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Old December 3, 2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Ruger .44 Mag Replacement Carcano Stock

Hi all,
This is my 1st post so please bear with me. I got a Ruger .44 Mag from my sister that was her deceased husbands. The gun is a .44 that loads from a bottom feed chute into an internal tube type magazine. It had a carcano (full barrel length) stock, but it was destroyed. I have been trying to find a complete replacement stock for it, even an aftermarket one but so far I've had no luck. I was starting to doubt if this were even an actual Ruger, but I took the thing to a local gunsmith who says it is.

Can anyone tell me anything about the carcano version of the Ruger .44 Mag, and if it is worth the effort of going after a complete replacement stock for it?

The gunsmith has a test rig that he took to the range and secured the gun into to test fire it. It fired a 5 shot 1" group at 100 yds with federal ammo, which he said was pretty impressive for a semi auto. I would like to fix it up and give it back to my sister to use deer hunting, since she is scared of bigger guns.

Will the standard carbine stock work with it if the carcano stock isn't available?

Thanks for your help.

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Old December 3, 2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum - and if you're a Navy vet "Thank you for your service to our country!"
I think that the Ruger you're talking about was called "The Deerslayer." but I could be wrong.
I can't think of anyplace except "gun Parts" you could go for that stock.
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Old December 3, 2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Gun Parts

I am indeed a Navy Vet, and you are more than welcome. Is Gun Parts a web site or a forum on this board?
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Old December 3, 2007, 08:28 PM   #4
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Gun Parts Corp. is a company specializing in, well, gun parts, but I don't see that gun in their catalog. Their site is at:

Your best bet might be to send it (or have your gunsmith send it) to Ruger and let them check it out.

You say the stock was "destroyed" but don't say how. If it was in a fire, the safety of the gun may be questionable.

In any case, I think you mean a Mannlicher stock rather than a Carcano stock. The Italian rifle is often called a Mannlicher-Carcano, but the long stocks were put on many other rifles.

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Old December 3, 2007, 08:43 PM   #5
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Stock Destroyed

Thanks for the correction and info! The stock was split when the owner, (my deceased brother-in-law) slipped on a rock ledge hunting and fell on it. It busted into 3-4 pieces, but the metal portion of the gun was unscathed except a minor scratch on the Weaver Sharpshooter scope. My sister had it in a closet for @ 18 years in it's case. She gave it to me as a project gun/birthday present since it was the 1st centerfire rifle I ever shot.
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Old December 3, 2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the emails and additional information. I got a picture of the gun from 1 person, and found out that it is called the Ruger International .44 mag carbine with a Mannlicher stock. It has a 4 shot tube magazine for a total of 4 + 1 loading. I also got an original owners manual emailed to me in .pdf format. The original stock part number was C-102R, but the OEM replacement parts for this model were discontinued about 10 years ago. I am now on a quest for a new stock, either composite or wood since I do plan on this gun going back into the field. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old December 3, 2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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Ruger .44 Mag Replacement Carcano Stock
might be able to help you out I have been happy with their
service one of the stocks I got from them was for a Ruger 44 carbine it was a regular stock but they have a lot of off the wall stuff.
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Old December 4, 2007, 08:57 AM   #8
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Unless you really want the gun to look original, don't limit yourself to the Mannlicher stock. That gun is normally stocked with a much shorter (and much more practical) stock. The real purpose of this rifle was to be a light weight, easily carried brush gun. The extra weight of a Mannlicher stock kind of negates the light weight part.

One more tip. Check out Hornady's new .44 load using the same bullet composition as their LeverEvolution ammo. The .44 in a rifle is commonly considered to be a 100 yd rifle. This stuff could turn it into a 150 yd rifle.
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Old December 4, 2007, 02:24 PM   #9
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Try here

They look like they're out now, but keep checking, or call them.
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Old December 4, 2007, 09:11 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the Help!

Found one at, thanks folks!

I should have it in a few days.

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Old December 8, 2008, 08:23 PM   #11
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My father has the same make of rifle and his stock is spitting. How did everything work out with your stock? Did if fit right? Did you have to make modifications? If you could help me out with as much detail as possible I would greatly appreciate it.
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