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Old 04-22-2021, 02:42 PM
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Last production American-Made steel & walnut semi 22?



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Kinda getting the itch to buy a new gun and invest some of my stimmy $ :-)

What was the last production semi 22 with that was made of real all-american materials, namely steel & walnut, and made in USA?

I have other 22s, but kinda want something old school, but not necessarily ancient (maybe something from the 60s-70s). Also not really into tube mags.

The Marlin 60 might be the best fit for my definition (although I don't think walnut versions are very common), although that gun specifically doesn't really interest me.
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I doubt anyone would consider the Marlin 60 a "Walnut and Steel" .22; very liberal use of aluminum and plastic.

I'm thinking the last true walnut and steel semiauto 22 made in the US would be the T&C Classic, but I would not recommend investing in one of those. I would recommend the Winchester Model 63, but it does have the magazine tube...concealed in the buttstock, however. If you must have a detachable magazine, I would look at the Winchester Model 77 with the 8-round magazine. They were remarkably well machined and finished for their price point:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/894114725

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Probably beech not walnut but the Ruger 10/22 is about as American as any.

https://ruger.com/products/1022Carbi...eets/1103.html

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This is nice:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/898718035
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There is a current Ruger American that fits the description. Lipsey or Talo or something. Nice walnut, more than just 'wood'.

Edit: Sorry, I missed the semi-auto requirement.

Last edited by fourbore; 04-23-2021 at 03:58 PM. Reason: correction
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Probably beech not walnut but the Ruger 10/22 is about as American as any.Frank
Aluminum, not steel. And I dont think the op is talking about a stamped sheet metal receiver either.

Probably some Winchester or Remington variant, best bet would be a Browning SA, not American, but kinda.
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:35 PM
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Marlin 922M but it is a 22 Mag.You did say 22 Rimfire, so it qualifies I guess. Surely real steel and Walnut..

That would be a good choice for something in the later Category..Many older semi auto Walnut and steel out there..I also like the Marlin 99M1 and 989M2 series..

Browning may be a good choice to look at too..


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ls he looking for steel on steel/ steel barrel and receiver, Ruger cast alum. receiver I,m not sure about the Winchester 77 l like that better them what was mentioned so far, maybe l should buy it that would fill my line of 22 Winchesters, pump 61, lever 9422.
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:46 PM
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If the OP was considering the M60 as a candidate, I would suggest the walnut-stocked Marlin M990 in .22LR;

I'm not at the right computer now, but I will be able to drop in some pics later.
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I second TBR on the Winchester 63. Nothing else will fit the bill that I am aware, with the exception of the tube and I don't mind it in the buttstock. I owned two nice model 63's one with a 20" barrel and the other with the 23". I recommend a grooved receiver model 63 which will have the 23" barrel. Neither of mine would eject SV and I think You will probably find that to be true all around. But I always used high Vel. Hp's and that worked out very well. A guy I know had a near mint pre 64 Model 70 in .375 H &H that I had to have and both 63's along with some cash went to him!
If I was looking for a semi it would be a 63, no doubt about it!
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The Marlin 922M also has an aluminum receiver, and others have mentioned some bolt actions. The OP stated semiauto 22.

If you don't want to pony up for a 63, or simply cannot abide a tubular magazine, which I understand, I think the Winchester 77 is about it for US-made, detachable magazine fed, semiauto 22s that are good enough to recommend. If you can compromise on country of manufacture, the CZ 511 is a great little all-steel and walnut semiauto with a box magazine.

I know this is completely out of left field, but my lifelong search for the perfect "walnut and steel" box magazine fed semiauto ultimately led to the French Unique X-51. It is essentially a Winchester Model 63 but with a detachable box magazine and a Browning SA 22-style petite receiver. I have 3 of them, one high-grade (maybe the only one in the US) and two standard ones. They are completely handmade, as evidenced by the lack of parts interchangeability, and the build quality is second to none, but good luck finding one.
I restocked the engraved one but retained the original stocks:



I am a little surprised, though, at the lack of awareness here regarding the meaning of "walnut and steel" and which rifles have aluminum receivers .

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Badamba TBR that is way way PURDY!
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Well, since you mentioned it, here is a close up of the stock . The blank for this stock was the densest piece of English walnut I've ever held in my hands. It felt like a piece of wet ebony:


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I doubt anyone would consider the Marlin 60 a "Walnut and Steel" .22; very liberal use of aluminum and plastic.
Sry, I was thinking of a Savage 64.
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Sorry I was just relating Walnut and steel as in, not plastic

Aluminum is fine with me, plastic is not so much.
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