Field strip a Ruger 10/22. #2 Son got one for Christmas, and it's been so busy that I hadn't taken him shooting. Since it was a new rifle, I thought that I'd do the prudent thing, stripping it down and cleaning it.
It was surprisingly clean - no metal filings or paint dribbles on the bolt, for example. This might not be a surprise for most of you, but I did say that I hadn't done this before.
Still on my list of "Things I have never done": reassemble a Ruger 10/22 so that it works smoothly. I actually have that bit down pretty well, but the dang magazine doesn't seem to want to seat properly. Ah, well.
Maybe I'll get it done, but #1 Son returns from a trip mid afternoon. Wish me luck.
UPDATE 23 January 2011 13:31: Victory! It seems that, err, Sumdood had installed the Ejector upside down. That guy must be some kind of idiot. All happy happy now.
And I wish I had know about Albert Rasch's excellent 3 part series on disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling the Ruger 10/22 before I started.