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Old March 20th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #1
 
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Replacing trigger guard housing and trigger with metal versions

It is my understanding that in 2008 or so, Ruger began substituting plastic trigger guard housings and triggers for their former metal versions. I assume the plastic parts work fine, but is there any opinions one way or the other and the value of replacing the plastic trigger guard assembly and trigger with the former version?

I have a new, never shot 10/22. I have sent the trigger assembly to Clark for a trigger job. He also sells the OEM trigger guard assembly and his own version of the metal trigger.

I think another difference is the plastic magazine release so I also intended to get Clark's extended magazine release.

Comments and opinions appreciated on any of the three replacement parts. I have to assume most of you are OK with Clark's trigger job.



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I've had a plastic ram-line extended mag release in my 1983 10/22 since it was pretty much new. Never had a problem with it. The current Ruger release is almost identical to it. If you want to spend the money on a metal release go for it. I do agree the earlier metal trigger assembly just feels more solid than my new 10/22 plastic ones. I also think the earlier bolt has a smoother action.
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I've had a plastic ram-line extended mag release in my 1983 10/22 since it was pretty much new. Never had a problem with it. The current Ruger release is almost identical to it. If you want to spend the money on a metal release go for it. I do agree the earlier metal trigger assembly just feels more solid than my new 10/22 plastic ones. I also think the earlier bolt has a smoother action.
Is the earlier bolt smoother just due to polishing or more then that? If I polish the bolt and the surfaces it rides on, will it be like the former version?

Thanks for your feedback!
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