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Old 09-14-2020, 09:01 AM
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A rebuilt rifle with no real collectors value but pretty neat.
"Neat" doesn't do that rifle justice my friend.

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Old 09-15-2020, 06:57 PM
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Do it yourself.................

Based on your wants, you might be more satisfied if you build a rifle. Start with a rimfire Winchester 1885 and go from there. I went thru all that about 40 years ago and wound up with a really great rifle. I relined the barrel, chambered it for 22WRM, added the single set trigger bits and whittled out a stock with drop and cast off that fits my body. I can close my eyes, shoulder the rifle and be looking right thru the scope! Speaking of scope, it is a 6x24x50AO. The adjustable objective lens is important as you will want to sight it in a 50 yds sometimes and longer ranges at other times. My rifle wound up being a real tack driver and can make itty bitty groups at 100yds! A picture:
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:06 AM
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That rifle is slick my friend,,,

That rifle is slick my friend,,,
But I would be too cautious about a "build-my-own" rifle.

I simply don't have the knowledge/means to do so.

I grew up in the 50's,,,
But I never wanted a custom car,,,
Just something with quality out of the factory.

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Old 09-16-2020, 10:24 AM
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Don't know until you try............

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That rifle is slick my friend,,,
But I would be too cautious about a "build-my-own" rifle.

I simply don't have the knowledge/means to do so.

I grew up in the 50's,,,
But I never wanted a custom car,,,
Just something with quality out of the factory.

Aarond

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Don't sell yourself short! You would be amazed at what you can do/learn to do if the desire is really there. The only thing I farmed out on my rifle was having the barrel relined and chambered. Probably cost a couple of hundred dollars. I found engineering drawings for the set trigger parts and got a machinist friend to make the parts in exchange for some work on his car. The stock started out as a cured walnut rifle blank and I cut, scraped and sanded until it had the shape I wanted. Before then, I had never tried to restock a rifle (and haven't since!). I think I paid about $250 for the original rifle and another $300 or so for the barrel work and the stock blank. The many hours of labor were free of charge! Will you get tired and frustrated? Of course. But, you can just put everything down for a few days and pick back up where you left off later.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:19 PM
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My morning at work was very slow,,,

My morning at work was very slow,,,
So I Googled "online gun stores" and went searching for an 1885 Rimfire Hunter.

I went through three pages of links and while about 2/3 of them listed the rifle,,,
Not a one of them had one in stock.

I did join several sites that have back in stock notifications,,,
So I'll just pigeon hole the money and hope for the best.

They were all right at $1,195.00 so I guess it really doesn't matter where I find one,,,
I'll just put my mind in "be patient" mode and wait.

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Not in .22lr, but another rimfire.

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