Cracked Ruger 10/22 receiver

Upon dis-assembly and cleaning of a friend’s 10/22, I found a crack in the receiver, just aft of the lower side of the ejection port.


I wonder what has caused this damage to happen. Perhaps years of shooting suppressed with a steel buffer? The buffer pin holes in the receiver are larger than the ones in a newer receiver, indicating battering of the pin inside the receiver.

I will try and contact Ruger in the next few days, and see what they say. They may be able to repair it. I’ve heard stories of Ruger’s fabulous customer service. I may find out for myself soon!



4 responses

  1. Dee

    So, Did you contact Ruger and what did they say? Were they able to replace your receiver?

    April 25, 2012 at 14:08

    • I did not. I had a guy at work weld it for me, but it cracked again, right next to the weld.

      April 26, 2012 at 14:30

      • Dee

        I had mine crack in the exact same place. Ruger said to send it in for evaluation. Haven’t heard back from them yet.. I’m not complaining as mine is 28 years old and has seen a lot of service.

        April 26, 2012 at 19:18

      • Dee

        Ruger said they will replace the receiver at no cost to me.
        Amazing customer service, backing a product after so many years!

        May 21, 2012 at 21:36

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