A lot of my projects are inspired by other gunsmiths, it is not that I lack creativity, it's just that most ideas have already been tried, at least once....

The whole reason I started this blog was to try to inspire others the way that I was inspired.

This is the month of the 10/22 and one of  the easiest and least expensive DIY mods is working over the stock. In the post below I have assembled a few examples.

One of my mentors of sorts is a guy from the Rimfire Central forum by the name of Hipshot.

I could have filled this entire post just with Hipshot's work, see a compendium of his work here

This first one is a tactical build

And my homage to the design....see the build here and here

Another Hipshot design, this one modeled after the late 19th century calvary carbines

and my recreation of the stock, I made a few changes and some additions. See the completion of my build here

Another take on the 19th century carbine, this one from a Rimfire Central Forum member named Wolfen, he calls it "Shadow Hunter", see more here

Some more of Hipshot's handiwork

Hipshot called this one the Morphosis and after seeing it, I wanted to build one for myself

Building my version of Hipshot's Morphosis above, was my most ambitious project yet, I named her Ava, after Ava Lord (Sin City) see the final post on the build here

A home built bull pup, details can be found here

Here is a Ruger factory synthetic stock that was modified with an A2 AR grip, see the details here

I wanted to build a lighter weight and shorter stock for my daughter's "Girly Rifle", see the details on this build here

The stock that initially inspired me

This one was featured in my post 10/22 Tribute Guns, a tribute to the American Plains Rifle

Another Hipshot creation, he calls this one the "JoeBobber", it is designed for younger/smaller shooters. The curved butt plate was made from Kydex.

This guy not only built his own stock, but also the receiver and other parts, see his work on the Rimfire Central Forum

This one inspired my current 10/22 build, a guy by the name of Parshooter built this 10/22 SBR, see more here

Using parts from a Com-Block AK, this guy built a cool SBR

Here is a pistol from Holloway's Garage

Another Hipshot creation, this one designed to mimic the look of an 18th century pirate pistol

A couple of target stocks made from modified Ruger factory units, details available here

Another pirate pistol build

More from the Rimfire Central forum

This one has some nice touches, holes cut to reduce weight, brushed aluminum plates on the butt and forend tip and a nice  green stain, more here

This owner tapered and thinned the forend and removed weight by drilling some holes, something I will try on my next youth stock

Another one with a "window" in the butt stock

I hope these ideas have inspired you to create something unique!

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