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Fun .22s

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nushif, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. Nushif

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    I was shooting my lever action .22 the other day and was idly thinking whether there are manufacturers that make something beyond the semi-auto, bolt action, lever action and pump action .22s.

    I was thinking something along the lines of single shot duel pistols, or a sharps rifle, or something along those lines.

    Is there anyone who makes .22 reproductions of older, or exceedingly rare guns? Clearly I'm not looking for the originals here, but I think it'd be a hoot to shoot a sharps rifle with a single shot .22. Or a Philadelphia Derringer, that'd be even funnier!
     
  2. Carl N. Brown

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    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/
    Savage Arms, Rimfire series, Stevens Favorite.

    The Stevens Favorite was a popular falling-block .22 single shot in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, kept alive today by sheer nostalgia. I believe it was re-introduced in the 1970s.
     
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    My dad has an old Stevens crackshot (pretty much just the predacessor of the "favorite") any how that gun is just eat up with nostalgia IMO I'd love to add a 30G favorite to my collection however the price just seems to be a bit steep to me for a single shot rimfire though I'm sure it is worth every penny.
     
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    There have been reproductions made of the Stevens .22 tip-up barrel single-shot target pistols, and the single-shot Remington rolling block target pistols in recent years, but I don't think any of them are currently being made. They show up on the used gun market from time to time.
     
  5. bigfatdave

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iL2NYsadJg
    how about a Gatling gun?
    (a real one, not the abominations made from regular rifles)

    another one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4i9_kkg30o

    As far as I'm concerned, most .22lr guns are "fun guns" even though they can be viable hunting or social-work weapons.
    Rossi is making their single-shot break-action in a pistol now, Henry is making a Mare's Leg in .22s/l/lr (I have one, it is fantastic fun with CCI CB shorts), and you can put a 10/22 into just about any stock you can imagine.

    The only thing I want that I can't seem to find is a break-top .22lr or .22wmr revolver ... it looks like I need to dig up a used H&R or other put-of-production gun, or the NAA Ranger, which is only available to NAA insiders at this point.
     
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    I have a Savage/Stevens M89, which is a falling-block single-shot that is made to look like a lever gun, complete with a faux magazine tub beneath the barrel. I think I paid like $30 for it in the late eighties, at which time it was discontinued. It's a neat little plaything, and I've used it to rattle off .22 shorts, CB/BB caps, and LR rounds. It's a fun piece, and might make a good youth trainer, but it is kind of heavy, more so than the newer generation of "beginner youth" rifles.
     
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    A full auto .22 would be beyond fun, but way too expensive. Maybe '86 ban will be overturned and a new rush of full autos will become available for cheap. In my dreams.
     
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    try the BMF activator. You have to crank, but it's pretty fun.

    http://www.cabelas.com/10-22-accessories-bmf-activator-1.shtml

    $21.99 isn't bad for a whole lot of fun!
     
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    Not quite the same as full auto but definitely looks interesting. Thanks
     
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    I enjoy the heck out of my Armscor M1600 .22 semi-auto, supposed to resemble the M16 and does so faintly. More accurate than I thought it might be coming from the Phillipines and have no malfunctions in over 1k rounds other than when I tried a standard velocity ammo, just not quite enough oomph to cock the firing pin when it cycled the bolt.
     
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    A new top-break .22 LR revolver sounds great... as long as we're wishing... what about .22 LR reproductions of other classics : P-08, C-96 just to mention a few...
     
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    Along the lines of a dueling pistol is the free pistol, but I'm not sure it is so much fun as it is humbling.
    -BothellBob
     
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    Free Pistol?
     
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    Olympic event. You shoot it man-style (stand up and hold the pistol with one hand) at 50 meters. Iron sights.

    The 10-ring is the size of a 50-cent piece.

    It's called "free" because there are very few restrictions on the guns.

    Fascinating. Challenging. And very humbling. I shot 516/600. Once.
     
  15. Nushif

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    That's insane. The good thing though, is that at least the ammo isn't *as* expensive as centerfire.
    Haven't been able to find a single shot .22 pistol yet though that's ... less than olympic in pricing.
     
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    I took my Jennings J22 out on Monday. It was a lot of fun using my car key to remove spent shell casings from the chamber. I was able to keep every shot on a 8x11 target at 10 yards...hahahah

    Then I shot my XD 45 and it hits exactly where I point it. I love that gun.
     
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    There was a single shot 4 barred 22lr pistol at a gunshow.
     
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    revolving pepperbox or stationary derringer?

    I've seen a few derringer types where the firing pin assembly rotates to each of four positions, but I'd get a laugh out of owning a .22lr pepperbox even more so.

    "Fun" to shoot? Maybe not. Challenging to shoot well is fun all on its own.
     
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    I recently happened on an Marlin 1897 Texan. It's a hoot to shoot, then I had a thought.

    I shot it at the range one day on steel with CB Longs. The much older chap standing next to me started yelling to cease fire as the bullets were coming back and hitting next to me.

    I explained to him that wasn't bullets, that was the brass hitting the ground. Yes, it's that quiet.

    THAT'S a hoot.
     
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    that's how my Henry leverguns are with CB shorts, also.

    You hear the hammer drop, you hear the lead hit the target, and in between there's an airgun-like "phut"

    Plus you can fit a LOT of shorts in the tube magazine, I think you get 7 or 8 .22shorts for every 5 you'd get with .22lr
     
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