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Ruger 10/22 repair- lost the "Bolt stop pin"

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Muddslinger12, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Where can I find one? Do I really need it, or will it still cycle w/o damaging anything? Can I use a proper size bolt cut to length? None threaded part of course. Any local Vancouver ppl know where to get one? Anyone got a spare one? Thanks!
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    you can contact Ruger directly and they will ship you the parts - don't know if they would charge you for the part or not. Another option is to go with one of the nylon "buffers" they sell to supposedly extend the life of the firearm. Or you could make one...
    Ruger 10/22 Bolt Buffer Modification
     
  3. krivey

    krivey mcminnville oregon Active Member

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    I would just get a nylon buffer. The idea of a steel bolt hitting a steel buffer resting in an aluminum receiver makes me feel that over time will hog out the receiver. Plus, the nylon buffers are cheap. Buy a couple and set the extras aside.
     
  4. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    I 3rd the recoil buffer pin. What a great opportunity to install one. Makes a noticeable difference in cycle noise and it really smooths the action out.
     
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  5. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Excellent, learned something new today.
    Mike
     
  6. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  7. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Nice thanks! does the nylon buffer pin replace the bolt stop pin?

    EDIT- ok lol read the link, shoulda done it first but thats awesome! Like 142 said its def the perfect time to install it. Good stuff. Next on the list is bedding the stock. Some simple mods to really help out!
     
  8. Chalupacabra

    Chalupacabra Portland Active Member

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    I just saw that vid last week and I am doing the same thing. It took a little looking to find a store that stocked it, not all Home Depots do and Lowe's did not. I finally found it at the HD that is near The English Pit when I was headed for range time on Monday.If you have trouble finding it, look there. I haven't installed mine yet.
     
  9. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend that to anyone who hasn't lost their pin. Especially guys running suppressors that want to keep the sound down.
     
  10. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi MuddSlinger,
    I have one I got when I was working on a gun for a friend. PM me. You can come by and it pickup.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  11. matts

    matts brush prairie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i made my own buffer with a piece o rubber vacuumm hose and shoved a 16 penny nail inside and cut it off the right lenght.
     
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  12. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the nylon bolt stop (regardless of pedigree :laugh: )

    Keith
     
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  13. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    The model 10-22 started distribution in 1964.
    Wondering how long it will take for those pins to hog out the receiver?
    I think the bolt handle-guide rod-recoil spring assembly soaks up the bolt blowback energy.
    Bought mine 10-1978 for $60. Pins would slip out when new.
    I cut a couple pieces of black electrical tape to keep them in place.
    Since the stock holds everything in place, no one can see the tape.
    Was my secret, now it's ours...don't tell anyone...
    Regards
    Rick :)
     
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    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    Mudslinger-

    I found the correct diameter nylon rod at a plastics store in Portland, I have plenty, pm an address and I will drop one in the mail for you. I believe in creating good will for the future, and the plastic/nylon replacement really does smooth out the action some.

    Regards,
    Mark
     
  16. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    You can also go to Lowes/HD/Jerrys/Bimart/Freddy's. Find the proper size nylon bolt with long enough smooth shank. (I can't remember which screw size off hand but found it in a thread somewhere). Chop off the head and the threads leaving the smooth portion long enough to slide in. :)
     
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