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Old May 28, 2013, 12:24 AM   #51
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I recently picked up a Mossberg M44US, stamped US PROPERTY.
It is parkerized, and from the serial number it is from the first group ordered from Mossberg, January, 1943.

With CCI green tag it shoots like this at 25 yds 5 shots.
With the factory peep sight..

Never underestimate an old Mossberg...
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Old May 28, 2013, 10:03 PM   #52
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pictures of rifle
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Old May 28, 2013, 10:41 PM   #53
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don't cry, I haven't taken one of the whole rifle yet, just the serial number.
and stored on a flash drive with the other serial numbers in my safe (not the gun safe, the OTHER safe)

I will get some and post them.
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Old May 28, 2013, 11:37 PM   #54
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My two favorites are an old Winchester Model 67 from the late 30's early 40's, and a Remington Nylon 66.

Here is a stock photo of a Winchester 67.

I learned to shoot on one of these rifles and loved it. They are accurate and single shot. The Nylon I have is almost as accurate and I love the look on people faces when I start dropping 22's in the
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Old May 29, 2013, 12:22 AM   #55
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I've got a Savage Model 3 from the 1930s. My grandfather gave it to me as my first rifle. It still shoots well.
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Old June 1, 2013, 09:50 AM   #56
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I've always wanted a Winchester Model 62A pump action .22. My dad had one when I was a kid and I always coveted that gun. A couple weeks ago I saw one on Guns America that looked nice and was in my price range. Picked it up yesterday at the FFL I use. It's in even better shape than advertised. Really nice. Went tto be with a big smile.

Can't wait to shoot the little gun.
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Old June 3, 2013, 12:00 AM   #57
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M44US some shooting photos.

I still have not taken any good photos of the gun, but have these.

This is the range owner shooting my Mossberg, and a target or so.

He wants one so bad, he made me several attractive offers, but I turned them down.

I have never had a rifle that shoots like this one.
Nor has he..

We didn't shoot paper this day, just range trash, shells, and some playing cards on edge. .

We hit things as small as 9mm cases, and .223 cases, attached is a photo of a .40 S&W case shot at 25 yards with peep sights.

And the card and paper targets were at 25 also.

But the paper target was from last weekend group number 5, 10 shots.

I now have a new mossberg convert.

45 Bravo

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Old June 27, 2013, 06:34 PM   #58
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Rem 510

I've had a Remington model 510 for several years, made in 1949, that I have finally taken in for restoration. It belonged to a friend from my youth that is still a friend today (I'm 58). We did a lot of hunting when we were kids and he was such an amazing shot with open sights and long distance with this .22. He became a felon so I sold his guns for him but I kept the .22 because I have a few Remington rifles already. It was in rough shape when I took it in, bolt handle was missing and the stock where the bolt pulls down was beat up from using a screwdriver to cock and eject rounds So I'm excited to see it with a refinished stock and a mirror blued finish. I'll post pics. Also, held it up to look through the sights and the rear sight was pretty fuzzy, the gunsmith is reluctant to put scope mounts on, too thin, any ideas?
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Old June 30, 2013, 11:38 PM   #59
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I have my father's old Remington Targetmaster that was already ancient when I was a kid in the early '80s. Haven't researched the year yet, but it may have been his father's also! The new kid on the block in my dad's collection back then was a Marlin Model 60, which is itself rather old by now. The Targetmaster would outshoot it hands down, but the tubular magazine and semi-auto fire made it very appealing to me as a kid.
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Old January 18, 2021, 08:13 AM   #60
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Kind of an old post but worthy of reenergizing as it is an excellent subject,Old 22.’s,that’s almost all I have and they were great before so much plastic( not that there’s anything wrong with that!- Jerry Seinfeld) I hung onto one for maybe twenty years before I finally found the trigger group and bolt to complete it ,now it’s a great rifle,I have a box of nylon 66 parts too waiting for a disconnect or.but most of my .22’s are from the 50’s and 60’s and most are accurate and work like Swiss watches ,love that era and earlier.
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Old January 18, 2021, 01:34 PM   #61
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I now own 3 Martini Henry Model 12/15's and a Martini Mark II International
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Old January 19, 2021, 08:13 AM   #62
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1949 Remington 241:

and the smaller carbine "New Haven" Mossberg 251C from before the move to "North Haven":
To be vintage it's gotta be older than me!
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Old January 21, 2021, 02:00 PM   #63
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Don't forget the Stevens 87, (Sear's Ranger), semiautomatic .22 rifle! Old Clickety clack! Semi with .22LR, bolt or single shot operation with LR, shorts or longs. Pretty cool old guns. I have two. One was Gramps and he used it to put meat on the table long before I was around... most of it venison. Shot placement is magical!
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Old January 21, 2021, 04:06 PM   #64
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I have a winchester 69 that at some point in its life went to England. Came back with a Parker-Hale 16 rear sight. Weighs nothing. Absolute joy to shoot. Simply cannot miss with that rifle.
I'm right about the metric system 3/4 of the time.
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Old January 21, 2021, 04:32 PM   #65
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A Savage 187M:

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