Ruger Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of theRuger 10/22® and its Rotary Magazine
Nearly 40 years ago, Sturm, Ruger introduced a rimfire autoloadingcarbine that set a new standard for performance, reliability and accuracy.Built to the same big game rifle standards as the famous Ruger 44Magnum Carbine, the Ruger 10/22 and its legendary rotary magazinerepresented a major advance in rimfire rifle design. A 1964 Rugeradvertisement for the 10/22 boldly advertised, “The 10/22 is no ordinaryrifle – it had to be the best in every detail.” Described as “the ultimate inlogical design,” the 10/22 was destined to become one of the most popularautoloading rimfire rifles ever produced. Since its introduction in 1964,there have been over 4 million Ruger 10/22 Carbines produced.Sturm, Ruger is also celebrating the 40-yearanniversary of its patented ten-round detachablerotary magazine. In addition to the standardblack magazine included with all Ruger 10/22’s,each 40th Anniversary Ruger 10/22 Carbineincludes a unique 40
clear magazine with a red rotor
. This specialanniversary edition magazine providescustomers the opportunity to see the internalfeatures of this legendary design. Ruger’s unique rotarymagazine makes the 10/22 easier to handle and provides for a cleanerappearance, with no awkward protrusions at the rifle’s balance point. Ithas been widely hailed as the best and most reliable rimfire rifle magazinein history.Sturm, Ruger is proud to introduce this 40th Anniversary Edition of itsfamous 10/22 Carbine. This special autoloading rimfire carbine is verysimilar to its original configuration, and includes a 22 tip-off scope baseadapter, barrel band and a western-style curved buttplate. It also featuresthe Ruger eagle symbol on a special two-inch nickel-silver medallioninlaid into its hardwood stock.