Re: Old .22 Rifles
Fantastic post and a great way to spend your time.
I love the old .22 rifles, but have a hard time finding them. When I do, if I have the $$$, i'll buy them.
They are great to fix up and everone preserves a piece of American gun making history.
Fantastic looking rifles guys !!!!
Just finished an old Winchester single shot 22, love them. Looking for an 1890 pump Win that I can afford. When I had my gunsmithing shop, I had a guy bring in an 1890 that was a train wreck. I carefuly put the stock back togather, draw filed and polish all the pits out, a wheel never touched it, all handwork. When he got it back, he started crying, it was his grandfathers and he though it looked better than a new one. I put a lot of hours in it. Didn't charge him what the work was really worth, but it was worth it to me to bring the little gun back to a beautiful shooter. I rust blued it, didn't want to return it, it was one of those few guns that I put so much work into to make it as perfect as possible, it felt like mine.
Only wish I still had the before and after pics, they got lost in several moves.
Keep up your great work and keep working with the kids, best thing a person can do.
Last edited by dksac2; 01-23-2011 at 02:22 PM..