This is the last version of these
little rifles. This model was made from 1915 to 1935. They
were produced in three rimfire calibers: .22, .25 and .32.
This one in .22lr is great because you can still get ammo
for it. These are really
nice little rifles and fun to shoot. Great for teaching
women and kids how to shoot. Good for taking camping too as
it very quickly breaks down for easy packing.
This one is in pretty good condition.
The wood is in very good condition and has the original
buttplate. The receiver still has a little blue left but is
mostly turned brown. The lever and hammer are now grey. The
barrel has some bluing left but is turning grey as well. The
bore is good. Decent rifling but a little rough. It's
shootable but for serious accuracy you might get it relined.
The best part of this little rifle is the original tang
sight. All of these guns had tapped holes in the tang for a
sight but most owners never put one on so it's rare to find
one with the sight. I've seen these sights selling for
A friend who grew up in during the
Depression of the 1930's said he had one of these rifles and
would hunt rabbits and squirrels for the dinner table. He
would do odd jobs for the neighbors until he earned the
15¢ for a box of ammo. After
all that working for the cash, he said he made every shot
FFL or C&R required.