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Old January 11th, 2017, 12:16 PM #1
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Buried receiver screws on a Ruger 10/22

I bought this Ruger 10/22 a while back and I want to get a scope mount on the receiver.
However, I find that the screws are buried in the blueing and I can't get them out.

I'm afraid of damaging the heads if I really lean on the screws.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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I'd send that back to Ruger. If that is a factory blue/paint job, it was botched.
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I almost bought a TD lite but I saw that on the receiver and decided not to buy it.
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I'd send that back to Ruger. If that is a factory blue/paint job, it was botched.
I assume is was a factory job. All I can tell you is I bought it new from a local dealer. I never gave the screws much thought until I found I wanted to mount a scope.

I would have left well enough alone but I am unable to focus on the rear factory sight that's mounted on the barrel.
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I had this same thing happen with mine. Was only ever able to get two screws out and just mounted my rail using two screw holes. Seemed tight enough so I just lived with it. Did piss me off something fierce though while I was struggling with the little screws.
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Give Ruger a call and have them issue a repair return. Ruger will fix it or send you a new rifle without hassle. I went through the process for a blued Single Six that was a train wreck out of the box. Ruger paid to ship it both ways from my house, repaired it, and gave it a slick action job without costing me a penny.
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Disappointing to see Ruger QC.

Good thing they still have great service.
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Every gun manufacturer has QC issues of one form or another. How quickly and professionally the manufacturer remedies those problems with minimal inconvenience to the gun owner is what separates good companies from also-rans.
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That's odd. I've owned a few 10/22 rifles and never seen that before. I'd send it back for free repair or replacement.
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That's odd. I've owned a few 10/22 rifles and never seen that before. I'd send it back for free repair or replacement.
Well it seems I'm not the only one that's had this problem. I gave the rear screw some modest torque but it didn't budge so I stopped immediately.

Is there a solvent or something that will dissolve that stuff?


   
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