10/22 M1 Carbine Clone E Arthur Brown

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  • Squid556

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    A while back I found E Author Brown selling some clone components for the 10/22. I fell ill to its siren call and had to buy their full kit as well as a vanilla 10/22.
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    What hung me up with doing this type of build in the past is that the sights and stock options were never quite authentic enough looking. Seeing that these actually came with proprietary m1 type sights, the stock being shaped just right and having the sling and oiler.... Everything came together and it was close enough for me to deem it clone worthy.

    The quality of the parts are middle of the road. Everything fit together and works great. The finish on the stock is not fantastic but it's more than good enough considering how little it costs. A great value in my opinion.

    At first I thought the BX15 magazine would be a good substitute, but surprisingly it gave me a crazy amount of reliability issues. I ended up taking a risk on some of these Archangel 15 round mags. They run flawlessly and actually don't look bad with the clone in my opinion.
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    For a brief period of time I flirted with the idea of trying to make optics look right on the carbine. Ended up with this Leopold 1-4. I tried it for a few weeks but it never grew on me.
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    Does anybody have a source for a black 10/22 bolt? Or maybe a good way of blackening it. The shiny bolt is the only thing I don't like about it at this point.

    Other than that, I can't say enough good things about this kit. Its so much fun that it probably causes cancer in California.

     

    Squid556

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    As an update. A fellow rimfire addict graciously lent me his Bushnell “AR optics” 2-7x32. I mounted it to the M1 clone and it fits perfectly, just barely clearing the upper handguard. It has improved my opinion of Bushnells middle tier optics. Very nice scope for $200. External turrets, turrets can be set to zero. Parallax adjustment as well as a 22 calibrated drop in the reticle.


    Here is some of the shooting I was able to pull off with a stock 10/22 inside the E Arthur Brown M1 stock.
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    Top image are 10 shot groups at 50. Bottom image is 5 shot groups at 50.
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    Basher

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    I think it likes that Aguila SE… :D

    And that thing is cool! I’ve never been a huge 10/22 guy for some reason, couldn’t tell you why. But this might make me get one, LOL. This, and a nice salt/pepper laminate stocked International…

    Did you pick up a Kidd bolt to get rid of the shiny stock one?
     

    Squid556

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    I think it likes that Aguila SE… :D

    And that thing is cool! I’ve never been a huge 10/22 guy for some reason, couldn’t tell you why. But this might make me get one, LOL. This, and a nice salt/pepper laminate stocked International…

    Did you pick up a Kidd bolt to get rid of the shiny stock one?
    I felt the same way about the 10/22. Never wanted one enough to buy until I saw these kits.

    I'm still using the factory bolt. Couldn't convince myself to spend $150 to change the bolt color on my fun gun.
     

    ed1838

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    I felt the same way about the 10/22. Never wanted one enough to buy until I saw these kits.

    I'm still using the factory bolt. Couldn't convince myself to spend $150 to change the bolt color on my fun gun.
    I wonder if a guy could black oxide the bolt and how that finish would hold up
     

    JettaKnight

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    I thought I had a photo of my still on INGO - I guess not.


    I cut down an M1 Carbine mag and epoxied it onto a short 10 round 10/2 mag to give it a better faux look.
    And the Tech Sights are good enough for me on this one.
     
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