Ruger 44 Carbine Question

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8pointer

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I recently noticed an older Ruger 44 Carbine with a walnut finger groove stock. I'm not sure if the stock is original. I know they shipped 10/22s with finger groove stocks. Did they make them for the 44 Carbine as well?
 

wwb

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9x19":wedzptv0 said:
Yes, they did.

And they ain't very common.... that and the Mannlicher stock made up a very small percentage of the .44 carbines.
 

MYBABYISA44MAG

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And I am the proud original owner of one....first gun I ever bought in 1970....killed my first deer with it, and many many more....accurate, deadly, and kinda cool....
 

dmazur

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That finger groove stock is really neat looking! Definitely adds some character to the M1 carbine look that the typical .44 carbine shows.

I have two, 1980's vintage with the cartridge release button. The buttplate cracked on one, so I changed them both to steel (from Brownells) and haven't had any more issues.

If .44 carbine owners aren't concerned with "original parts" too much, these are a drop-in fit, same size and profile as the plastic, but steel. You can set it down on the ground with impunity. :)
 

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