Ruger 10/22 with Sling/Swivels?
In 1998 I bought a Ruger 10/22 Stainless, Target with a brown laminate stock from an individual with scope and swivels and Ruger embossed sling. The rifle was manufactured in 1997 (Ser prefix 246-xxxx) I have enjoyed shooting this very accurate rifle for fifteen years and would not think of getting rid of it.
My question is. that it finally dawned on me I haven't seen another Target with swivels and sling. Did Ruger ever ship any with swivels? Was this a special to a distributor? The swivels seem to have been attach at the factory or by a skilled gunsmith. I've carried(not far) that heavy rifle with sling while hunting small critters, but never thought much about how common swivels were on that stock.