Unknown Antique Rifle


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Impala
January 4, 2007, 06:41 PM
Hello all, I was recently talking to my mom about this rifle that she owned when she was in her 20s. She couldn't remember what make it was only that it was a bolt action .22 rimfire with an octagonal barrel and a tube magazine...
After conducting an exhaustive search for such a rifle I haven't turned up any results. Can anybody help me out as to what make and model this rifle was?

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Hoppy590
January 4, 2007, 07:48 PM
oops. sorry misread, didnt realize she doesnt still ahve the rifle

Ian Sean
January 4, 2007, 11:53 PM
Are you positive it was a bolt action? Winchester made a slide action with a tube feed that had an octagon barrel (model 61 I think) and Marlin made a lever action (1897 cowboy) with a tube feed and octagon barrel.

So many makers of .22's over the years it is hard to give a definate answer for you without more detail.:)

Impala
January 9, 2007, 02:00 PM
Yes, I am positive, I talked with her at length about the rifle. The conversation came up when she was watching "Quigley Down Under" and she said to me she had a rifle with an octagon barrel like that. I asked her if it was a Quigley Sharps single shot and she said that it was an antique .22 bolt with a tube magazine. I said I had never heard of such a thing and would try to look it up.
She said that she had let her cousin borrow it to go plinking and never saw it again (:mad:x1000!)
damn, wish I knew the value or the make+model of such a rifle.

rangerruck
January 10, 2007, 12:15 AM
my gramps had a winny like that, it was proly a winny, remmy , or marlin.

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