Not bad for a 40+ year old!


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gb6491
September 5, 2008, 05:14 PM
I learned to shoot with a single shot, 22 cal. rimfire rifle (Stevens Crackshot) and the first gun I could call my own was another 22 single shot rifle (Springfield model 15). I guess I have a soft spot for them; there's something about the ritual/rhythm of them that appeals to me. This one showed up at a local gun shop and I immediately liked the lines of it:)
It's a Sears Model 1. Which I believe is a Sears badged Winchester Model 121 (standard version). From what I can find on the internet the 121 was produced from 1967 to 1973. Mine has no serial number so production would be previous to 1968. I haven't shot it much, but from the little I have the sights are right on at 20 yds. using 22 shorts. Something I found interesting is that it has a front locking lug.
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http://i37.tinypic.com/4zyezo.jpg
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http://i35.tinypic.com/25gfcyd.jpg

Regards,
Greg

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22-rimfire
September 5, 2008, 05:31 PM
Hope you enjoy the rifle. It looks like it's in great shape.

FMJMIKE
September 5, 2008, 11:00 PM
Looks like a great rifle.
:D

KiltedClaymore
September 5, 2008, 11:27 PM
nice gun! i've always been partial to the older .22s. most likely because my first gun was a Remington121 made waaaay back in the late 1930's (dont quote me on that exact decade, it may have been the 1940s). imma want pictures of your targets when/if you take her out.

Hardtarget
September 6, 2008, 12:43 AM
I also started with the .22 single shot. the pics of your new/old rifle looked very nice. You lucked up on a good addition to your safe.

I have three single shots now. I'm afraid my grandson will want the semi auto instead! :D

Mark.

rangerruck
September 6, 2008, 03:55 AM
man, though I am not enamoured of single shots, it is no wonder that dudes collect the hell out of old 22's, there are more makes, models, versions, different versions and types of the way the look , size, wood, everything, and they are all so damn beautiful. Makes me want one real bad...

rangerruck
September 6, 2008, 03:56 AM
... I mean, jus look at the extractor on that thing, looks like it has no wear at all.

YodaVader
September 6, 2008, 07:01 AM
Something I found interesting is that it has a front locking lug.


Yeah I did not realize there were any 22lr rifles made that way! Some excellent pics , looks like a new rifle! Thanks for sharing!

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 6, 2008, 11:18 AM
Looks nice. I love old .22s with STEEL receivers. They usually shoot very well.

gb6491
September 8, 2008, 01:13 PM
Thanks all!:) I'll post a range report when I get a chance to shoot it some.
Regards,
Greg

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