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Quality versus Quantity, show your best pieces!

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by PzGren, May 15, 2010.

  1. PzGren

    PzGren

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    I used to buy and sell a lot of guns during the 90s but I do not at all consider myself a collector, rather a shooter on the search for the perfect gun.

    Even though I have accumulated a few guns, the ones that did not get sold had to have some special appeal to me. In general, I was looking for shootability. From that era of buying and selling is an old Marlin Papoose left over that I bought for $40 and found very accurate.

    Now that I am older, I choose my guns differently. I want traditional firearms of higher quality - and that from me who has a dozen unkosher Glocks!

    Finding quality firearms on a budget can be quite a challenge but then, if it is a rimfire, the cheaper ammo will make up for the purchase price. Or so do I justify it. Since I had no luck so far in finding a Hämmerli 212, I fixed my frustration with the purchase of a nice 1974 Anschütz 54 Match rifle. The stock shows nice grain and the metal is 98%, the trigger amazing and the accuracy outstanding!

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    Quite different from the "tactical twentytwos" that the crowd is after. Are there more guys like me on this forum?

    Come on, show off your best traditional .22s!
     
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  2. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    I guess these qualify. Bolt, Lever, Semi

    1984 Ruger 77/22

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    1982 Marlin 39A

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    1977 Ruger 10/22

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  3. PzGren

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    Yes, they qualify.

    Those Rugers are nice. I skipped a 77/22 around 1993 and got a Winchester 9422 XTR that I sold later, I should have gotten the 77/22 instead!

    From when is your 10/22? It seems to have a walnut stock. Mine is an old one with walnut stock and aluminium buttplate but the stock is refinished. But hey, I paid only $50 for it and it works well now.

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  4. salvo

    salvo Pass the ammo

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    A few of my special .22's

    Anchutz Exemplar XIV

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    My Granddads HD Military & Winchester Model 61

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    Winchester 9422M & 9422

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    Marlin 39A

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  5. salvo

    salvo Pass the ammo

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    Just a few more of my favorites

    Winchester Model 72

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    Dan Wesson

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    Ruger MKII 10" & Slab side

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  6. PzGren

    PzGren

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    Nice guns, Salvo.

    I want to post a pic of the Hämmerli 230. It is chambered in .22 short and is rather "sports equipment" than a weapon but it does shoot unbelievably smooth!

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  7. CajunBass

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    It's from 1977. It's a factory DSP, or Delux Sporter. The difference is in the checkered walnut stock mostly. I've got a couple others, but that's the nicest looking one of the group.

    I'll toss in a pretty nice handgun too. Nothing really special, but nice.

    1971 Smith & Wesson Model 17-3.

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  8. PzGren

    PzGren

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    A S&W K22/M17 is nice indeed!

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    my cz 452 varmint

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    its 100y abilities (testing 2 different loads)

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  10. PzGren

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    Clem,

    the quality of the rifle is displayed in the 100 yard group! I consider it great.

    Salvo,

    the Anschütz Exemplar got me thinking. How does it shoot?
     
  11. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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  12. PzGren

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    Nice target pistols, Deadite, but do you also have .22 plinkers?

    Walther PP, Zella Mehlis, 90 degree safety

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  13. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    9422M

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    M1 Carbines

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  14. salvo

    salvo Pass the ammo

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    It's a tack driver PzGren, shot the first of many 40x40 scores when I shot IHMSA.

    Here's a couple more .22's
    Ruger Single Six

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    Browning Buckmark Silhouette

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  15. PzGren

    PzGren

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    bcvojak,

    are those M1 carbines in .30 carbine?

    Salvo,

    the Buckmark looks like another serious target shooting machine!

    My highest quality handgun, and favorite shooter, happens to be a .22; my beloved 1969 Korth:

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  16. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    A couple more nice revolvers I suppose.

    Dan Wesson 22. Year unknown, but it's a Monson, Mass. gun.

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    Colt Frontier Scout, convertable, from 1967. It's been fired, but not much.

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    I'll add this one, just because I like it. It's not a fancy gun, it's actually a "boys rifle" but I wanted one when I was a kid and never got one until a couple of years ago. This one is as nice an example as I've ever seen.

    Ithaca 49, falling block Single shot. (The magazine tube is fake.) When I was a kid they sold these at Sears and Roebuck for I think for less than $50.00 bucks, but my mother was scared to death of a rifle so I never one. Shotguns were ok, but no rifles.

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  17. Morgo

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    My 41's :)

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    Probably my two most accurate .22 pistols, although my Ruger MkII 10" and Browning Medalist are right up there as well.
     
  18. Atticum

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    Mine didn't start quality.. it was the cheapest .22 at the store. It's getting there slowly.

    Ruger MkIII 22/45
    -Pac-Lite 4.5" Threaded Receiver
    -Pac-Lite Compensator
    -Clark Hammer Bushing (removes magazine disconnect)
    -Volquartsen Target Sear
    -Wolff Firing Pin Spring
    -Wolff Reduced Power Trigger Spring

    I have these parts that haven't installed them yet:
    Clark Target Trigger
    Volquartsen Exact Extractor

    Maybe one of these days I'll add a can.

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  19. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Yup, they are.
     
  20. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Nice guns, gents! Morgo, where's your 622?

    I only have a blued Single Six, Ruger 10/22 and MKIII 22/45.

    Well, the GSG-5 and the Henry H01 and grandpas old Winchester 72.

    I love .22's!