Of course this was back when the major gun companies were still able & willing to make a decent rifle out of wood & steel. Like the Winchester Model 141. (My first rifle by the way)Given by my Dad & Grandpa Morris on Christmas Day 1966 if I remember right. All I know is that … Continue reading “Some Bolt Action 22 Rifles – Anybody recognize them?”
This was the US Army’s first issue Bolt Action Rifle. Sadly for this great rifle it quickly fell behind in the early 20th century Small Arms race. Plus it was under gunned doing against the Rebellious Moros. Nevertheless it is a great shooting & accurate gun!
Needless to say, this was not an issue gun to some new enlisted recruit. I say that it either was an Officers or a very Senior Chief Petty Officers side arm. (The Chiefs were & are a pretty tough & resourceful bunch. From what I have seen by the way) Comments anybody? Grumpy
I bet that when I get to to the Range later on. That it will draw a few peeks from my Fellow wshhoters. No I am not that big a menace! Grumpy
Now I generally really do not like non wood stocks. But I could make an exception for this rifle. Grumpy
Back in the 1980’s I use to see quite a few of these floating around. I am just sorry that I did not buy one. But then I was always dead broke most of the time! Grumpy
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