Springfield Model 187N Reliability

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  1. tws135boom

    tws135boom G&G Newbie

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    I picked up a 187N today for 60 bucks and was wondering how good or bad a deal i got and if any current/past owners had and gripes or complaints about the guns reliability or consistency
  2. TikkaTakDriver

    TikkaTakDriver G&G Newbie

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    Sounds like you got a good deal there buddy. I bet she'll shoot the lights out. :rocketwhore:
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    tws135boom G&G Newbie

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    :AR15firing:I just need to find some time to go out and warm it up
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    Big Dog Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    This basic Savage/Stevens/Springfield .22 rifle design (NO connection whatsoever to Springfield Armory) was built in many variations over many years, and even marketed under a variety of store names. Mostly, differences are in sights, stock, bolt knobs, trigger guards and rear receiver cap styles. Basic action remained essentially unchanged.
    If you need parts, Numrich has plenty, with majority of action parts pretty much interchangeable.
    I have the earlier Springfield M187A, and it easily outshoots my much newer Ruger 10-22 and Marlin M60! :)
  5. tws135boom

    tws135boom G&G Newbie

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    thanks for the info big dog i was torn between the more expensive 10/22 and this gun, hopefully my purchase pays off, i'm just looking for something to blast away with and not give up a paycheck everytime i want to go out, what kind of groups are you getting at 100yds? i might try to kill some crows with it
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    60 Bucks is what mine set me back too! I'm reblueing it with cold blue and I refinished the stock. I think I'm gonna like her pretty well.
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    kansascoyote G&G Newbie

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    I haven't seen a 60 dollar 22 in years . And Personally jmho 10/22 is a peice of junk .
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    I found this thread when I did a google search for savage / springfield 187n. I just realized it was under the springfield armory forums. As Big Dog pointed out, has nothing to do with Springfield Armory. Yeah, I was pretty pleased with the price myself! Though we'd hope a near 50 year old .22 wouldn't be a whole lot more than that.
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