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Old September 22, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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ruger m77 manlicher conversion?

If you have a classic stocked m77 can you convert it over to a mannlicher stock? Would I need just the stock end cap to barrel piece?
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Old September 22, 2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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I believe the manlicher stocked rifles are built with the thinner barrel profile of the Ruger Ultralights or Compact rifles. But I could be wrong. Even so, it could probably still be done with the barrel channel of the stock opened up.
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Old September 23, 2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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Not really.

Not only is the M77-RSI/mannlicher barrel shorter & of a thinner contour (same as the UltraLightweight), the RSI stock is measurably thinner - thin enough that a widening of the barrel channel is conraindicated.

The only Ruger Model 77 suitable for the conversion would be the M77-UL (UltraLightweight), due to it's suitable bbl contour.

That advice, however, is for using a RUGER RSI stock - a regular Ruger M77R or M77RS can be mannlicher-stocked via purchasing the stock from one of the aftermarket stock making companies, like great American Gunstocks, etc, etc.
Of course, it won't be a drop-in, and will also be uncheckered/unfinished.


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Old September 23, 2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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I've done a little research on this myself.
different contours and barrel lengths make conversion a long, expensive, and difficult process.

I have also done quite a bit of searching and have been unable to find any mannlicher style stocks for the M77 or NO1
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Old September 23, 2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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The Great American Gunstock Co carries this one, but as posted, it's not a drop-in.
The company will fit it, though: http://www.gunstocks.com/pricemn.html



Wenig and Macon gunstocks also lists mannlicher stocks - all will also need to be inletted & finished, etc.


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