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