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In some ways it’s hard to believe that the Ruger 10/22 has been around for 60 years already, but on the other hand I grew up shooting one, and while I’m not quite that old myself, I’m closer to it than not! I expected the anniversary edition to be a wood stock with some fancy, maybe gold inlaid engraving or something, but it’s actually a really slick, practical looking rifle. Nothing wrong with commemorative guns, but I prefer something that I’ll want to take out and use, and the 60th anniversary gun is just that. Here’s their recent press release on the gun.

Ruger Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the 10/22 Rifle

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the timeless 10/22 rimfire carbine, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is proud to introduce the Sixth Edition of the Ruger Collector’s Series – the 60th Anniversary 10/22 Carbine. Accompanied by unique collector’s memorabilia, this Sixth Edition of the Ruger Collector’s Series is a great way to start a 10/22 collection, add to an existing collection, or simply celebrate the 10/22 rifle’s 60th Anniversary.

This rifle features a stainless steel barrel and silver-finished receiver paired with a Gray Magpul Hunter X-22 stock. The blackened bolt is laser engraved with a unique 60th Anniversary marking. The rifle is accented with a red bolt handle and trigger while incorporating popular 10/22 features like a non-glare blade front sight, ghost ring adjustable rear aperture sight, extended magazine release, and a Picatinny rail. The anniversary model also retains common 10/22 features like the push-button, cross-bolt manual safety and ½”-28 threaded cold hammer-forged barrel that accommodates popular muzzle accessories.

The 60th Anniversary 10/22 ships in a Collector’s Series box with a Sixth Edition Ruger Collector’s Series metal street sign and pin.




Stock: Gray Magpul Hunter X-22
Front Sight: Protected Blade
Rear Sight: Adjustable Ghost Ring
Capacity: 10
Overall Length: 38.50″
Barrel Length: 18.50″
Length of Pull: 12.50″ – 14.50″
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Finish: Satin Stainless
Thread Pattern: 1/2″-28
Weight: 5.7 lb.
Grooves: 6
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Suggested Retail: $639


  • Sixth Edition Ruger Collector’s Series 60th Anniversary 10/22 rifles feature a unique 60th Anniversary bolt marking and are accented with a red charging handle and trigger. The 60th Anniversary 10/22 ships in a Collector’s Series box with a Sixth Edition Ruger Collector’s Series metal street sign and pin.
  • Equipped with a Magpul Hunter X-22 stock made from high quality reinforced polymer and features an ergonomic grip, adjustable length of pull and comb height to fit a wide variety of shooters, multiple sling mounting options, a non-slip rubber buttpad, and M-LOK slots for accessory attachment.
  • This legendary action is a tried and true Ruger design that ensures consistent, reliable performance.
  • Detachable 10-round rotary magazine features a unique rotor to separate cartridges and provide reliable feeding.
  • Easy-to-use, extended magazine release provides smooth, no-fuss removal of flush-mounted magazine.
  • Precision-rifled, cold hammer-forged barrel capped with a Ruger® flash suppressor mounted with a 1/2″-28 thread.
  • Positive, push-button, cross-bolt manual safety.
  • Factory-installed Picatinny rail with adjustable rear aperture ring sight.
  • Heat-stabilized, glass-filled, polymer trigger housing assembly is precision made of high-tech material for improved manufacturing tolerances, impact and abrasion-resistance and an unmatched ability to withstand the elements.
  • The receiver and stock combine to create classic lines for attractive styling.

Ruger Collector’s Series 10/22

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    • “gimme a takedown so i can practice felonies with my kids charger.”

      There’s one better, and I have one –

      A Take-down Charger. All the pieces fit in one of those China Freight canvas tool bags.

  1. I finally got one of the true left handed versions from the custom shop and I have an early righty version with a machined receiver and a really nice Walnut stock that cost, as I recall, $57.00 in about 1964. For me these are the ultimate 10/22s.

    • Scott, you are correct the early 10/22s are the ones to have. My first had a walnut stock and a decent trigger. My only current 10/22 is an International variant with the Mannlicher stock. Not exactly early, but I prefer it to what Ruger is churning out today. This sure isn’t my cup of tea. A flash suppressor on a .22?

    • According to the online historic inflation calculator, that $57 in 1964 is equivalent to $562 today. There has been a lot of inflation. I looked up the lowest price for the basic “hardwood” stock 10/22 carbine online today and it was $249. The quality has surely declined since 1964 but the relative price has as well.

      Being curious, I also looked up what the $97 I used to buy a wood stocked Marlin 60 in 1997 was equivalent to today and it was around $185. Unfortunately Ruger isn’t making new Marlin 60s, but the truly cheap can find Rossi RS22s for around $100, and they aren’t bad.

  2. Suggested Retail: $639

    That is a REALLY hard pass for me. If someone else wants to lay down that much cash for a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .22 LR, more power to them (and to Ruger).

  3. Not into stainless anything and thankfully Ruger did not put a red hider on it. Not really deal breakers with the threaded CHF barrel positive and being an anniversary edition, expect not much to come off MSRP on GB.

    • I would rather not support any product that carries Bill “mag limits are GOOD!!!” Rugers name.
      I sold a nearly new P89 after Ruger went to congress and pushed for mag limits. Haven’t handled a Ruger firearm since.

      • Bill was badly wrong. Then again, he also died more than twenty years ago, and the company no longer shares his views on magazine limits. Maybe it is ok to move on. I own a bunch of Rugers, and all were purchased years after Bill died. Some of them even have >10 round magazines. 😁

  4. Here’s an interesting aside. I have factory manufactured Ruger ten round Mini-14 magazine in the box. It seems after the assault rifle ban a couple of Ruger employees decided, unilaterally, to shorten some 20s and put them on the market. Bill Ruger saw the magazines and ordered them destroyed. One of the employees decided to keep a few. One of those guys was a friend of a friend. One of the magazines found it’s way to me. The only one I’ve seen.

  5. Peter Pan has commemortive jars of peanut butter, there made out of plastic.
    I’ve been a fan of Peter Pan ever since I found a free Rat bone in a jar.

  6. My old 10-22 has a factory wood stock with the ruger emblem burned into each side. Absolutely beautiful. Have not been able to find out anything about it. It was like that from the factory but I have not found a picture of one anywhere. Don’t know if it was a limited run or what but compared to what is pictured above I think a reissue of mine would have been better.

  7. Good thinking on Ruger’s part to include the threaded barrel and flash hider. Because you know, nobody in New York or California could possibly want one of these.

  8. Interesting list of stuff that really doesn’t mean much to me. The feature I’m most interested in is last round hold open. 60 years and this is still missing.

  9. A Ruger 1022. Or a ruger charger. (+) The Franklin Armory binary trigger (=) A “machine gun” for less than $1000. For the ordinary law abiding America Citizen.

  10. About the only thing I’ve ever cared about on 10-22s (and ARs) is their lousy trigger. A Wilson drop in trigger/sear does more for me than anything else. Rise Armament 140s for the 5.56 and .300 BLK toys.

    • I’m getting more of the old-school Nintendo Zapper vibe, particularly with the red trigger.

    • If you can afford a $700 MSRP gun you can afford $50 for a couple BX25s. I have a pile of both mags and don’t find the flush fitters particularly bad in any given way.

  11. Bought my 10-22 in 1969 for pocket change, when .22 LR was under 2 cents a rnd. I bet ive put half a million rnds thru it by now. Lots of varmints were put down with this rifle, and lots of paper targets and beer bottles too. Its a safe queen today until my grandaughter is old enough to inherit it and become a riflewoman. Now 70 I prefer my M1A for range duty.

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