The Remington Nylon 66. or for uniqueness the Marlin M99M1.
Ole AH thinks the same way.
Rem ington came out with the nylon 66 in brown and a similar model, I believe the following year with a black nylon stock...can't remember what Remington called it. Pretty much the same rifle though.
If you prefer a bolt, I have 2 Marlin 81DL's that are absolute tackdrivers. One has a standard factory rear ghost ring / peep, the other has a Lyman micrometer peep. They shoot .22 short, long or LR, have a nice heft to them and are adult .22's. The furniture on both is superb, as are the triggers and actions. I use my older one in competition, and had purchased another for my wife for the same matches. She does VERY well with it. And when I get lucky, I win once in a while.
One that appears in good shape (with peep) is on gunbroker now for "buy-now" of $150. Here's the URL.
If you want a nice vintage Marlin that isn't produced anymore (so you'd be unique at the range!), want a man-sized stock unlike modern "fit's all" .22 rifles, and want a rifle that will outshoot an "out-of-the-box" 10-22 - you want a Marlin Model 88 semi-auto! Buttstock magazine, like the light-weight Remmy Nylon 66 - but heftier and well balanced.
The sheet steel receiver doesn't allow scopes - but a real rifleman shoots iron sights - right!? :scool:
The black Nylon 66 is the "Apache Black".
The brown one is the "Mohawk Brown"
I have both.
I'm still looking for a "Seneca Green" that doesn't need to be financed by mortgaging my casa. :09:
the nylon remingtons are fun guns, I saw some green ones a while back under $200.00 The market for these rifles have shot the prices up pretty well, I got my Mohawk brown 10C (10 rd clip) in 1975 at wally world for $40.00 on clearance. The Marlin lever Model 39 is a nice rifle. There was a 1897 model that they did as a Texan model in 1997. too many to really get all of the good ones.
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