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Hey all, I'm supposed to go look at a 73 1022 today that I'm interested in. I asked if he had the 4 screws that go into the reviver so i can take the scope off (I'm a milsup kind of guy) and he said no. Is that going to be a problem? I'm on a shoe string budget. Any ideas to get around the no screws part?
 

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If you mean the filler screws that you put in when not using a scope mount, the answer is no problem. The gun functions just fine without those holes being filled. They are strictly cosmetic. Further, you can probably get them from Ruger or even a local gun shop. They're not a Ruger specific thread size, by any means.
 

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I would call Ruger Customer service .
 

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Go to the Ruger home page and find the ShopRugerStore link at the top of the page. Click on 10/22 parts on line or something like that in the left side menu. On the second or thrid page you will find the four plug set for $2.00.
 

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You could also prepare for almost any eventuality & buy this. No matter how careful I try to be I still tend to lose small screws, so it doesn't hurt to have extras.
 

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A couple of options, next time you are out and about running errands and such stop by the LGS especially those that offer scope mounting and ask if they have the plug screws...

Most online gun part dealers carry them, try Brownells, midway USA etc. As mentioned above you can call Ruger service department or order them from their store.


You can also mount an inexpensive scope base (weaver) for less than 10 bucks that will plug the holes and not interfere with the iron sights and be there should you decide to mount a scope.

They plugs aren't necessary for the rifle to function, yet should be there if for no other reason than to keep the threads free of gunk and grit.
 

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I think I'm nuts anyway...I'm trading a 300 $ compound for a stock 1022?!? Circa 1973
I think I've got rugeritis...anyone want to talk me out of it?
 

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How often do you use the bow/have a place to shoot it? A Ruger can give you some recreation at a cheap price. Can also be used for varmints or whatever.
 

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The bow it's under my bed. I got bored with it when i started hitting my own arrows at forty yards.
 

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If I had 300 into the bow...I might just hang onto it...I've seen 10/22's go for a lot less than 300. New they sell for a bit over 200 and they come with plug screws...lol
 

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Not in Illinois. New are going for 277 basic carbine. This one is a 73 that is real clean. I'm thinking about calling it off
 

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Not in Illinois. New are going for 277 basic carbine. This one is a 73 that is real clean. I'm thinking about calling it off
Sure, you could go buy a new 10/22, but it won't have the fit and finish and overall quality of a '73, I promise you that. The day is coming when those vintage 10/22s will get even more scarce and increase in value.
 

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Sure, you could go buy a new 10/22, but it won't have the fit and finish and overall quality of a '73, I promise you that. The day is coming when those vintage 10/22s will get even more scarce and increase in value.
That's what I'm banking on. Plus value kind of goes out the window with bartering. The question is always its it worth it to both parties. Wouldn't be the first time i "lost " on a trade.
 

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That's what I'm banking on. Plus value kind of goes out the window with bartering. The question is always its it worth it to both parties. Wouldn't be the first time i "lost " on a trade.
So long as you walk away with a smile, without without the item you wanted, you can't really "lose". Not always about the monetary part.
 
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