The M1 carbine is a lightweight, semi-automatic rifle chambered for the .30 Carbine cartridge that was designed during the early years of World War II. Aside from its prominent service with the United States Military throughout WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, it has found use in a number of different foreign nations and conflicts. The rifle may no longer be the best in its class, but it is now considered a classic by many different standards.
Since being replaced by modern rifles, the M1 carbine has become immensely popular on the surplus market and in the hunting community. Unfortunately, they also fetch quite a few dollars, and not all collectors can afford to pick one up. If for some reason you find yourself unable to add a true M1 carbine to your collection, opt for the next best thing – an affordable Ruger 10/22 equipped with the new Ruger 10/22 M1 carbine stock.
As noted, the Ruger 10/22 M1 carbine stock is a replacement stock from West One Products LLC that is designed for use with any standard Ruger 10/22 barreled action that features an 18 1/2 inch tapered barrel. One quick and easy, modification-free installation will give your Ruger 10/22 the realistic appearance of one of the world's most celebrated small arms.
Each Ruger 10/22 M1 carbine stock is cut from a piece of European beech wood using automated precision lathes working from steel patterns that were that were made from original M1 carbine stock parts. The lathes cut the wood into a finished stock that features the unmistakable look of the M1 carbine stock – right down to the cutout for the oiler and sling. After being cut, each stock is inspected for imperfections and test-fitted with a 10/22 barreled action. If accepted, the stock is then sanded and stained to replicate the original tung oil finish characteristic of the USGI M1 carbine stock. Finally, the stock is finished with a protective polyurethane sealant. Each stock also includes a stamped steel butt plate, a sling swivel, an upper handguard and a barrel band.
Now, not even the high price of the M1 carbine can stop you from coming close to your dream rifle. With the Ruger 10/22 M1 carbine stock, you get an inexpensive alternative that shoots inexpensive ammunition but looks just like the real thing. Grab one today for $97.95.
Note: User modification to the Ruger 10/22 M1 carbine stock and required for use with any Ruger 10/22 rifle that features a 16- or 20-inch barrel. These modifications are not recommended by the manufacturer.