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... and how about plinker rifles. It took me nearly 80 years to get my first .22 rifle - and not just any rifle, but the .22 rifle, the Marlin 39A. I got my first one couple of months ago, and am itching to shoot the heck out of it, even bought me a neat scope for it, which is still in the box. But wait, it gets better, I've been wanting a 39A Mountie, and got me one last week... not here yet; a beauty, it's a 1968, in about 98+% condition - both are about 98+% condition. About six months ago I got me a .22 Buckmark; put a little red dot scope on it and she's hot! At todays ammo prices, the way to go is .22 - any one here like to have fun with the plinkers?

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Plinkin' is cheap fun. I'm currently re-stocking a Stevens Favorite single shot (new gun but the stock on it was really crap). I love that gun: falling block, lever action single shot with an octagonal barrel. When the stock is finished, I'll shoot it plenty. I bought it for my 3 month old grandson but ................ I have to make sure its working properly and safe and he can't use it for a few years yet! :lol:
 

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My favorite plinker is my model 39.



I have another neat .22 lr which is a Savage bolt action model 1923 sporter.

 

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Oldfella Just bought me a marlin 39 wildlife seres. Half octagon half round barrel. Never been fired, my god is it pretty. ;)
 

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The .22 rifles, Ruger 10/22, Savage Mk.I, and the K-22 revolver, and Walther P22 are my main shooters. I hope to get a RUGER Single Six, to round off my "fun guns". That's mostly, what I shoot these days. :roll: Bob
 

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I love my 10/22! Factory target model with Volquartsen hammer, sear and extended mag release.

 

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Such nice little rifles.Marlin has the market cornered on them for sure. More lever actions out there but not the quality that marlin is. Anney Oakley used shoot one a lot.One is on my gotta get one list. My father in law has two in exellent condition made in the fifties. Been trying to get him to part with them for 6 years but he aint selling.
 

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No lever .22's as yet. Altho the M39 would be on the shortlist if a nice one became available.
I have, except for the obligatory semi 10/22, all bolt .22's. I find working the bolt between shots makes shooting/plinking much more of a challenge.
Here's a couple of my bolt .22's.

Bruce

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Charles Daly (Zastava) Superior II
 

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Yes, they are good looking rifles... and I agree about enjoying them more when you have "rack" the next one; I only wish I live out in the country, so that I could shoot from my back porch :cool:

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No lever .22's as yet. Altho the M39 would be on the shortlist if a nice one became available.
I have, except for the obligatory semi 10/22, all bolt .22's. I find working the bolt between shots makes shooting/plinking much more of a challenge.
Here's a couple of my bolt .22's.

Bruce

CZ452 Special/Trainer


Charles Daly (Zastava) Superior II

hey I got one of those :lol:



 

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Hey pete -

Small world. We are gonna have to meet-up & have a beer some day!

I think I like the CZ a bit better then the Zastava, feel more like an adult rifle. Altho the metalwork/blueing on the Zastava is far better than the CZ.

I put a lot of effort into refinishing the wood on mine. Mine was the same mud brown as yours. I actually had to use my wife's fingernail polish remover to strip the original oil finish.
Some Walnut stain & about 12 coats of tung oil is what you see.

Bruce
 
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Plinkers...hell yea !!

Marlin Model 80c bolt action .22 short, long, long rifle from 1960...



Olympic Arms CAR-97 semi-auto in 5.56x45mm bought during the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban...(heh heh !!)



Zastava Kragujevic Yugoslavian AKMS in 7.62x39mm from 1972



Punched many a pumpkin, watermelon, can, fox, squirrel, and wabbit with these tack drivers...
 

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Love the plinkers!

My son and I spent a whole day with .22 rimfires just last week before he returned to college.

Amongst other fun and frolic we played "who-can-shoot-their-can-farther-down-the-road" by starting drink cans at 10 yards and shooting 10 rounds at them. Gavin won the first time so I naturally called for best two out of three. He also won the second time so I amended it to best three out of five. I won the third and forth rounds. Our cans were pretty shot up by the last try. I shot my can in two during the last try and managed to blast one part of it farther than Gavin's can. Since I couldn't seem to budge the other piece of can from the tall grass where it landed, Gavin's can went farther than this piece did. We declared it a tie.


Winchester Model 1890 .22 LR and Savage Mark I .22 LR


Not a highly respected .22 rifle but a fine and entertaining gun for an afternoon's fun, this old Remington Model 41 from 1937 is quite accurate and it's full sized stock is appreciated.
 
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