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Old May 10, 2013, 09:39 AM   #22
Mike Irwin
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"Magazine fed, open-bolt, semi-automatic and I've read the first semi offered to the civilian market."

Maybe the first Mossberg semi-auto offered to the public, but certainly not the first .22 semi-auto offered to the public.

Both Remington and Winchester had semi-auto .22 rifles in the first decade of the century. Those were, however, chambered in proprietary shells (many .22 Long Rifle cartridges at the time were still loaded with black powder, or a black/smokless combo that would have jammed such a rifle).
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