Slide-action .22's

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  1. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    What companies still makes them??

    I went bananas at the range with an old slide-action shotgun and started thinking...about old slide-action .22's :)

    Whatever happened to the slide-action .22's of yore?? Marlin & Rossi used to make tons of 'em...now they're scarcer than 18-yr-old virgins!!

    Mebbe Marlin ought to rethink the concept and come out with something that would WOW the new crowd??



    Or heck, maybe Benneli should contemplate it a bit...they've refined slide-action shotguns to a fine point!! Should be a simple thing for them to do it!!
     
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    big boomer G&G Enthusiast

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    The reason you don't see them is they are to costly to machine,however Tarus makes several that are copies of the old Winchesters and as such are great guns. They make one that's a copy of the old Win. 1906 and others that are copies of the 1890 style(I think) I have an original Win. 06 and have thought I may get the copy to keep my original from wear. I promise you you will love a good pump I still see some of the old Remingtons around too.
     
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  3. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    I was also contemplating the benefits of a .22WMR in slide-action...nearly as fast as semi-auto to shoot, but without the FTE's that plague semi's in .22WMR.

    Wonder why they are more costly to machine?? Shotgun prices have fallen...same equipment, i would think...just smaller ;)
     
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  4. Pope130

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    Henry makes a slide action 22, very reminiscent of a turn of the (last) century Winchester or Remington gallery gun. I haven't tried one, but my wife has a Henry Golden Boy 22, extremely smooth action, accurate and reliable. Also, Henry has great customer service. www.henryrepeating.com

    Robert
     
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  5. nathangdad

    nathangdad G&G Newbie

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    Henry, I feel, would be your best buy

    in terms of overal engineering, design, and quality of workmanship.
    I have seen one of them and it was impressive.
     
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    the henry looks good and they are a good company.......

    remington still builds a nice one as well

    Remington Model 572™
     
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  7. sawnoffshotgun

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    I think norinco made them but all chinese imports of rifles are banned in the US now
     
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  8. .22hustler

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    Winchester made a nice one, I believe it's a 250 or 270.
     
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  9. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

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    winchesters slide actions wer the model 1890/90/1906/06/62/62a all built on the same reciever. winchester also made the model 61. the taurus copy is the closest thing to a winchester 1890.
     
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  10. samuel

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    They weren't that expensive used when I was younger and I loved them.But I am still partial to levers which weren't that common.The drawback is they both have lots more little parts than the bolt or even semi,s. sam.
     
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    blaster G&G Evangelist

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    my first gun was a Win. 61. still have it and shoot it. I like pumps my favorite deer rifle is a Rem. 760
     
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  12. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    I played around with a Bennlli earlier today....NICE shotguns!!

    The more I think about it, the more I think there would be a decent market for a MODERN slide-action rimfire.

    Should be do-able in the $249-$300 range, I would think...maybe even fancier models in the $300-$500 range...
     
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    doesn't rossi still make'em?
     
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  14. SwedeSteve

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    Yes, Rossi has one out as well.
     
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  15. ZOBO

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    The pumps are a ton of fun!
    Here's my Win 62
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    Here's my son's Rossi 62 in Carbine (Win knock -off) from the 80's.

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    Pull back the trigger and pump away!
    Rossi no longer makes it. They passed it to Taurus who I believe discontinued it recently.

    ZOBO
     
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    the rossi's were bought out by taurus but are still being made, the last one I got a few years ago was in 17hmr and that is fun. I believe they were still in that $250-300 range. I had a henery and was not imprressed. I spent more time fighting with the extractor than firing it so it went down the road, traded it toward my 204.
     
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  17. blaster

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    they ruined the Tarus by putting that stupid safety on it! I was gonna buy one for my daughter untill I saw that p.o.s
     
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  18. big boomer

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    I agree the safety is ugly other wise a great gun.
     
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    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    I did find that Remington made some Modern versions...the Remington Model Six from 1980-88, the 760 from 1952-1980, 572 Speedmaster from 1952-1988, Sportsman 76 from 1985-87, & 7600 Rifle & Carbine from 1981-2002/1986-2022.

    Currently they offer the 572 Speedmaster in .22s/l/lr. Looks like they continued the old 572 line nicely. BUT they stick it to ya for $600+ for the dang thing...grrr.
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    I'm still hoping for something REALLY sharp & modern-looking, like the benelli..
     
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    one of my gun trade regrets was a Rem. 572 that I traded off. I want to kick my own azz everytime I think about it.
     
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