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Old December 4, 2004, 04:44 AM   #1
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Elusive .22 Long Rifle

Another sticky one that defeats my knowledge. This .22 calibre long rifle does not have any markings or serial numbers except for a "GevarM" marking on the shoulder pad. Even the telescope is without any markings or name. Any suggestions on the make/country of origin?
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Old December 4, 2004, 08:59 AM   #2
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As per one of my gunmark books GEVARM is a tradename used by Gevelot in St. Etienne, France.
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Old December 4, 2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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What's the capacity of that magazine? It's huge.
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Old December 4, 2004, 11:34 PM   #4
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The magazine capacity is 60 rounds and the rifle was modified (I presume) to fire on full automatic mode. We havent tried it yet, but it will surely be interesting when we get there.
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Old December 6, 2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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What's the skinny

Looks like the scope is mounted backwards, where were the pictures taken??
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Old December 6, 2004, 04:09 PM   #6
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Looks like a Gevarm E-1, made in France, sold here in 1963 by Stoeger, other US and Canadian importers in the late 60s. Looks like a Euro version, isn't the muzzle threaded for a silencer? Yup, pretty sure that little 3/4" scope is on backwards.

Most Gevarms fire from an open bolt so a full auto conversion would probably not be hard. I trust you have all the required paperwork for that.

Are you SURE the magazine capacity is 60? They listed a 20 round magazine and the one illustrated is not as long as the 30 round mag of an M16 Achisson conversion I have shot.
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Old December 6, 2004, 09:05 PM   #7
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Just lined up some rounds on my desk, and with 60 they came out looking almost the same length as the magazine... Also, my 10/22 mag is a bit smaller and holds 50, so it would seem to be about right... Methinks.
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