What shoots 9mm rimfire shot shells? I saw them at Midway USA (http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=19298&categorystring=653***9217***), and I had never heard of them before. They look kind of strange because they are completely brass cased. What is the advantage of having a rimfire shot shell?
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August 16, 2007, 05:17 PM
I believe Anschutz made a bolt action that shot those.
August 16, 2007, 05:22 PM
"Winchester designed the 36 to be a low-priced firearm for use in controlling small vermin, it was chambered for the 9mm rimfire paper shot shell, but it could also be used with 9mm rimfire ball ammunition. The Model was first introduced in the March 1920 Winchester catalog and factory records indicate that the first delivery to warehouse stock was in March 1920. Winchester hoped that the Model 36 would be popular, especially in the southern states, but it's small size (weight was only 2 and 3/4 pounds) in combination with the small gauge and the short range of the 9mm ammunition caused sales to be disappointingly low. Manufacture was discontinued in 1927 after about 20,306 were produced.
Firearms chambered for 9mm rimfire ammunition have been manufactured in Europe but the Model 36 was the only shotgun ever made in the USA that was chambered for the round."
I was kinda wondering if a surplus 9mm barrel or even a chamber insert for a 12ga could be drilled out to accomodate one of these, since the guns are rare and though bluebook isn't very high; some are asking over 1000$ for them. I have the cartridge dimensions somewhere...
August 16, 2007, 05:53 PM
Thats a neat little gun.
August 16, 2007, 10:51 PM
These used to be callled Garden Guns. Besides the 9mm, there was a 44-40 derivative called the 44 Extra Long. Some folks think it evolved into the 410.
All these were for garden pests, where a more powerful arm was neither needed nor desired.
Iver Johnson, Crescent and so on made a few of these. Most were superceded by the 410 and faded out by 1930.