This weekend a bud and I were off to the range to test out his new shotgun and my new g26. Per usual we stopped off at academy for a few boxes of ammo and perused the gun counter. they had a "stainless" 10/22 in stock, I asked to see it and they handed over. Although it looked stainless on the rack when they handed the rifle over it appeared to be primer coated light grey in color or maybe it was a rough finish. Regardless it looked awful. I have read that the 10/22 reciever is Al, so when you purchase a stainless rifle is the barrel the only piece that is SS? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!