.22 Single Shot Club?


August 21, 2007, 09:06 AM
Is there a .22 single shot club yet? There seems to be several other "clubs" here but I haven't noticed one dedicated to the relaxing pastime of single shot rimfires.

I get my old Remington model 14 and a box or two of CBs and head out back where my spinner targets are set up and I'm good for most of the afternoon.

Does anyone else still enjoy the slow, easy and economical pace of .22 single shots?


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August 21, 2007, 09:16 AM
I have a Savage Model 17 Favorite. Not exactly my favorite, but it is a fun one to bring to "Rotten Egg" shoots. My kids like it.

The Doc is out now. :cool:

August 21, 2007, 09:16 AM
See the recent thread on Stevens Crackshots, etc.


ETA: OK, here's a pic of my Stevens Favorite.

August 21, 2007, 09:18 AM
Winchester model 1904 here!

August 21, 2007, 09:19 AM
Marlin 2000L (Biathlon Kit removed:D)...

August 21, 2007, 12:07 PM
old Remington Targetmaster. Real fun for shooting gongs at 150 yards. Makes a nice little ding instead of the big clang you get when you hit it with something high powered.

August 21, 2007, 12:22 PM
Winchester model 1904 here!

Of all the .22s my kids have shot, the 1904 is their favorite. They even prefer it over the 10/22. It doesn't get much simpler (or accurate) than that.

cracked butt
August 21, 2007, 12:56 PM
I haven't had a single shot since my Ithaca model 49.
I happen to be picking up a Savage Cub for my son tonight though- his 5th birthday is coming up:cool:

August 21, 2007, 12:59 PM
My daughter's Favorite, number 411. Nice rifle! The other is a .25, #415!

August 21, 2007, 01:09 PM
I have a Winchester M67. Originally bought it for my son, but he hasn't taken to it as he is a lefty. Darn.......looks like I have to keep it now.;)

August 21, 2007, 01:32 PM
I have a Stevens Favorite.
Model 72

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7664/new103vz6.th.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=new103vz6.jpg)

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/1859/stevensfavorite2me0.th.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stevensfavorite2me0.jpg)

I'll join!!!

Grizzley Adams
August 21, 2007, 06:05 PM
don't have it anymore but also used to own a model 14.don't know if there is any clubs but there should be.thats a fine way to pass some time and i know quite a few folks who enjoy doing it.

August 21, 2007, 06:12 PM
I have an old Savage 24 that has .22 on top, .410 on the bottom. It was my granddad's rifle, year of manufacture is probably late '60s.

Shoots surprisingly well, I enjoy it. Single shot doesn't bother me like it does some others. I don't take it out much though, since I consider it an heirloom.

August 21, 2007, 06:18 PM
I gave my wife my Winchester Model 67A, and my kids have a savage cub. I personally between single shot 22s right now, but am looking for fill the void with a Remington Model 33 when a good one presents itself.

August 21, 2007, 06:35 PM
There's some mighty purty rifles shown up in this thread. Y'all are making me want an old Stevens now.:cuss: and I'm playing like I'm trying to reduce my firearms inventory temporarily.;)

This old 514 I have has a loose front sight that I use for "fining" it in depending on how I'm shooting on any given day.

The ol' eyeballs ain't what they used to be even with spectacles and I have had to figure out how to accommodate. But it's real good cheap practice for your breathing and trigger functions when you're trying to spin that little quarter-sized hunk of metal that's a way out yonder.

Especially when it makes you a little mad.:D

But I sure love to shoot that old gun and I'm glad to see there's a bunch here who enjoy the old single shot .22s.


Ray P
August 21, 2007, 06:43 PM
BSA Martini Model 12/15!


It arrived just a while ago from Thad Scott, and my first 5-shot group with iron sights at 50 yards could be covered with a penny (if you discount one called flier).

August 21, 2007, 07:15 PM
Shoot, I forgot about my WZ-48 which is a darn accurate single shot 22 with standard velocity ammo. :)

Can't believe I forgot that.

August 21, 2007, 10:06 PM
Would love to see a single shot club. In the last couple of years I have been picking up 'vintage' 22 rifles, mostly repeaters, either clip fed or tube fed. But lately it seems that most have been single shots. Acouple weeks ago I kinda went through the gun safes and took a short inventory and here's what I came up with....

Remington model 6
Remington model 33
Remington model 41A with a base for a Redfield 102 receiver site and globe front sight
Remington model 41P
Remington model 510
Winchester model 1904 with the cresent buttstock
Mossberg model 320K with S330 receiver sight and globe front sight
Stevens model 26 crackshot in nickel (I think)
CRUSO model CB
* NEW addition, Mossberg Model B
I have been keeping my eyes open for just the right Winchester model 60 or 67.

I would love to have a scope on some of these oldies but goodies, but I keep finding them un-molested without extra holes in them. So far I haven't hunted with any of them, just punched paper at the vintage distances of 50 feet and 25 yards.

August 21, 2007, 10:14 PM
may i? i just bought my niece her first .22. its a Savage model 3B. That 9 year old can pop cans with it at 30 yards first time she ever shot a gun. it saves me from an angry rattler that same day.

August 22, 2007, 02:44 AM
Loner, let me talk to my father. Since the first rifle he came into contact with was my great uncle Tita's Stevens Marksman that I rebuilt, he's taken up collecting them. I'll get back to you shortly.

Red Tornado
August 22, 2007, 11:12 AM
Yep, Remington 510 here. That's the only .22 single I have currently, but I do normally single load my bolt actions. :)

Ray P
August 24, 2007, 09:17 PM
Added photos of Martini 12/15 to original post

And before somebody else says it, "Yes, it was a real pain to find a fake penny that big." :-)

Il Duca
August 24, 2007, 09:27 PM
I would definately be interested in the club if it were formed. I have a Mossberg model 25A that is pretty awesome, I also have a Savage Anschutz Mark 10.

PS: Loner you lucked into it with that Model B.

August 25, 2007, 04:01 AM
PS: Loner you lucked into it with that Model B.

Yep, they had it starting at $59, or buy it now for $69....nuff said.

August 25, 2007, 08:08 AM
H&R M12 here. Working on acquiring a Remington 40X...

Big Daddy K
August 25, 2007, 08:59 AM
Springfield with 4x.

August 25, 2007, 10:09 AM
Hve been shooting my Kimber 82Gs almost every trip to the range this year. Exceptional accuracy (at least my samples) for the price (given the right ammo).

Chuck R.
August 25, 2007, 10:12 AM
I'm in:


Ballard made Winchester 1885 Low-Wall with DSTs, helm lever, MVA Schuetzen Soule sight, and 30" Douglass "airguaged" #1 taper barrel.

Probably my favorite rifle and the one I shoot the most.


Ray P
August 25, 2007, 10:51 AM
Chuck: Beautiful!

August 25, 2007, 10:59 AM
Win 67, H&R pardner, a really old Savage-something bolt gun I bought at a gun show for $30, and a couple of Rossi single shots. All are accurate and great for the kids and to introduce someone to shooting. Very safe.

November 28, 2007, 01:12 PM
I have a Winchester 67A that my grandfather gave me. I've never shot it, but I think I'm going to next time I get to the range.

Anyone have any info on the 67A?

November 28, 2007, 02:04 PM
Remington model 514
Marlin youth model
CZ scout
Chipmunk .22 bull bbl. with adult stock
Chipmunk .22 mag. bull bbl.

My first rifle was the remington 514. It taught me to make every shot count. I have many .22's but lately I've been leaning more and more on the signle shots. I guess you might say I'm getting back to basics.

I bought my first chipmunk after I was injured on the job. It had a terrible trigger pull and the extractor wasn't any good. I sent it back for a new extractor and fixed the trigger myself. I have killed 2 turkeys with that rifle and a lot of coons/possums/armadillos. I bought the .22mag. and it was fine out of the box with the exception of the trigger, which I fixed.

Il Duca
November 28, 2007, 04:15 PM
Anyone have any info on the 67A?

Go to Rimfirecentral.com and look in the Winchester forum. Lots of good info on them there.

November 28, 2007, 04:48 PM
Winchester 1904 .22 short.

November 28, 2007, 05:08 PM
Savage model 6, I think. I'd have to take a look at the barrel stamp. It was my grandfather's and it's probably about 70 years old. When I was 13 my dad gave it to me. It was pretty beat up, so I stripped and refinished the stock and removed as much rust as I could. I put two QR sling swivels in to fill empty holes in the stock, and now it's a great plinking gun. It shoots great.

Someday I'll clean up the trigger (it rides the side of the stock cut-out) and work on how the barrel and action sit in the stock.

It probably ruined whatever antique value it had, but I'll never sell it anyway, and I'd rather have a gun I like to take out and shoot than one that is "original" and sits in a closet.


November 28, 2007, 05:15 PM
Proud owner of a NEF .22lr sportster. Very accurate.
I would like to have a Stevens Favorite Takedown someday.

oklahoma caveman
November 28, 2007, 05:33 PM
well my very first gun was a remington targetmaster. that is still 1 great shooting gun. its old but man itl shoot. i love the challenge of 1 shot kills. my theory is if you cant kill it with 1 shot then you dont need to shoot.:cool:

oklahoma caveman
November 28, 2007, 05:35 PM
:what:chuck that is 1 FINE looking rifle. man thats nice

November 28, 2007, 06:30 PM
Count me in ...


November 28, 2007, 07:13 PM
Winchester 67a and WZ-48 here. Love both the rifles, and both are very accurate.

November 28, 2007, 09:44 PM
I'm in... Ultra Varmint .22 WMG...




November 29, 2007, 12:48 AM
Does anyone else still enjoy the slow, easy and economical pace of .22 single shots?

Yep, single shots are great fun but I love all rimfire rifles if they're accurate.

Which reminds me of the song that begins:

"Nothing could be finer shooten holes in Carolina in the mooorning..."



November 29, 2007, 07:54 AM
I get a lot of enjoyment out of my single shots......

BSA Martini Mk V w/ Lyman Super Target Spot 20X


BSA Martini Mk III with Parker Hale sights


1962 Anschutz 1411 with original sights


1948 Winchester 52B with Redfield sights


1964 Remington 40X with Redfield sights


H&R M-12 w/ home made thumbhole stock


November 29, 2007, 08:15 AM
I have a gen-1 T/C Contender with a 14" match .22 barrel -- I guess that sort'a kind'a lets me qualify for the club... :)

December 1, 2007, 02:12 AM
Romanian Cugir .22 training rifle - 27" heavy barrel keeps the shots quiet and on target. The best $50 I've ever spent!

December 2, 2007, 02:59 AM
Hey Chuck R. got any more pictures of that thing? It looks really nice.

Chuck R.
December 2, 2007, 10:15 AM
Hey Chuck R. got any more pictures of that thing? It looks really nice.

I'm not exactly "photo gifted" but here's another picture of the stock:


This is Ballard's version of "presentation" grade walnut with hand checkering. I had this .22 built to replicate my silhouette rifle with a #1 barrel due to the smaller .22 diameter. The barrel is the same length at 30" so the sight radius and "barrel time" are about the same. At 100-200 yards, the trajectory and wind corrections are pretty similar to my match gun.


December 2, 2007, 10:17 AM
I have a stevens rolling block single shot. I honestly don't remember the model, it was my grandfather's

chester what model is that? it looks very similar

Ok, it's a stevens crack shot. Anyone know what the knurled nut on the bottom of the action is for?

Roswell 1847
December 2, 2007, 10:28 AM
My older Brother has a wallhanger Remington rolling block takedown model . Number 4 action I think.
Its bore is rusted out from the old corrosive .22 cartridges and it was used as a Hog killer for 50 years or so. Pretty ragged.
I've considered trying to rebuild it for him, but some previous owner had hammered down the front of the receiver to make the barrel tighter, its a mess.

Ok, it's a stevens crack shot. Anyone know what the knurled nut on the bottom of the action is for?

Thats the Takedown screw.

December 2, 2007, 12:36 PM

PAC 762
December 2, 2007, 07:04 PM
This spring I stopped by the local gun shop and while glancing at the used rack, I saw something I couldn't believe.... a price tag that said "$35". As the cheap@$$ I am, I could not turn down a $35 rifle and promptly purchase the JC Higgins .22 bolt action single shot.

I took it to the range just to see if it fired and it turned out to be a lot more fun than I anticipated. It's simplicity reminds me of being a kid with my first pellet gun. It is very relaxing to sit at the bench and plink away with. It now comes to the range with me every time I go.

December 12, 2007, 06:22 PM
Like so many my age, my first gun was a Winchester Model 67 that probably set my dad back under twenty dollars. Received it at age fourteen for Christmas in 1957. I've had a hundred or so firearms since then and still have quite a few but none so irreplaceable as that little Winchester .22. This post has inspired me to take it off the rack and renew an old acquaintance. Eventually, of course, it will go to one of my grandsons.

September 13, 2010, 09:47 PM
I think this thread deserves a revive....from he dead. (becasue I thought of making a singleshot thread club but found this)

the winchester 67a I own is at least 3x as old as I am and it can still outshoot me. heck, it may even outlast me even though I'm young.

hopefully I can get some pics but there isnt much to show on a no frills 1/4 moa rifle

September 13, 2010, 10:02 PM
Hand built German rolling block with octaganal barrel. Super accurate with .22 shorts



Ignition Override
September 13, 2010, 10:55 PM
My grandfather might have bought this Savage Model 3B in the late 1930s. What does the small encircled "18" behind/below the rear sight on the left side designate?

The bore is still pretty bright, despite being kept in an attic for many years.
Shooting it reduces some of the 'appetite' for more costly ammo, and it goes to the river as a 'first course' for the other rifles.

The Savage was leaning against a bush a week ago, and when a dumb raccoon started to climb the rifle with his sandy paws, I swatted the rude animal's head with my floppy cap.

September 13, 2010, 11:58 PM
I like my single shot .22's I have three...Rem. 510. a Savage mod 24...22/410 and a Savage mod 72.

I think its the best fun just slow plinking and poking fun at each other about that last missed shot.


September 14, 2010, 03:15 AM
IMHO everyone should learn the proper technique using a single shot 22 lr.
Mine's a 1969 Anschutz, bought it used for the price of a panful bacon and eggs.

September 14, 2010, 01:25 PM
my first and only single shot : Marlin 100G. its my go to squirrel and rabbit gun. still shoots 1/4 inch groups if i will do my part.

September 14, 2010, 01:26 PM
my first and only single shot : Marlin 100G. its my go to squirrel and rabbit gun. still shoots 1/4 inch groups if i will do my part. sees more action than my paper punching ruger 10/22.

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