Single-Shot 22 Rifle


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mister_wilburn
August 13, 2009, 11:58 AM
Which manufacturers currently produces an adult sized single shot 22 rifle.

I have seen many youth models, but they are too small.

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hardluk1
August 13, 2009, 12:36 PM
See if savage still does, check there web site.

Jim Watson
August 13, 2009, 12:37 PM
There was somebody making a reproduction Winchester 1902 but that is still a pretty dinky little rifle and not cheap.

The Savage 1G looks full size by proportions in the picture at:
http://www.savagearms.com/markig.htm

Frankly, I think a CZ452 with single shot adapter in the magazine well would be the best shooter unless you just MUST have a true single shot.

ArmedBear
August 13, 2009, 01:25 PM
The Little Sharps (drool): http://charlesdaly.com/cowboylg.asp

The Henry Acu-Bolt: http://henryrepeating.com/h007_acubolt.cfm

The H&R Sportster: http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/Rifles/sportster.asp

Thompson/Center Encore and ProHunter: http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/encoreRimfire.php

CZ (single-shot adapter for any CZ rimfire rifle): https://shop.cz-usa.com/SearchByCategory.aspx?CategoryCode=33

Uberti Replica: Winchester Low Wall: http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/2,332.html

ArmedBear
August 13, 2009, 01:31 PM
Or a 10/22. Some people think it's an autoloader, but mine was a frustrating spring-loaded single shot.:D

oneounceload
August 13, 2009, 01:43 PM
Anschutz, Remington (at least they used to), Marlin's 39A......

ArmedBear
August 13, 2009, 01:44 PM
My 39A holds 19 rounds. Don't know about yours...

peck1234
August 13, 2009, 01:46 PM
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/rimfire_rifles/model_five.asp

ArmedBear
August 13, 2009, 02:13 PM
Remington makes a 40X in rimfire, also.

This replica Rolling Block is available special order in .22: http://www.iar-arms.com/rolling.htm

mister_wilburn
August 13, 2009, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the info. I have taken a look at the offerings so far.

The Savage is quite appealing, and isn't too short. Right under 40". And the price is reasonable.

Otherwise I think the CZ would be the best choice.

No need for a semi-auto 22 right now.

ArmedBear
August 13, 2009, 03:37 PM
Wait...

Did you mean single-shot, or manual-action?

Manual action opens up a big list. Single shots are a lot more obscure.

For a manual-action .22LR rifle, I'd say the 39A is my hands-down overall favorite, taking everything into consideration.

JohnBT
August 13, 2009, 03:54 PM
In my neverending quest to get folks to spend too much money, how about a new or used Varner single shot .22?

www.varnerguns.com

CALL FOR PRICING!

Hunter Model:
Blued receiver, straight stock and forearm, barrel mounted peep or open rear sight, Marble gold bead front sight. POR

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Hunter Deluxe:
Same features as above with the exception of a color case hardened frame and lever. POR

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Professional Hunter:
Our classic hunter deluxe with a hand checkered, fancy, pistol grip, perch belly stock, with a blued steel crescent buttplate. The 24" barrel carries an extended forearm and a Marble gold bead front sight and is drilled and tapped for our scope base. The rear sight is a tang mounted peep sight, adjustable for windage and elevation. This rifle is similar in appearance to the Schuetzen model rifle pictured in our flyer. POR


http://www.varnerguns.com/images/action1.jpg

JohnBT
August 13, 2009, 03:59 PM
I thought Varner went out of business in the '80s after making about 500 rifles, but what do I know.

John

mister_wilburn
August 13, 2009, 05:24 PM
I would like a single shot rifle. If it proves too difficult/expensive to make that happen, I would like a manual action 22LR.

My preference otherwise would be a tube magazine like the 39 and my 336.

The 39A looks like a great gun. Not having fired one, I am curious about the accuracy. Although, every Marlin I have fired was more than sufficient in this respect. If it will hit a 12oz can at 50 yards, well, thats more than I would ask of it really.

ArmedBear
August 13, 2009, 05:28 PM
If it will hit a 12oz can at 50 yards, well, thats more than I would ask of it really.


It's not a 10/22! It will most certainly hit a 12 oz. can at 50 yards.:) Or a quarter.

oneounceload
August 13, 2009, 07:05 PM
My 39A, while VERY accurate, had issues with the firing pin - had to be replaced twice and still had problems always striking primers hard enough.....it eventually went away

If total accuracy is what you seek, the Anschutz or 40-X will do the job, but they aren't cheap

JFrame
August 13, 2009, 07:50 PM
I see that the T/C Encore got mentioned, but the venerable Contender merits being noted also...

:)

dispatch55126
August 14, 2009, 09:47 AM
IMO, it depends on what you are planning to do with the rifle. If you're looking to shoot targets or hunt, single shot or manual action work and work well. You'll get the crowd that says you cannot do any type of hunting without a rifle capable of holding 50+ rounds. Truth is, one bullet in the right place is all you need. Growing up, I shot so many chipmunks, red squirrels and gophers with a single shot .22 that I'd bury them with their tails sticking out of the ground so I wouldn't dig the old ones up.

If you're looking to teach a child about shooting, a single shot is the only way to go. Again, I'll have people argue this but a single shot has nothing but advantages when teaching the fundamentals of holding a rifle and aiming.

Get a Savage and enjoy.

CZguy
August 14, 2009, 10:24 AM
Frankly, I think a CZ452 with single shot adapter in the magazine well would be the best shooter unless you just MUST have a true single shot.

Plus one.............you beat me to it.

You have the added advantage of using a magazine should you (or someone else) desire to do so later on.

Or a 10/22. Some people think it's an autoloader, but mine was a frustrating spring-loaded single shot.

That got the coffee spraying out of my nostrils. :)

mister_wilburn
August 14, 2009, 12:03 PM
dispatch55126:

Well said. A quick reason I'd like to own a single shot. First off, my granddad kept a rifle similar to the Savage Mark 1g over his bed, but it was actually a Stevens. I put many boxes of ammo through that weapon and enjoyed it simplicity. Killed birds and squirrels well too.

This firearm will be for hunting small game at closer distances, target practice, and teaching others how to handle a rifle correctly. That said, the CZ is a very nice looking rifle. Never had the chance to fire one though. But I hear only good things about them.

Great, now I need two :)

mister_wilburn
August 14, 2009, 12:37 PM
Does that 1 round magazine adapter for the CZ 452 work with any of their other rimfire models?

Jim Watson
August 14, 2009, 12:43 PM
I won't say all, but most of the CZ .22s are really on the same action, differing only in barrel, stock, and sights, so the adapter should be pretty... adaptable.

CZguy
August 14, 2009, 01:16 PM
Great, now I need two

I feel your pain.

It gets even worse if you start looking around the CMP. (Garand fever)

http://www.odcmp.com/

Does that 1 round magazine adapter for the CZ 452 work with any of their other rimfire models?

Yes it works with all of them. It works with the BRNO series of rifles also.

Isaac's Grandpa
August 14, 2009, 07:21 PM
Look for an old Remington Model 41. Gunbroker had a couple of them. I have my dad's made back in 1937. I used to lay pop bottles on their side and shoot the bottoms out. I got paid $85 a summer to keep the gopher population in check at the cemetary across the road from the farm. Now with the trifocals I have the choice between front and rear sight clear or front sight and target clear. No go on all three but I don't want to drill and tap it for a scope.

351 WINCHESTER
August 14, 2009, 07:39 PM
Why not look for a good used .22, an older better built one?

mister_wilburn
August 14, 2009, 09:46 PM
Nothing wrong with a used rifle. I own two. Remington 870 and Stevens Model 94 (I think, barrel stamped 62) But for the price of a Remington 41 I could spend about 40 or 50 more dollars and have a brand new Savage. Unfortunately I live in the land of NO pawn shops. I mean none. If you want a used rifle you are limited to one store and they charge retail for used...strange if you ask me. I would have to drive maybe 6 hours more more to find a shop selling used rifles at a reasonable price.

Deltaboy
August 14, 2009, 10:15 PM
I see used ones about once a month at my gun shop that I haunt.

CZguy
August 14, 2009, 11:09 PM
Now with the trifocals I have the choice between front and rear sight clear or front sight and target clear. No go on all three but I don't want to drill and tap it for a scope.


Peep sights work well for my aging eyes. And I don't have to give up good handling like I would with a scope.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/CZpeepsight.jpg

tju1973
August 14, 2009, 11:26 PM
I have seen 1 shot mags that were homebuilt for Savage MK IIs-- I have several 10 rounders for mine, but I prefer the 5 shot ones...check over at Rimfire Central...

mister_wilburn
August 15, 2009, 12:43 AM
Walter Oakley: That gun looks very familar :) I have shot one like that quite a bit. Agree 100% about the small number of moving parts being an attribute.

After looking up dealer locations on the Savage website, I have come to the realization that there are none in my area. For a town with tens of thousands of people (probably more if you count both sides of the creek) I am disappointed that there are not more places around to find a good deal on a used rifle like the one of which y'all speak.

There is however a CZ dealership on one side of town and an Academy sports on the other. One stopped answering their phone a while back. Tomorrow will the be day to drive around and take a look at rifles. Hopefully some of these local shops will have something in stock to look at. Pictures are only so good.

Thanks for all the feedback!

murdoc rose
August 16, 2009, 05:43 AM
get an old 510 Remington there some of the best 22s ever made, as for whats been mentioned those low walls are really cool lol as are the rolling blocks however i bet you can get a target master for 100 bucks on gun broker

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=137093588

just me but id rather have this old thing than anything savage has to sell

tju1973 mentioned rimfire central there you can talk to some qualified experts on 22s


Walter Oakley I don't believe single shots where made for safety they where kids guns and cheap. cheap being the main factor here

berettashotgun
August 16, 2009, 05:48 AM
I only "issued" a single round to my boys, hence - every firearm they learned on was a "single-shot"

mgkdrgn
August 16, 2009, 09:52 AM
If you want a -real- Stevens Favorite or Crackshot, I'll have one of each on the "sale" board either later today or tomorrow.


In my neverending quest to get folks to spend too much money, how about a new or used Varner single shot .22?

www.varnerguns.com

CALL FOR PRICING!

Hunter Model:
Blued receiver, straight stock and forearm, barrel mounted peep or open rear sight, Marble gold bead front sight. POR

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Hunter Deluxe:
Same features as above with the exception of a color case hardened frame and lever. POR

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Professional Hunter:
Our classic hunter deluxe with a hand checkered, fancy, pistol grip, perch belly stock, with a blued steel crescent buttplate. The 24" barrel carries an extended forearm and a Marble gold bead front sight and is drilled and tapped for our scope base. The rear sight is a tang mounted peep sight, adjustable for windage and elevation. This rifle is similar in appearance to the Schuetzen model rifle pictured in our flyer. POR


http://www.varnerguns.com/images/action1.jpg

PT1911
August 16, 2009, 09:55 AM
I have good luck out of my kimber 82 gov.

can be had at a good price and capable of some crazy accuracy.

CZguy
August 16, 2009, 08:44 PM
Wow that's a bummer on the pawn shops. In my area they mostly charge too much for guns anyway. It's gun shops that have decent deals from time to time. Not the big chain variety but the mom and pop stores.

The pawn shops around here put very high price tags on their guns, but sometimes if you make a cash offer he will look at his books and see if he can make money. If he can then he will let it go at that price. I've gotten some very good deals that way......................I've been told no a lot too. :D

jcjacobvt
August 16, 2009, 08:56 PM
Stevens Favorite 30G single shot New production item. In the $300. price range.

also available is a takedown version of the same.

See your local FFL.

http://www.rsrgroup.com/pimages/SV72100_1.jpg

mister_wilburn
August 18, 2009, 07:19 PM
I went by the local shops today. Lots of 10/22's, and not much else. One guy said he would order the Savage Mark I-G, or the Mark 1-FVT...for retail prices.

Walmart on the other hand, has the Mark 1-G in their catalog for 180, which doesn't seem like a bad price, but I could get other 22's for not much more money.

I just dont see almost 400 dollars for the Mk 1 FVT. The 1-G might be in my future.

Unfortunately I like the 10/22 the best out of the auto (rifles) I have shot. It didn't make me want one though.

The search continues...

mister_wilburn
August 18, 2009, 08:38 PM
I agree about Marlin. Actually, their customer service has won me over in the past 2 weeks, but that's another story.

The 915 would be perfect, if they would make a full sized model. Seems that the only one you can get is the youth, and its only 33 and a bit inches long. A bit short for my liking.

Anyone know if they used to make one like that? Single shot marlin bolt action? Like the 915??

mister_wilburn
August 31, 2009, 07:59 PM
I had a chance to shoulder a Savage Mark I GY, youth model, today. It is only an inch or so shorter length of pull, and a few inches over all shorter.

The wooden stock gave me some reservations until I actually held it. Not a fancy or expensive stock, but well made.

It was used though, and for 175 it seemed a bit too much.

The Savage Mark I G, regular length, is available from 3 places in town. But only two have any in stock. It means paying right at $50 dollars more than the big box store down the road....but, that big box store doesn't have any in stock right now.

My intitial estimates are about 244 out of the door. Does that sound like a good deal? I could save myself 6 or 7 dollars, but have to wait twice and long and deal with an individual FFL.

Deltaboy
August 31, 2009, 08:03 PM
There are lots of good used single shots out there for under 150 dollars.

mister_wilburn
August 31, 2009, 08:10 PM
Not here. I would have to either drive to NM (not sure about legality of buying a firearm in NM with intent on bringing it back to TX, which is my state of residence), or drive no less than 5 or 6 hours in Texas one way to maybe find a store that had any used 22lr rifles for sale. None of the stores in my town have any. I have checked twice in the past week. Strange place...

Lovesbeer99
August 31, 2009, 08:17 PM
I give up. What's the difference between a single shot and a manual action?

Also, I second the used gun market approach. I have a marlin 100 I bought for 50 dollars in great condition. You can go to gunbroker and they have a section dedicated to single shot rifles. Just do a search for .22.

Good luck.

mister_wilburn
August 31, 2009, 08:34 PM
Perhaps I am using the wrong terminology. I am going to purchase, and want, a bolt action rifle that is only capable of taking one round at a time. No tubular fed or magazine fed capabilities. A manual action as I understand it means that you have to manually remove the empty shell from the weapon after each firing by means of some device. Either a bolt, or a lever or a button.

I have also researched a bit on gunbroker. But the idea of purchasing a rifle from someone, somewhere, that I am not going to see until I receive it. Well that isn't exactly comforting. Now if I were able to conviently drive to a shop that sold used rifles in the price range of 1-150 dollars, I would gladly do so. But I live in El Paso, and I can't seem to find any here. If I drive east into Texas on a major highway, it would take no less than 250 miles one way to reach a town with a decent selection of firearms worth the drive.

22-rimfire
August 31, 2009, 09:34 PM
I personally would look for an old Remington single shot rifle. They're inexpensive unless your talking about their specialized target models that were single shot.

CZguy
September 1, 2009, 01:05 AM
I personally would look for an old Remington single shot rifle. They're inexpensive unless your talking about their specialized target models that were single shot.

Excellent advice. Plus one.

Now if I were able to conviently drive to a shop that sold used rifles in the price range of 1-150 dollars, I would gladly do so. But I live in El Paso, and I can't seem to find any here. If I drive east into Texas on a major highway, it would take no less than 250 miles one way to reach a town with a decent selection of firearms worth the drive.

You might want to try looking in pawn shops. As I recall the "third heard" is based in El Paso, so you probably have several pawn shops. Remember the price on the tag is just their asking price. They will usually let it go for much less if you can deal in cash.

Lovesbeer99
September 1, 2009, 07:25 AM
Pawnshops are a great idea. You can get some good deals.

Also, I have an old mossberg single shot with a heavy target barrel and MC stock. Sweet gun and I've seen them for about 200.00 (It was a target model so it's more expensive) Still way worth it though. It shoots everything well, but match ammo is terrific.

Geno
September 1, 2009, 07:45 AM
T/C Arms manufactures the Contender, and the Encore.

Savage also manufactures a single-shot, bolt-action.

higene
September 2, 2009, 07:45 PM
Stevens Favorite

Nice looking

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=103869&d=1250937063

Accurate

Instant Heirloom

mister_wilburn
September 2, 2009, 10:19 PM
I will pick up the Savage Mark I-G single shot 22 tomorrow afternoon. It was ordered yesterday from the only store in town that had one available.

I appreciate the suggestions. That rifle is what I was wanting, and I am looking forward to taking it out for a test run tomorrow.

Almost picked up a remington model 5, but the magazine didn't suit me very well. It was a nice rifle otherwise.

After about two weeks of searching, there are officially no used single shot rifles for sale in town.

mister_wilburn
September 3, 2009, 10:38 AM
El Paso isn't too small. 750,000 people. Give or take. And that is just on this side of the border, there are about a million on the other side. There are about 4 gun stores, none of which have many (maybe a handful between them) used long rifles. Pistols, maybe more. I have called and been by most of the pawn shops. When asking if they carry or have any firearms in the store, the response I get seems like I asked if they abused puppies there. "NO, oh no, not here, not this store."

Frustrating, but I did find one place that would order what I wanted. I am ready to put some holes in some tin cans from 50 meters!!!

Any other town I have stayed in, some as small as a few thousand, had a plethora of used firearms for decent prices. Its just the added cost when you consider driving somewhere else, because it is so far from anywhere. Just makes more sense to buy new.

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