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Ruger’s New 10/22 M1 Carbine

Ruger 10-22 M1 Carbine

Sturm, Ruger & Co. teamed up with TALO Distributors to introduce an M1 Carbine reproduction based on the company’s 10/22 rifle design. The new guns are not a true reproduction, but have the classic look of the old guns combined with the company’s incredibly popular rimfire action.

The new rifles, called the 10/22 M1 Carbine, will be semi-automatic and use the company’s standard magazines. Aftermarket 10/22 magazines should also work in this gun. The standard rifle ships with a single 15-round magazine, but will also take the flush-fitting 10 round mags for an appearance more in keeping with the M1 Carbine lines.

A second model that ships with a single 10-round magazine will also be available. This should open the gun up to those shooters living in states that have restricted their rights.

A wood stock modeled on the original M1 Carbine is standard as is the originally-styled iron sights. The company includes a Picatinny-style rail on the receiver for adding a decidedly more modern optic such as the recently released Trijicon MRO.

Ruger M1 Carbine Shot Show

The suggested retail price on the new guns is $415. This compares favorably to the Citadel M1 .22 Carbine that has a suggested retail of $400 for a wood stock and blued barrel. The Citadel does have a more authentic appearance, but the Ruger has the advantage of an incredibly reliable action. I would expect that prices at your local gun shop to be nearly identical.

Chiappa also offers a .22 LR version of the M1 Carbine. With a wood stock, that gun is less than the others with a MSRP of $319. However, the company’s use of RFID chips that monitor the weapon and the company’s rather insulting response to reasonable concerns has soured many on the brand. It is too bad, as I have found some of the company’s guns to be quite nice.

Rifle Specifications

model #2113821102
caliber.22 LR.22 LR
magazine capacity15 rounds10 rounds
# of included magazines11
barrel length18.5"18.5"
actionsemi-automaticsemi-automatic
stockwoodwood
metal finishbluedblued
MSRP$415$415

You can expect to see these on display at the 2016 SHOT Show that kicks off on January 19. Make sure you follow all of our SHOT Show coverage here.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

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