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Old October 19, 2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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The CITADEL .22 M1?




Whats the deal with these? Just saw one for the first time at the LGS. Fingered all over it pretty good, and it seemed to be decently made. They wanted $299 NIB with the black synthetic stock. But Bud's has them for $249.99 with free shipping.

I know they have some plastic parts (what doesn't these days) And I already have some 10/22s (and no, I don't care for the 10/22 M1 stock) Just thought it looked like a neat little plinker. For $250 shipped, I was going to get two...one for me and one for my ol' man for Christmas.

I heard these will fit in a genuine wood M1 stock with minimal to no modification.
I already have one, and can get another dirt cheap from the same guy. Soooo. are these reliable and accurate enough to enjoy some cheap pop can blasting?

I APOLOGIZE IF I'M BEATING A DEAD HORSE. I know these may have been out for a while, but I live in a cave and haven't seen one till today.

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Old October 19, 2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I just saw one the other day in a wood stock. I want one. Don't know anything about 'em though.
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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Nobody has one Guess I'll just try my luck
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Old October 22, 2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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It's Italian, made by Chiappa-aka Armi Sport.
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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While I knew it was an Italian made gun by chiappa...I did not know they were linked with (same as/owned by/owned) armi-sport. Our reenactment group had several '61 Springfields made by armi-sport, they were pretty high quality...thanks for the info, good to know.

I wish I could find someone that has got their hands dirty with one of these little fellers, and could give me an accuracy report. I figure they have more gas and debris blow-back than say, my 10/22s since they have a completely open bolt/ejection area...I don't see why they wouldn't be just as, if not more accurate than any other semi-auto in it's price range...but you never know.
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