Obscure "Ranger" .22LR rifle (Pics)


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spartan5811
December 28, 2012, 06:39 PM
Looking for some more information on an old .22 rifle I got for Christmas from a relative as a project gun for gunsmithing school. The only identifying feature I can find on it is that it says "Ranger .22 Cal S-L-LR" on the barrel. Google turns up nothing since there's not much to go on.

No manufacture marks, nothing that I can see since the gun is in pretty bad shape with rust, patina and pitting on the barrel and receiver. I'm thinking it's a Sears gun or something of the sort.

No serials on it which leads me to believe it was manufactured before the 1968 Gun Control Act so that makes this thing at least 44-45 years old. The double claw extractors are weird, especially for a .22 rifle.

http://i.imgur.com/oCfzwh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/arhOSh.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/SOprxh.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/8nOpVh.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/7F5wxh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LQxPNh.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/V0kVsh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/eD6oxh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aXgQSh.jpg

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Chevelle SS
December 28, 2012, 07:42 PM
I think it is a rifle sold by Sears. I know some of their SXS shotguns were sold under the name Ranger.

GCBurner
December 28, 2012, 10:10 PM
I think Winchester and Savage/Stevens sold store-branded rifles under the Ranger name. There are so many variations, it's hard to pick one out, but I think the Numrich gun parts catalog has a cross-reference in the back to identify the original makers of branded guns from Sears, Wards, Western Auto, and others.

spartan5811
December 28, 2012, 10:28 PM
Any links you can send my way?

tecrench
December 28, 2012, 10:39 PM
Just looking in the Old Sears catalogs. The JC Higgins bolt looks close. I shot a bolt action like that back in the 70's

http://www.wishbookweb.com/

spartan5811
December 28, 2012, 11:34 PM
Everything I can find is similar but none of them are tube fed like this little oddity.

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