Who here has a single shot bolt action 22?


January 23, 2008, 11:25 PM
I see tons of threads about the CZ452,10/22,and Marlin model 39 but nobody seems to have any love for the old single shot bolties. In my opinion they are just as much an American classic as the 1911 and the Model 94. Think of how many people have been tought how to shoot and supplied their family with food with one. I have a little Chickmunk that my mom bought me when I was 6 months old. Its a really fine gun for what it was designed for and I still shoot it today at the age of 21. I just have to shoot it when no one is around or people start to make fun of me. And back in November I was given a JCHiggins model 41 (really a Marlin 101) that my long ago deceased grandfather bought at Sears & Roebuck back in the late 50s or early 60s. The poor thing was kept in a lawnmower shed for the majority of it life and wont extract or eject but has out shot my Marlin 39A every time I put the two up against each other. They don't look and sound like it, but they are really fun to shoot.

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Il Duca
January 23, 2008, 11:35 PM
I've got a few. A Mossberg 25A being my favorite.

January 24, 2008, 12:22 AM
I like the H&R brake action 22lr and 22mag for light weight carry pieces. Simple and accurate.

January 24, 2008, 12:29 AM
I have a Savage Stevens Mod. "C" Whippet. Simple, light and very accurate. It has become my favorite Squirrel gun.

January 24, 2008, 12:34 AM
just my remington 40x...

January 24, 2008, 02:02 AM
Mine's a Remington 510. It originally belonged to my grandfather, and it's the gun that I learned to shoot with.

January 24, 2008, 02:04 AM
henry does.

January 24, 2008, 08:27 AM
I have the Remington 40X, the Winchester 52D, the Kimber 82G, and the H&R M12.

January 24, 2008, 08:44 AM
I've got an old Stevens that I got in a package deal with a Colt 1911A1 I really wanted real bad. Co-worker sold me all of his guns and two that were his Dad's. his Dad carried the Colt in Post war Germany as an MP.
Now another co-worker wants me to GIVE him the Stevens for his son to use. Fat Chance!!

January 24, 2008, 08:50 AM
I have an old Stevens that was my fathers.

Bud Tugly
January 24, 2008, 10:00 AM
I've got a Western Auto .22 bolt action single-shot that I bought nearly 50 years ago. Still in perfct shape and shoots well, but it doesn't get used much any more.

January 24, 2008, 10:34 AM
I've got a well used well taken care of Winchester that has my Grandma's initials carved it the stock.

January 24, 2008, 10:39 AM
I have a Springfield model 15, circa 1920 or so. Tiny stock, but it shoots well. the Firing pin broke a dozen years ago, but I managed to find a replacement at a gun show.

January 24, 2008, 11:13 AM
I also have a Steven's Springfield model 15 that used to belong to my grandfather. It has a Winchester 99 Thumb Trigger model as a companion and in a few weeks I will add a Winchester 60A to the group.

January 24, 2008, 11:16 AM
Stevens model 3

January 24, 2008, 11:19 AM
I have the Revelation ( Western Auto) version of the Mossberg 320. Well, that is I had it. I gave it to my nephew to get started on firearms.


January 24, 2008, 11:21 AM
I have an old Steven's Springfield 52-A that belonged to my grandfather. The mechanism is somewhat fidgety (extraction and cocking are somewhat hit and miss), but the rifle is an absolute tack driver.


January 24, 2008, 11:26 AM
I have my grandfather's .22 complete with home-made brass front sight he installed. Shoots well, extraction is hit or miss.

January 24, 2008, 11:41 AM
I have several, including my Dad's old Winchester Model 60A.

oklahoma caveman
January 24, 2008, 02:35 PM
Mine's a Remington 510. It originally belonged to my grandfather, and it's the gun that I learned to shoot with

same here. an old targetmaster. thing must have a 30in barrel lol but itl outshoot any other iv ever put it up against. also have an m6 scout thats a 22 singleshot/410

January 24, 2008, 03:58 PM
Now another co-worker wants me to GIVE him the Stevens for his son to use.

Get a different job. :D

January 24, 2008, 04:00 PM
H&R M12 owner here. That thing is spooky accurate...even with Federal plinker ammo.

My father-in-law has his childhood Springfield Arms 52B in my gunsafe.

Brian Williams
January 24, 2008, 04:04 PM
Stevens Little Scout 14 1/2, I would love to rebuild it and be able to shoot it.

January 24, 2008, 04:10 PM
I have a Remington Model 33 that was my granddad's, then my dad's. It has killed more woodpeckers than I could count. The elevator for the rear sight is long gone, but even with the sight sitting flush on the barrel, it will still shoot a group you can cover with a quarter at 25yds. Great gun.

Remington Model 33 (http://www.remington.com/library/history/firearm_models/rimfire/model_33.asp)

El Tejon
January 24, 2008, 04:17 PM
Several, but I have a Winchester 1903 that belonged to my late maternal grandfather that is very special to me.:)

January 24, 2008, 05:06 PM
H&R M12 owner here. That thing is spooky accurate...even with Federal plinker ammo.

what nbkky71 said... with the viani scope mount and a bushnell 4200 it's a total tackdriver... I shot a wasp at 50 yards that landed on my target.

January 24, 2008, 05:09 PM
I have a very nice Remington model 41 Target Master, still one of my favorites to pull out of the safe and plink with.

January 24, 2008, 05:39 PM
The elevator for the rear sight is long gone,

$2.95 at Numrich. :cool:


January 24, 2008, 05:50 PM
Dad gave me a Remington 33 in 1960 he had bought in the 30's and we own at least a couple of other single shot 22's.

January 24, 2008, 06:01 PM
I've got an old Stevens Model 15-A that was made by Savage. Good little gun. Best part is it was free.


January 24, 2008, 08:34 PM
I have an old remington 514 that I grew up with and inherited from my father. Shot more than My fair of snakes with it. Very accurate. From what I understand those rifles were targeted by the company to less than very well to do families like the one my father came up in, (share cropper). I restocked it for him one christmas when I was seventeen. I passed it along to my son.
Got a long barrel and Ideal for shooting those subsonic rounds with.:neener:

January 24, 2008, 09:03 PM
A Remington 514 here, too. What a great little rifle! Throw some match-grade ammo in there, and you can literally strike matches at 25 yards all day. It groups well under 1.25in at 50 yards.
And the really great thing is that you can take a flowerpot, set it 5 feet to the right and 2 feet behind you, and collect your brass with no effort at all!

January 24, 2008, 09:26 PM
Kimber Md. 82, H&R M12, Remington M540XR, Polish Trainer, to start. First 3 will group 5/16" at 50 yds on a good day.

January 24, 2008, 09:45 PM
I have a very nice Remington model 41 Target Master, still one of my favorites to pull out of the safe and plink with.

Quigley, me too. great rifle, I shoot it more than any other rifle I have. Came from my grandfather to me, but Dad grew up shooting it and many others. My uncle's got the rest. What year was yours made? Mine was 1937, IIRC.

January 24, 2008, 11:55 PM
I've got an old Revalation (Western Auto) that my grandfather bought for my Uncle 40+ years ago. I recently fitted a Simmons 22 Mag scope on it and a set of swing studs. Shoots really well with the Federal 550 round boxes.

January 25, 2008, 10:09 AM
Winchester 67A (aka the 'Steer Slayer' (rescued from a slaughter house))

January 25, 2008, 11:16 AM
Savage Stevens model 73

January 25, 2008, 11:27 AM
I have a single-shot bolt action .22lr. No marks of any kind. I'm not sure if it was homemade or factory produced, but it groups quite well. Oddly, it's a beast of a gun with a 32" long barrel! I'm still not sure who would do that, or why.

January 25, 2008, 11:41 AM
Russian Tula Arms TOZ-12 with receiver sights heavy barrel and big flat bottom target stock

January 25, 2008, 12:00 PM
My first rifle was a Marlin "auto-safe" 22 single shot. I got the marksmanship merit badge with that rifle.

I gave it to my son when he was old enough. He still has it.

I bought a Anchuts (sp?) 22 kids gun to teach my grand kids. It's a bolt and has 5 or 10 rounds mags. The mags are now worth more than the gun!!

January 25, 2008, 12:39 PM
Now another co-worker wants me to GIVE him the Stevens for his son to use.

Get a different job.

Are you nuts! And give up a job that I can surf THR on all day!! OK, almost all day. Easier to git rid of said employee. But he is a shooting/hunting buddy.....

January 25, 2008, 12:49 PM
Got a Winchester mod. 67 and what a shooter!

Essex County
January 25, 2008, 01:30 PM
I suspect a lot of old timers have more than a few in a back closet. I did an inventory yesterday and came up with eleven ranging from an 02 Winchester to a hardwood stocked Remington with a Nikon scope. Don't shoot them often enough. I absolutely dote on old Mossbergs. All deserve more range time. Shades of times long past. Remember, when they were purchased new they made someone very happy........Essex

January 25, 2008, 01:35 PM
I have an old Rem. 510 P. Used to be really accurate. About 40 years ago I lost part of the peep sight so had it drilled and tapped for an old Weaver side mount. Shot a many of turtle in the river with it. It would shoot inside and inch at 100 yards with no wind and 2 inches the rest of the time.
Had it drilled for regular Weaver top mounts about 10 years ago and installed a antique Weaver K-6. Doesn't shoot so good any more. 10,000 rounds thru it would be really conservative. My 3 kids shot it and several friend's kids shot it. It is flat worn out. Maybe I can re-barrel it and try to find someone to give it to for the next 60 years.
Oh, and the most amazing thing about my old Remington, my brother-in-law gave it to me about 1950. The only nice thing the A__hole ever did.

January 25, 2008, 07:59 PM
I have a Mossberg 340 that I converted to single-shot with a loading ramp from a 320. It had a finicky mag and was having trouble finding a replacement at a decent price, so I converted it. So now I essentially have a 320 with a big hole in it...

January 25, 2008, 08:20 PM
I don't have one, but I know one I'd like to have and that's an Ithaca 49, lever action single shot. I've got it's cousin the M-66 "Supersingle" 20 ga shotgun, and I'd just like to have the 22 to go with it. Just never seen the gun when I had the money.

Ok, it's not a bolt action. Sorry 'bout that.

January 25, 2008, 08:35 PM
Careful....once you start buying old walnut and steel single shot rifles its hard to stop!!!! I've got;
Winchester model 1902
Winchester model 1904
Winchester model 67
Remington model 6
Remington model 33 x2
Remington model 41A
Remington model 41P
Remington model 510
Mossberg model B
Mossberg model 320K
Stevens model 26 crackshot
Cruso model CB

Always on the look out for an old 22 thats looking for a new home....:D

January 25, 2008, 08:44 PM
I don't have one, but my Dad does, it's the one I learned to shoot with. :)

January 25, 2008, 08:51 PM
Thanks and keep them coming. Show a few pics if you have them.

I don't have one, but I know one I'd like to have and that's an Ithaca 49, lever action single shot

My dad gave one of those to my sister and was a fine shooting .22. Good luck in finding one.

January 25, 2008, 08:51 PM
The only single shot 22lr I have is a Daisy model 8. I bought it in the late 80's and only fired it a few times.

This will become my daughter's first gun.

January 25, 2008, 09:07 PM
I have a colt 22 lr. Very accurate.

January 26, 2008, 01:00 AM
Right after Pearl Harbor, my aunt (father's sister, then age 21) decided she had better learn to shoot. So she bought a Savage 3 C single shot bolt action, and joined the NRA.

She joined the Red Cross, and served in Italy where she was picked up by the Partsans while driving a captured Kuebelwagen and wearing her feldgrau Red Cross uniform- looks very German. All she could do was babble "No Tedeschi!" while offering them coffee and donuts.

That Savage 3C passed in turn to my older brothers, then to me. I still remember the first time my father took me out shooting tin cans with it. Sadly, I no longer have it: it was stolen years ago.

B.D. Turner
January 26, 2008, 09:38 AM
I have an old Remington TargetMaster that will shoot rings around the semi autos made today.

B.D. Turner
January 26, 2008, 09:41 AM
Packman, How do you get the year of production for a Remington Target Master mine has no ser. number??

January 26, 2008, 10:33 AM
I have an old Remington TargetMaster that will shoot rings around the semi autos made today.

I grew up shooting a Remington Target Master, I think it was a model 52. And that sure brings back fond memories. I agree about the accuracy.

The old .22s were not required to have serial numbers.

January 26, 2008, 10:35 AM
I have a old winchester model 68, my great grandfather found it during the great depression.

January 26, 2008, 10:48 AM
Rem 33 for me.

Grandfather - Father - Me.

You could fill a warehouse with the rabbits that rifle has put down. It was my first rifle when I was a boy , every cent I had went for .22 shells.

Probably worth $20 , but it's the most valuable rifle I own.

January 26, 2008, 11:32 AM
I have an old Walther sport model that I love.I bought it off Auction Arms and a couple of bubba's had there way with it so it was cheap!Barrel was cut down unevenly but at least they left enough to square it up,once trued up and crowned it became the best shooter I have.Stock is the next project,it was cut down to kid size and then a shotgun butt pad was added.They floated the barrel with a 4 inch grinder by the looks.Who ever drilled it for scope mounts must have done it with a hand drill by eye between there knees but a Bushnell 4-12x50 has just enough adjustment to cover that. It is one of the sadist looking guns I have ever seen but love it!

Tony Gable
January 27, 2008, 02:56 AM
I have a Remington model 514 single shot rifle. I used to shoot pennies off a wood pile at about 35 yards with it. Couldn't tell you how many hundreds of magpies and jack rabbits I shot with it when I was a kid. Deadly accurate. I still take it out once in a while. Real fun to shoot.


January 27, 2008, 02:58 AM
savage model 3 here

1911 guy
January 27, 2008, 08:14 AM
My uncle Steve was killed when I was two years old. Several years later (and many years ago) I was given it by by Grandpa. Remington 580, I was able to pick up a forty year old Weaver scope with integral mount, "period correct", I guess you'd say.

January 27, 2008, 08:52 AM
I have a colt 22 lr. Very accurate.

I also have an old Colt single shot. It's 22 mag though. Shot a lot of woodchucks with that :)

January 27, 2008, 12:42 PM
"Packman, How do you get the year of production for a Remington Target Master mine has no ser. number??"

If you are talking about the model 41 Target Master, the serial number is stamped in the bottom of the barrel just forward of the front of the stock. Also there are several letters stamped in the left side of the barrel about an inch and a half forward of the loading port, these are the 'barrel code'. Go to the Remington website and look up the barrel code in the chart.

The Remington 41 is all one piece, barrel and receiver, very rigid, makes it real hard to adjust head space though.


January 27, 2008, 02:48 PM
Remington manufacture date barrel code,


January 27, 2008, 05:02 PM
Christmas 1957. Age fourteen. Received a Winchester Model 67 from my parents. Still ranks as the best present I've ever gotten. You better believe I still have it! Some Christmas in the not too distant future, a lucky grandson will be getting a Winchester .22 for Christmas. I only have one so the less lucky grandson will have to settle for my Marlin 39. :)

January 27, 2008, 06:04 PM
Mossberg model 320B (boy scout model) Sets the safety each time you cycle the bolt to extract the spent cartridge. Brilliant !

January 27, 2008, 09:07 PM
Daisy Legacy 2201. Don't see many of these any more.

January 28, 2008, 01:17 AM
Even better, 6mm Flobert! :D

On semi-permanent loan from my friend, though maybe I'll offer to buy it outright from him or seek out my own:


January 29, 2008, 12:42 AM
A Winchester Model 67A and a Winchester single shot semi auto that
I don't recall the model (Maybe 65). Loads though a spring loaded grooved
drop (looks like the loading gate on lever action, but this is on the top of
the recevier. Load a 22 through it into the chamber. A side knob at the
upper right side cocks the action. When fired, the empty case drops out
the bottom, cocks the action. Load another round and squeeze the trigger.
Neat annd fast operation once you get the hang of it. Didn't make it too
many years, and I have only seen one other besides my own:)

January 29, 2008, 09:31 AM
.22 Chipmunk. First gun. Sit's in my safe for the day I get to pass it down

January 29, 2008, 02:08 PM
I've owned about a dozen over the years. The one I cherish is the Winchester M-60 that belonged to my father and which he taught my brother and I to shoot and hunt with.

Presently, I also own a Chipmunk, a Springfield M-6, and a Savage Cub. The Chipmunk is a replacement for the one I gave my niece and her husband to teach their daughters with. The Savage does like duty teaching young'uns the basics.

Sleeping Dog
January 29, 2008, 02:15 PM
Winchester 52D, Remington 40X

Both from CMP, North Store.

Super shooters, but a little heavy to lug around.

January 30, 2008, 11:41 AM
I have my Grandpa's first gun, a Stevens 15A. It means a lot to me!

January 30, 2008, 01:21 PM
Anschutz 1450, Made in West-Germany, Very accurate 22LR rifle.

January 30, 2008, 04:17 PM
Another Remington 514 here. Got mine for Christmas in 1953. I was 11, Spent many happy hours wandering the Southern Idaho desert with that gun. Now my grandson shows just how accurate that little rifle can be. Wish I had several of them, since who gets it when I go is a dilemma.

January 31, 2008, 01:24 AM
Dick Tylock: I believe your "auto-singleshot" is a model 55.

January 31, 2008, 01:31 AM
I learned how to shoot with a Marlin 15YN. At the present I own a Rossi Matched Pair, which comes with a .22LR barrel./ Not a bolt action, but a single shot none the less.

January 31, 2008, 07:36 AM
My first rifle was a Winchester lever-action, but later on I picked up a nice pre-war Mauser ES340B single shot which turned out to be a very fine rifle. It's a full sized rifle with fantastic sights and very accurate. Also have a couple of the H&R M12's from CMP which are great target rifles. I think the most unique single shot, although not a bolt gun, is my Ithaca Model 49 lever-action that uses a falling block style action worked by the lever, and has to have the hammer manualy cocked after chambering a round which makes it quite safe for beginners. Here's a pic of the 49.

February 1, 2008, 06:39 PM
Sears & Roebuck here.

Mike 56
February 2, 2008, 02:06 AM
1952 Polish WZ48 Mosin Nagint trainer it is an eight pound tack driver.


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