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That would be a Springfield Model 82 bolt action single shot 22 short, long, or long rifle. I still have the gun (it's about 70 years old). For the 40 years that I have owned it, it has always been a straight shooter.
 

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The old Winchester single-shot bolt action Model 67

You had to pull the cocking knob/hammer to the rear manually, and the safety was a sheet-metal "wing" with a slot that allowed the hammer to fall. When the "wing" was vertical, the slot wasn't aligned with a pin on the hammer, so it couldn't fall.

Cartridge guy, my Graddad had a Model 1890, but not the gallery gun; it shot only long rifles (longs, maybe... shorts always jammed). When he died, my Grandmother gave it to one of my cousins, who promptly neglected it to death. I've never forgiven him for that. I, however, got Granddad's 1873 rifle... produced in 1886, full octagon barrel, .44 WCF (.44-40 for the non-Winchester Collectors out there). It's been almost 40 years now - I've still got it, and have taken a couple deer with it.
 

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First one I ever shot was my Dad's Winchester Model 62 pump.

My first was a Remington Nylon Model 66 - bought it when they first came out and still have it.

For my Grandson I bought a Rogue River Chipmunk single shot when he was seven. He has outgrown it now and shoots a Ruger 10/22.

.22's are fun!!!
 

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PigoenHunter, see if you can get some PMC Predator rounds for your .22wmr. I think they are nice, and would make a good varmint bullet, but they are a little slower than some other wmr rounds. 1900fps I think.
 

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Re: re: What was your first rimfire?

timbertoes said:
maybe yours was made by a real gun maker, seeing as how it loads through the stock, like a browning semi-auto :)
no, it'd definately a sears. i'll get around to checking the model number in a little while.
 

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My first 22 (and 3rd gun) was a single shot lever action Savage. It was one HEAVY single shot for a 10yr old. Traded it for a Win 190 (jamamatic sold to my uncle who had an aluminum shell carrier machined to replace the POS plastic one). Then came a Marlin M60. A 10/22, another 10/22. Currently, I'm 22lr less. A LH Savage 93 is on my list.
 
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