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Old May 16, 2021, 09:02 AM   #1
Doug Ridley
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.22pump rifle

When I was a boy I hunted armadillos in Louisiana with my uncle's pump rifle. As I remember it was called a 22 Special and fired a cartridge slightly larger than a .22 LR Can't remember if it was a Remington or Winchester. It was about 75years ago. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
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Old May 16, 2021, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yes.
If it was marked ".22 Special" it was a Remington.
The .22 Remington Special is the same cartridge as the .22 Winchester Rimfire* but as was common then, they wanted their own name on it.

*Not .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire which came along a lot later.
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Old May 21, 2021, 11:39 AM   #3
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Op might want to look at this.

https://www.chuckhawks.com/22WRF.htm
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