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This is a discussion on Ruger Mk IV within the Gunsmithing forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by Rude Fat Dog Yes, indeed you are correct as this could be tricky. We usually convert Buckmark Rifles into Long Barrelled Pistols ...


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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #16
 
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Yes, indeed you are correct as this could be tricky. We usually convert Buckmark Rifles into Long Barrelled Pistols but they have stopped making them in Europe and this might happen in the US as well I feel.

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Which brings me right back to the Ruger Charger, only a barrel extension is needed. The ten round rotary mags fit flush with the receiver. The weight is about 15 ounces more, but I am sure adding 6 inches to a MKIV barrel will increase the weight considerably. There is only 5 ounces difference between the weight of the hunter, and the charger. Again longer barrel will add weight. I believe Ruger made at one time a MKII 10 inch barrel, may be some are still available used.




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Walkingwolf, the Charger is merely a variant of the 10/22 design, which is a rifle. The barrel is a slip fit into the receiver and is secured to the receiver by means of a clamp arrangement . . . totally different from any of the MK series pistols. Different barrel lengths can be affixed to the Charger in a couple of minutes with nothing more than an appropriate hex wrench. This is not a retrofit to the MK series pistols.

And I have never heard of "welding an extension" onto a barrel. It might be possible, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be a simple operation.

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For the sake of legality, an extension could possibly be permanently attached (brazed or possibly pinned) to the end of the barrel to meet the letter of the law even if the effective rifled length of the barrel doesn't change.
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For the sake of legality, an extension could possibly be permanently attached (brazed or possibly pinned) to the end of the barrel to meet the letter of the law even if the effective rifled length of the barrel doesn't change.
If you mean a "false barrel" with a bore large enough that the bullet would pass thru it without touching the inside of the tube, I can see how that might work. Don't know what the effect on performance would be though.

Also don't know if that would meet the letter of the law, but that's another consideration.

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10/22s.

Thanks for your input guys. Yes, we know the 10/22 very well as we specialise in. 22lr semi autos based on the 10/22 platform. We supply National and International Gallery Rifle shooters with complete Match Grade Rifles or component parts.
I have attached a picture of the 12" barrel that we have just designed and manufactured for converting Buckmark Rifles into LBP's. (Long Barrelled Pistol). This will be exhibited at The Phoenix competition at Bisley next week.
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