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Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-28-2019 at 09:31:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Busted .22 rifle
  • I have a semi-automatic, tube fed, Western Field .22 rifle.
    A quick search shows this to be a re-branded Savage model 175R I believe. The firing pin busted and I ordered a replacement from Numrich.
    It showed up and didn't fit due to excessive bluing. I filed it off a bit and then found it was slightly bent. I sent off an email saying "Thank you for the fast shipping for a part, that I suspect, was made in the land of "Almost".
    I also thanked them for now allowing me to purchase a new .22 rifle.
    Mean while the old .22 is together and works with a forward assist on the bolt action.

    I am looking at a semi-automatic Marlin model 60 currently. Any other ideas?
    I am not too much into spending $1400 bucks to whack squirrels either.

    jimmyjack    Posted 07-03-2019 at 18:13:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Loot at a Ruger 10/22. They are going to be around for a long time. cant be beat for the money.

    Joe in Texas    Posted 06-30-2019 at 10:35:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I was about 16 a neighbor gave me a .22 semi auto rifle much like the one you needed a firing pin for. I too, tried my best to wear this gun out, breaking the firing pin off. It was crudely made to start with: about a three inch long cylinder that had been milled/turned down at the end for the pin part. I went to a local gunsmith and was brushed off, telling me it was worth the trouble.

    Irritated, and not having the resources we now have, I decided I could "fix" it. The pin had broken off flush with the end of the rest of that cylinder, and it would go through the motions of firing just fine. I drilled a hole in the end (don't remember how deep) and found a nail the right diameter that was pretty hard. At the time I was not yet 20 years old and pretty immature about things like that. I mixed up some stuff kinda like JB Weld and put it together and let it set up for about a week. Worked like a champ! I kept and used that little gun for several more years, thinking the worst that could happen is the pin break or wear off.

    I didn't get the chance to find that part out, as it was stolen in a burglary.

    I did get to tell the gunsmith about it and was greeted with a shrug. Oh well....

    Joe in Texas    Posted 06-30-2019 at 10:37:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • One should always read the post before sending it.

    The gunsmith told me it was not worth the trouble....

    Farmer Dan    Posted 06-30-2019 at 05:46:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Father in law dropped it 12' onto a cement floor. Took me a while but I got it all fixed and safe to shoot. Painted it pink for my wife.

    Dave(OK)    Posted 06-29-2019 at 20:25:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a model 99 I bought in 1967. It is a carbine version. Look at the 795 at the bottom of the ad,it is a synthetic stock with a magazine.

    J4NSS(WNY)    Posted 06-29-2019 at 17:29:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have several .22 rifles semi auto, bolt,and lever action. They are all fun to shoot and some are more accurate than others but my favorite plinker is my Henry lever action. I also have a Colt Diamondback .22 wheel gun that I could shoot all day.

    Kurt in Iowa    Posted 06-29-2019 at 09:40:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have several .22's. A CZ 455 Varmint, a Marlin 60SS and a Ruger 10/22 light varmint.
    I've some others but these are the ones I shoot the most.
    I was convinced that the Marlin was as good as the Ruger and I was also convinced by reading that the CZ would be a tack driver.
    I didn't really want to like the Ruger as so many people had them. Just a quirk on my part.
    However now I'd pick the Ruger 10/22 over any of the others. It has shot into .5 inches at 50 yards. I like the removable magazine better than the tube on the Marlin. And I bought a couple of extra magazines for faster loading.
    The CZ is fine but it's the most expensive, doesn't shoot any better and is bolt action. The Marlin is okay but it has a crummy trigger compared to the others and I don't like the tube feed for loading. And it has the poorest groups of the 3.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 06-29-2019 at 22:58:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What kind of ammo do you shoot?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-30-2019 at 11:50:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What ever kills rabbits (2) squirrels, uh... (1)? what ever annoys the people who come out in my area to shoot, coyotes occasionally, Growling at them works much better,
    Cans. . .(afganisti-) cans, (iraqui)-cans, (Mexi-. . . Oops. i r one somewhere. Then again, maybe not. Yaqui indian might be in there. . .
    I have fired the cheap Remington junk ammo and occasionally something that actually goes Bang! instead of 'thud".

    Farmer Dan    Posted 06-28-2019 at 11:02:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The model 60 is an excellent choice. I would also try fitting a new firing pin to the old rifle. I still shoot the Ithaca mode 49 that I got for christmas when I was 13. I have had to replace the extractor 3 times because I wear them out. Each time I have to fit the new one, old gun parts rarely fit right off the shelf.

    Dave Smith    Posted 06-28-2019 at 09:58:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That 22 has been around for ages. It is a good gun for the money.
    The first one I bought was only $40.
    Check the local gun shops. Maybe you can pick one up cheaper.
    Dave <*)))><

    Loren-CA    Posted 06-28-2019 at 09:57:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The Marlin 60 is the equivalent to your Western Field, fairly cheaply made, that being said I had one about 40 years ago that was really accurate. The pot metal feed block is what usually wears out first, hopefully after thousands of rounds ran through it. I think the Ruger 10-22 is one of the best 22's on the market, but you will have to pay more for it, but the Marlin is good value for the money.

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