Up for sale is one of the best Ruger 10/22’s ever made. The Ruger TNZ 10/22 stainless target rifle, chambered in .22 long rifle, with tree bark laminated, free float and ambidextrous thumbhole stock. The Ruger 10/22 TNZ target model features a 20" stainless steel barrel and receiver with laminated thumbhole stock.
The catalogue number for this rifle is K10/22-TNZ, and is so marked on the factory label attached to the end of the box. The K tells us it has a stainless barrel, (the receiver is aluminum, as are all 10/22s). The T stands for Target, and the NZ is the abbreviation for New Zealand, which where the stock was designed and built for Ruger. These are not Boyd stocks, nor does Boyd's have a license to replicate them. The TNZ was Ruger's attempt to enter the High End Target market. MSRP was $649 in 2001. Production lasted about 18 months before the low sales ended the model because of the high market price for a 22LR in 2001.
These rifles, out of the box, will OUTSHOOT Ruger's Race Rifle... and almost any other Ruger 10/22 out there!! They have a match grade trigger, match grade barrel and match chamber. These were not made the assembly line style. The Ruger TNZ had a reputation for superior accuracy and trigger pull. The trigger group had a lighter pull. The early models had a black receiver, the later had an aluminum one. The barrel is better designed and executed. The Ruger TNZ barrel had been diverted from the 77 series due to its accuracy. As noted Ruger limited the edition of this model to 18 months and only 400 were made from 2001.
This Ruger TNZ is all factory match grade 22LR and come with no sights. Many will ask themselves and me, is the Ruger TNZ 10/22 really worth that much. First off it’s rare Ruger would go to the extremes they did just for a 10/22. The method in which Ruger built this gun was different from all of its 10/22’s using a cut down Ruger Model 77 barrel. The match grade trigger is literally a Volquartsen trigger. The ambidextrous stock was of New Zealand style used for hunting and safaris.
One of the greatest possum hunting rifles introduced to NZ has been the Ruger 10/22. This relatively budget built semi auto has the firepower and ruggedness required for NZ's sometimes wet muddy conditions brought about its rather rare stock design.
New in the Box.
My background, I was a direct parts vendor for Ruger and collected over 35 years nearly all of Ruger’s limited edition 10/22’s, MKI, MKII, MKIII and 22/45. If you are looking for that limited edition Ruger that you don’t have in your collection it’s probably in my safe, shoot me an email, I probably have it.
Listing ID: 714504