Well, I done did it now. Was killing some time at the LGS, and I'll be darned if they didn't have the most beautiful 10/22 Sporter there with a stainless barrel. It's got a 22" barrel, so it's longer than the standard carbine, has checkering and swivels for a strap/sling. It's birch, not walnut, but still really nice. I was smitten. I guess you can never have too many 10/22's.