pump action .22s?


May 3, 2004, 01:30 PM
i've been looking around a bit online... so far my list of 22lr pump action rifles still being made consists of taurus model 62 ( http://www.taurususa.com/products/gunselector-results.cfm?series=PA3 ) and henry h003 ( http://www.henryrepeating.com/pumpaction.cfm ). is there anything else out there i should be looking at?

i'm sure there are some quite interesting used models out there (the winchester gallery guns and such), but my instinct is that i'm probably not qualified to judge a used firearm quite yet. i could be convinced otherwise...

what are your thoughts on the aforementioned rifles? i've seen some negative comments about quality wrt henry levers, and the same about some taurus handguns... but i have no idea if either pertain to pumps.

oh yeah: intended use would be exterminating paper targets wherever they may be found.

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May 3, 2004, 02:22 PM
Remington still makes their's

Uncle Alvah
May 3, 2004, 02:29 PM
Remingtons site claims they have the only 22 pump made in America. Guess they don't figure Henry counts.......

May 3, 2004, 02:33 PM
ok, thanks for adding that one to the list... http://www.remington.com/firearms/rimfire/572.htm

of course, it's a clean 1/3 more than the other two :/

i'm going to have to see if i can find some of these in stock somewhere and see how they fit me...

Uncle Alvah
May 3, 2004, 02:42 PM
Althoug I've never shot one, nor do I know anybody who owns one, I do like the looks and feel of the Henry. I've pretty much given up on Remingtons of any type. And I bought a Taurus handgun, which will likely be my last Taurus of any kind.

May 3, 2004, 03:47 PM
The Remigton Fieldmaster is nice in that it is an adult sized rifle.
I have it's near twin, the semiauto Speedmaster and like it very much-


May 4, 2004, 01:39 AM
my very favorite pump action .22lr has to be the one from browning...no i don't have it, bought a handgun instead.

it was claimed to have the shortest stroke of any pumpaction made. it had the clean lines of the browning bar semi CF rifle...but with a tubular mag.

haven't seen one in years :(

May 4, 2004, 06:48 AM
Rem. Model 12C, made about 1936. Slim lines but full-size, octagon barrel. They are still out there; I see one at gun shops and shows often. It's a great squirrel gun and real pretty.

May 4, 2004, 09:24 AM
I have the stainless Taurus 62A carbine (shortbarrel) in .22 LR. Approximately 1,500 rounds through it now. For the short sight radius, it's more than accurate enough for killing paper nazis and commies and Osamas. Fun to shoot, no feeding problems unless you try to feed it something other than .22 LR (second-time-shooting friend tried to feed it .22 Short since he didn't know the difference, but that was easily fixed).

It's handy, good for walking in the woods, very good balance. Mounts to your shoulder like a shotgun. Well worth the cost, and I would buy another one. :)

May 5, 2004, 03:54 AM
I bought my dad a Rossi a few years ago that is a clone of the old Winchester design, and is nearly identical to the one Taurus produces (Taurus has a safety)

It has an interesting burgundy colored reciever which is a large part of the reason I bought it.


May 5, 2004, 01:41 PM
I have two of the pre-Taurus Rossi's. Both are the heavy favorites with my wife and nephews/nieces when we go plinking. Many, many rounds through them, and nothing's broken nor worn-out. Just keep getting slicker with use.

Don't have a Henry, but I did own one of the Erma Werke-made predecessors. Worked fine, as I recall. Just never got as fond of it as the Rossi's.

The Remington is nice, and will use S, L or LRs, IIRC. Pricey, but very nicely made and finished.

Browning BPR is slick and good-looking, like most of their stuff. Fairly rare, and used ones in nice shape are getting some collector interest, which makes them fairly expensive as a rule.

Don't think that you could go very far wrong with any of them. IMO, the best value would be a nice used Rossi, if you run across one. Has all of the virtues that made its Winchester "granpaw" the standard choice of shooting galleries for decades, and costs less than a third of a decent Winchester 62.

May 5, 2004, 05:36 PM
My favorite .22 is still the Winchester Model 62 take-down slide action that I recently reluctantly gave to my son so he wouldn't cry (he's 44 yo).

This little rifle has the exposed hammer, a screw on the left side for take-down and a nearly full-length magazine under the barrel.

The one thing I have always been concerned with on this rifle is emptying the magazine and shell carrier when I want to clear the rifle of cartridges. I have learned through experience to cycle the action multiple times to make certain no cartridges are inadvertently left in the gun.

I'm certain this model is no longer made by Winchester, but I believe clones have been made and marketed.

May 6, 2004, 03:25 AM
cdbeaver, that clone is the very Taurus/Rossi 62 spoken of above.;)

Had one, and have kept the Henry instead. It's a more 'adult' sized rifle, and is capable of easily mounting a scope with traditional tip-off rings. I also feel the manual of arms is much safer, particularly for tyros.

May 6, 2004, 04:41 AM
My Remington has a roommate named Oleg... Or does Oleg have a remate named Remington??:uhoh: :scrutiny:

So if you are in TN, and happen to swing by Oleg's place, you are more than welcome to try my rifle out. It's like a mini 12 gauge shotgun that's fun to shoot, no recoil, and light on the pocket as well. Accurate...

May 6, 2004, 10:52 AM
I have the pump remington as well

nice 22. I got it when I was about 11 or so. I finally after coming home and getting back into guns, field stripped it and cleaned out her inner workings.

poor baby was so dirty and dry :(

June 6, 2004, 08:46 PM
I have the M62 carbine that Taurus makes. Wicked accurate if you benchrest it and the tang site mounted to the rear of the hammer makes those 25yds tight groups easier to pull off. Clean lines, no scope and one can feed just about any 22lr through it without worries on jamming. This little piece coupled with Paco Kelly's (no relation of mine) little 22lr evil-bullet morphing thingy would be just the ticket to get any game for fun or social situations. Great beater!


June 8, 2004, 04:25 PM
I have an older Rem 572 BDL (Older being like mid 80's vintage) It has the glossy stock and nice blueing, never had a malfuntion that wasn't my fault, and chews 10 rings all day long.
Remington reservations aside, it's a very nice rifle. I'd like to believe you get what you pay for... brazilian gun? Go right ahead, they probably make a decent product, but not for me... Henry?? I handles my father-in-law's Henry and it was a rattlin heap of crap-o-la. Shot like crap-o-la, and jammed every 3rd or 4th cycle.:cuss:

June 8, 2004, 05:21 PM
I've had the Taurus 62 rifle for only a few weeks now. I like the way it balances with the long barrel and I've found it to be accurate within minute of tin can. It seems quality built throughout. I also looked at the Henry pump but it seemed cheaply made to me.

June 8, 2004, 08:31 PM
Model 62 .22 short 'gallery gun' , the real thing for real fun. My 1890 Win octagon takedown made around 1913 is in .22wrf, a mighty sweet whacker of a cartridge and the 1922 Colt Police positive target in .22WRF goes with it on quiet woods walks to my secret frog pond:D :D :D

June 8, 2004, 10:04 PM
I have 2 of the old 1890 Winchesters. .22WRF and .22 long. Whe I found out they no longer make 22 longs I started buying them every time I saw them somewhere. I got about a bushel of em now.

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