View Full Version : unknown 22L single shot rifle

June 30, 2005, 06:12 PM
I have owned a 22L for quite some time now. I really like the rifle but no one, including many gunsmiths, can identify the weapon. It has a half stock and is made like a field rifle ( heavy barrel ) the only marking I have found on it is the name Sportsbushe on the barrel. Can anyone help me out here.

June 30, 2005, 08:26 PM
Need something more than that , photo etc.

Mike Irwin
June 30, 2005, 08:43 PM
I'd lay money that it's German with a name like Sportsbushe.

4V50 Gary
June 30, 2005, 09:07 PM
Moved to Harley's forum. BTW, I concur with Mike about its Germanic origins. Something about its Germanic name is a clue. :rolleyes:

July 1, 2005, 07:16 PM
I need help with the manufacturer of a .22L single shot rifle. It has a wooden half stock. The action reminds me of the old springfield single shot 22. The only marking on the barrel says Sportsbushe. Can anyone help me out? Every gunsmith I have taken it to dosn"t have a clue.

July 1, 2005, 11:48 PM
Where else should I look for more markings.

July 1, 2005, 11:52 PM
lets see a picture of it if u have a cam

July 2, 2005, 12:06 AM
NO cam and the rifle is currently in missouri Im in california..... sorry

July 2, 2005, 12:52 AM

Bushe is a German word isn't it? Translates to "gun"? Many old european arms factories put hardly any stamped lettering on their firearms, so I'd reckon your gun would be European.

I don't know anything about the word "bushe", but it might be German.