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How to Replace a 10/22 Barrel

Before We Begin


  • Always make sure the firearm is unloaded before performing any work it!
  • Remove all ammunition from the work area before working on any firearms.
  • Always wear safety glasses when performing any work on a firearm.

Barrel Removal

Follow these instructions when removing a 10/22® barrel from the receiver. This process applies whether you're removing a factory Ruger® barrel from a factory receiver or our aftermarket barrel from our aftermarket receiver.

Barrel Installation

The process for installing one of our aftermarket barrels into your 10/22® receiver. This installation process is the same whether you have purchased one of our Stainless Steel, Lightweight, or Ultralite aftermarket barrels.

Tools Needed

  • 1/8" Allen wrench
  • 5/32" Allen wrench
  • 5/32" pin punch
  • Rubber mallet
  • A clean, non-slip surface, such as our Cleaning Mat

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