Old .22 Rifles

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by grampawmike, May 27, 2010.

  1. Bigredneck

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    I just got this one today. She an old one but looks great.
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  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I like that old Hamilton...and nice work!
    I like the "old" .22's as well. Most of them are great shooters and some Ive found
    sittin around for years and hasnt seen a good cleaning for who knows how long,
    Ya get'em cleaned up and they shoot just as good as they ever did.
    I gave my cousin an old WesternField that looked like it'd been run over by a truck in a gravel driveway for some work he done for me and had intentions of bringing the "looks" back to life. But as far as the shooting, ya couldnt beat it! The old bolt action worked great and reached out there.
  3. carver

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    Nice post guys! Love the older guns. There used to be a lawyer in Shreveport, LA that would vist the pawn shops on a daily basis. He was always on the the lookout for old, inexpensive .22's. He would fix them up and give them away to the boys, and girls that came to an NRA sponsored shooting event for kids. With the parents permission. I own a bunch of .22 rifles. Two are modern guns, the rest are older rifles that will shoot circles around the modern guns. These are my hunting rifles.
  4. general

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    Grampaw Mike,

    I too have a nice old Stevens Little Scout 14&1/2, Just had my gunsmith do a small repair to a crack in the stock and then a finish job with hot linseed oil. It really looks nice and the little thing still shoots like a champ. Dead on at 80 yds the other day. It was the first time shot in the last 38 years that I know of. I inhereted it from my father in law and I have been in his life for that 38 years and I know that it had never been out of the gun cabinet in all that time. He purchased it off the shelf when he was a boy, He passed at 88.

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  5. dragonfly

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    I have a couple old ones. I grew up shooting a Remington Mdl 24. It was made in 1925 according to the serial number. I retired it when it was 39 and I was 13 when I bought a Win. 62A with money I made detasseling corn one summer in Iowa where I grew up.[​IMG]

    Then a year or so ago I got to talking with a fellow at work one day and ended up with a Win 1906 that was made either in 1915 or 1916. Seems to be a little confusing with the serial number, but I believe 1916 is the correct year. It really shoots good. Reminds me of my beloved 62A that was stolen while I was in college. Thank God, the thief didn't find my Remington. [​IMG] I sold a Mossberg 44b that was made in 1939. I sold it to finance a couple of other new rifles. Sorry to see it go... it was a grand old rifle, but one I knew my son and his kids wouldn't care for. Here is a pic anyway...[​IMG]
  6. Para Cassatt

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    Nice guns Dragonfly. How did that Mossberg shoot?
  7. crooks420

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    Howdy,

    I was recently given this old 1934 Mossberg Model 34 .22 cal. single-shot bolt-action rifle. Looks to be all original and fairly good condition. Seems to shoot fairly consistent as well, though I have not sighted it in yet.
    After taking the bolt apart to clean out that old "gummy" grease, I found the firing pin has cracks.
    So now I am in search of a new (used) firing pin and/or striker assembly and/or a complete bolt assembly. I have learned that the bolt is interchangeable with the Mossberg 30, which is also the Wards Western Field models 35A & 37.
    It still fires rounds, but I want to be prepared for the inevitable. I'm not sure if I want to refinish the rifle... I kinda like the rustic and well used look of it.
    Any help with a striker/ firing pin/ bolt would be greatly appreciated.

    Jesse

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  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    You might try numrich gun parts.
  9. crooks420

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    I've tried numrich, Havlin, and Hoosier Gun Works..... no luck.

    Jesse
  10. pilote

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    i just refinished a savage 63 and mossberg 151mb...i did a good job; they look sensational and are fun to shoot...everyone who sees them wants to shoot it, especially the little savage single shot bolt...

    never had any interest in the modern tacticool rimfires (or even the 10/22; just no personality)...if i pick up another rimfire it will be another older wood stock rifle that i can refinish and bring back to life...
  11. K75RT

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    I started collecting .22 many years ago, still pick one or two up as needed!

    Here is my Brno #1, just oozes old world craftmanship
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    This is a BSA model 15 using a Martini action
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    A Canadian made Cooey Model 75
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    And a German GECO Model 1919
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    This is a Gewerhfabrik Danzig No. 2 made in what is now Gdansk in Poland but at the time it was Germany and called Danzig.
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    A Husqvarna Model 55
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    A Kroydon Model 223
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    A nice old Marlin Model 100
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    This is a Marlin Model 81 which is pre-Microgroove rifling
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    A Marlin Mounti made in 1956,IIRC
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    This is a Soviet MC-12 made in 1961
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    and this is a Meridan Model 10
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    A few Mossberg rifles, top one is a Model 44US CMP rifle, center rifle is a Model 35 Mossbergs first heavy barrel target rifle. The bottom rifle is a Model 46
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    A nice Mossberg 144 w/10X scope
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    A MINT Mossberg 46B(a)
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    and my Remington 40X
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    This was a mess when I got it the end of the bbl was bulged so I shortened it and recrowned the bbl and redid the stock. It is a Remington 511-P
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    This is a CMP Remington 513T needs to be cleaned up
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    my Remington Model 33
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    a Romanian 1956
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    A Savage Sporter
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    A Stevens Model 416
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    A Stevens Model 25
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    and a Soviet TO3-08 made in 1934
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  17. crooks420

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    And my girlfriend thinks my 4 .22 cal rifles is three too many; "Why do you need another 22?"
    Nice collection you have there.

    Jesse
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    crooks420,
    I have an outstanding wife and she has her hobbies and I have mine; occasionally she will ask me why I need another this or that; I reply it isn't a need as much as a want, if I want another .22 I'll get one...Love my Wife
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    FEBIGER ARMS CO., MODEL #2, of New Orleans, LA, 22rf, pump-only, unmarked except for caliber, seial number is just under 7000, ca1909-1911.

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    Last offered by Baker Guns and Forging Co. of Batavia, NY as their BATAVIA AUTOMATIC RIFLE, in their No. 4 1911 Catalog. Baker was financial backer and when Febiger failed in repayment they reclaimed all machinery and parts inventory. Sales of all 3 models ended after Savage Arms Co. threatened patent infringement suit. ALL models are difficult to find.

    This old guy (probably 100 years old now) has beautiful graining in its walnut stock and great looking diamond checkering. No cracks, dents, scratches on any wood or metal. Overall would grade NRA VG. Mechanically perfect but bore needs a good scrubbing.

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    Got a bunch of old oddball .22s, mainly single-shots, but this is one of my favorite exceptions.

    Best regards ~ ~ ~ FFF
  20. mr.t7024

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    just curious would ya like to rebuild another hamilton! 978-42407024. :D
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