Ruger 10/22 locked open

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Lucky 13, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Lucky 13

    Lucky 13 New Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    Cant see a reason for any issue but she is stuck open. Is there a release that i'm unaware of
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  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    IMG_6075.JPG Drop the bolt release; if that doesn't work; then you have a problem with the bolt release being damaged.

  3. Broot

    Broot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2015
    Take a look at this video:
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  4. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    Turn the bolt release into an auto bolt release and end most of those troubles
  5. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    Lucky13 I might have one I have already modded (bolt release) I you want to swap.
    Its a fairly easy swap to make
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  6. Lucky 13

    Lucky 13 New Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    Thanks guys I fell like a real dumba$$. I have owned this for about 30 years and didn't know what this for. We were out squirrel hunting and I had to make a trip home to get a backup and return to the woods. Sure do feel kind stupid right about now. and its going to be worse when I have to admit this to my buddy.
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  7. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    Oh don't feel stupid. Now you know and are good to go. P
  8. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    I'm sure the 10/22 bolt lock was designed by the same engineer that designed the Mark 1 takedown.....:rolleyes:
  9. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I had to take my bolt out and clean it. It was very easy to do. They can get gummed up after a lot of rounds.
  10. Bama1022

    Bama1022 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    Huntsville , AL
    They can be a little hard to push in , I use thumbnail to push in and up
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  11. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Just tell him you fixed it.
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  12. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    That is a GREAT idea. Tell him that you fixed it. When he asks 'What was the problem' - tell him "It was broken". When he asks 'What was broken' - just tell him "The dang rifle" When he asks 'What was the problem with the rifle' tell him "It was busted".

    Like my kids did with me when they were teenagers - just lead your answers in a circle. He'll give up eventually and your embarrassment will be gone. Other than that - don't say anything.;)

    Funny thing about the Ruger bolt-hold open feature: It seems to work best when you don't mean to use it.
  13. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Stupid is not admitting that you don't know and Not asking. Believe me; you won't get flamed on this forum for asking. We may give you a light hearted ribbing; but we all realize that someone that has the smarts to ask is someone who isn't going to be next to us on the range being an idiot. We're all learning something every day and hope you can share your experiences with us. Stick around for awhile; you may just make a few friends and have some fun.

    Semper Fi,
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  14. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    I know everyone put their old excuses here but may I add a bit more of a modern excuse.....


    Well said!
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  15. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    This is easy.
    You had to clean it because it was all gummed up from using it all the time.
    Once it was clean it worked fine.
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