Kingston Armory Shows Rimfire M14 and M1 Garand Replicas – SHOT Show 2017

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Barrel and gas system are authentic-looking but non-functional. (Photo: Hodoway)

If this were a car it would be called a “resto mod.” (Photo: Hodoway)

The bolt and bolt handle are all 10/22. (Photo: Hodoway)

Overview

Kingston Armory, of Liberty, N.Y., introduced their .22-caliber M1 Garand back in 2015. After a year in development, the company is launching rimfire version of the M14 rifle in .22 caliber for 2017.

Externally these guns feature the same style stocks, stock fittings, sights, gas blocks, sling swivels and buttplates as the original military rifles. Internally these are based on based on the proven and reliable Ruger 10/22, including the action, barrel and magazine. Kingston Armory produces the receivers from steel in their own facilities to assure high quality and performance.

The touches on the gun are truly authentic, like the parkerized finish and the finely oiled, rubbed walnut stocks. They have adjustable aperture rear sights with a standard blade front sight. These rifles provide all the fun of shooting an M1 or M14 without the pain or expense.

Kingston’s prototype M14 rimfire replica magazine. (Photo: Hodoway)

It’s an authentic-looking M14 body mated to a 10/22 rotary magazine. (Photo: Hodoway)

Kingston uses oil-rubbed Boyd stocks on their rimfire replicas. (Photo: Hodoway)

The bands and magazine swivels are correct as well. (Photo: Hodoway)

Specifications

  • Chamber: .22 Long Rifle
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Action: semi-automatic blowback
  • Barrel length: 24 inches
  • Overall length: 42 inches
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds

The rear sight has authentic knurled adjustment knobs. (Photo: Hodoway)

Looking down the sightes feels just like the original. (Photo: Hodoway)

The front sight block is looks just like the real thing. (Photo: Hodoway)

From a distance its almost impossible to tell that they’re not the real thing. (Photo: Hodoway)

Impressions

Somehow I just can’t get it out of my head that what I need to do is take this gun to an Appleseed shoot. You have all the nostalgia of the high-power match with all the camaraderie that Appleseed provides. Everyone will want to take a turn on this gun. Heck, I bet they would even come up with a new patch for shooting a match with this!

Price and Availability

The retail is $699 which is not cheap by 10/22 standards. But when you look at what you are getting, American-made steel and wood, not plastic, that price is a bargain for a gun that will last lifetimes. Kingston Armory will begin shipping these this spring.

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  • Tom March 23, 2017, 8:07 pm

    As an Appleseed instructor, I see a lot of M1 carbine replicas on the firing line Why Not a 22cal LR that looks likes an M1 Garand? I use a 10/22 that has a heavy barrel and a Synthetic stock, it weights close too 9 pounds.
    IU may end up buying one IF the sights work like John Garand’s Sights.

  • Howard1273 February 14, 2017, 3:13 pm

    Concur with the statements that it is a lot of furniture for a .22 ( 10/22 ). Notion of .223 (or 5.56) is reasonable, but then it isn’t inexpensive to shoot, although one could reload the their ammo. Personally, I would like a 22 Magnum. Put a little umph into it, yet, not too expensive to shoot [no reload though]. Pistol calibers, especially 9mm and .45 cal would be excellent, too. Good luck to ’em and kudos for thinking outside the box.

  • Brian February 12, 2017, 2:58 pm

    The M1 replica can be used for reenacting. I will get one to shoot. My Wife will love it.

  • Jim February 11, 2017, 10:55 pm

    Yeah, they are cool looking. Yeah, it’s nice to see some innovative American manufacturing. If someone gave me one, I’d enjoy plinking with it, and I think it would be a GREAT piece to take to an Appleseed shoot. But for $699, better make mine a .223.

  • Russell Davis February 1, 2017, 11:02 pm

    I have both of the originals and was going to get both of these but the price is unbelievable!!!!

  • Don Rasher February 1, 2017, 9:32 pm

    Why would you pack around a 9.5 pound behemoth that is virtually a Ruger 10/22? Why not save “tons of bucks” and buy the 10/22 to start with. This whole concept is dumb. And, as soon as you pull the trigger, and guys at the range hear the puny “22 rifle” go off, the “oohs and aahs” will cease, because you M14 sounds like a 22.

    • Dan February 19, 2017, 3:24 pm

      I couldn’t possibly disagree with you more. I love the idea of these rifles.
      I can’t shoot either my Garand or M1A in the backyard, I can however shoot a .22 all day long without offending the neighbors. I’ve owned a half dozen 10/22 rifles, none of them looked as cool as these. My son could shoot with me at the range and have a rifle which was very similar to Dad’s 😉.
      Besides it just being a second kind of cool and from what I can see in the pictures, very well executed.
      ….and why go out of your way to dump on something someone else appreciates. It’s about as pointless as the GLOCK vs 1911 debate.

  • Lyman February 1, 2017, 8:46 pm

    You should also so make the Two versions in 5,56 x 45 nato then you would have a real winner, I sent emails to the Springfield Armory to do it but they didn’t instead they came out with another AR model

  • steve February 1, 2017, 8:11 pm

    Make it in 223 and I will be all over it.
    I already have a tricked out SAI Loaded 308
    22LR is just too little for to much weight

  • Bill Collins February 1, 2017, 8:02 pm

    don,t always look at the price but the long term value and years of fun shooting one of these fine rifles . I would buy1 of each but I’m afraid with all my guns I have already including an M1 garand plus an M14 my wife would come unglued.. I have a good mind to sell off some of my rifles and buy 1 of each . they look like so much fun and a great conversation piece .

  • loupgarous February 1, 2017, 6:27 pm

    $699’s a little rich for a realistic-looking Garand design stock and non-functional gas tube around a Ruger 10/22 action and mag. Just saying. If former President Zero hadn’t had all the ROK’s old Garands thrown into the drink to show what he could do with his pen and phone, the Department of Civilian Marksmanship wouldn’t have had to charge much more for a REAL Garand.

  • Paul February 1, 2017, 3:29 pm

    Wow! I paid less than that for my 1941 CMP Garand. Less money for a real, 30.06 shooting, WWII veteran, genuine piece of US history. Or you can buy an overweight 10/22 that shoots…well…22lr.

  • Ben Deascentis February 1, 2017, 1:37 pm

    As a former Marine, now would you ever teach a youngster to property shoot a 9.5 lb wespon?

    • Bushmaster0369 February 1, 2017, 10:34 pm

      Come on Ben, you are not a former Marine, YOU ARE A MARINE. ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE!
      SEMPER FI BUDDY

      • Mark G DelAguaro May 6, 2017, 12:42 pm

        Love the looks of the M14 22cal. Still am waiting to buy one unless I’m not looking now the right direction!
        Disabled retired Marine Vetnam era, Semper Fi.

  • Treemaniac February 1, 2017, 11:56 am

    Totally worthless… Like buying a ford mustang with a v6. They might as well make it an air rifle, then maybe it would be legal in New York.

    • Ben February 1, 2017, 9:07 pm

      the already have m 14 bb & pellet gun. the first mustang had an in line six cyl. engine

  • kane February 1, 2017, 11:23 am

    I have two MP5 .22’s and an UZI .22 all three have fax “silencers.” I would not mind an MP40 .22 but these larger rifles are just not as appealing to me.

  • Charlie February 1, 2017, 10:25 am

    Looks like a Ruger .22 semi-auto with added furniture and extra weight of stuff that is not necessary for a blow back rim-fire.

  • ChristCrusader February 1, 2017, 9:17 am

    $699? That’s insane.
    It was really awesome right up to that point.

    • Paul Helinski February 1, 2017, 9:44 am

      +1

    • loupgarous February 1, 2017, 6:31 pm

      +2

      Those .22LR MP-5 replicas are much more interesting.

  • C. E. Antoniak February 1, 2017, 8:36 am

    Wow! I’ll be looking forward to purchasing one of each. Thank You!

  • jim February 1, 2017, 8:08 am

    nice looking rifles, now if you could just find .22 ammo

    • Paul Helinski February 1, 2017, 9:02 am

      See the rimfire reloading kit article that we ran yesterday

  • MSCG February 1, 2017, 7:42 am

    This sounds like a great and quality addition to the ever increasing rimfire platforms—BUT IF YOU ARE LISTENING, KINGSTON, YOU SHOULD THREAD THE BARRELS!! Suppressed .22 is rimfire nirvana.

    • John February 1, 2017, 10:07 am

      They’re from new York. I am too unfortunately. Probably can’t thread cause of our laws..

      • loupgarous February 1, 2017, 6:35 pm

        Whole new profit center for them, Once Congress takes “cans” off the NFA list, they can start a little tooling plant down South (we’d love the jobs) to make threaded barrel actions to drop into their fake Garand furniture.

    • John February 1, 2017, 10:08 am

      They\’re from new York. I am too unfortunately. Probably can\’t thread cause of our laws..

  • mike February 1, 2017, 6:17 am

    Shot the m14 in the Marines and I miss shooting it. Looks like a lot of fun to teach the grand children how to shoot the right way. I think the wife would have fun to! How much is it??

  • Jimmie February 1, 2017, 5:07 am

    Cool and cheezy at the same time. Its just a high priced 10/22 with mods.

  • Jack007 February 1, 2017, 4:50 am

    I’ve got one of these M1 Garand models and its an AWESOME piece. If you’re a Garand lover, or you have a young one that you want to get into shooting the M1 someday, this gun is for you. Great job, Kingston!

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