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Old 03-21-2017, 06:06 PM
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Of those 144 's listed above, is any more desirable over the others?
From what little I know, the 'B' is the heaviest barrel and has an adjustable trigger of sorts.
Any of those more accurate?
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:46 PM
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I only have a 144 & a 144LSB so can't comment on the others. My comment is also not fair to the 144 as I have had the 144LSB for over 40 years and favour it. The 144 I have only had for a few months and with the weather this year have not been out shooting much. I originally got the 144LSB and scoped it to be similar to my hunting rifle - scope and weight wise. Was very good & cheap practice. - Bill
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:06 PM
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I've been lucky enough to own all three, the LS, LSA and LSB. The first two were a full pound lighter than the LSB. All three delivered about equal and very acceptable accuracy. The barrel band on the LSB was a flimsy stamping whose threads could be easily stripped. The LS and LSA had solid barrel bands that did not strip out easily. This is important because varying barrel band pressure was important to achieving best accuracy. My personal feeling was that the LSB was unnecessarily heavy in both barrel and stock. All three have adjustable triggers.
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I have all three models. I think the barrel on the LSB is over kill for a 22LR.
The others have a medium heavy barrel Barrels are easy to remove,not easy on the LSB.
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I had all 4 models but sold couple already. But remember the 144LSB was made for big boys to shoot target with.
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I only have the LS model. Very accurate!
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There are 5 models, if you count the 144US trainer. From my little experience of shooting them, they all seem to shoot about the same.

Both the LSB and 144US have the heavy barrel, the other 3 have a standard barrel. With the LS, LSA and regular 144, only major difference between them was there sight option.

I would say, pick the one you like. If you are looking for resale down the road, then that would be a hard decision between your choices. The LSA was not the most expensive of the set, but the hardest one for me to find to complete my set
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The LSA was not the most expensive of the set, but the hardest one for me to find to complete my set
I have only the LSA, which I found at a local Gun Show, complete except magazine and spare front-sight inserts. No sling, but it did have the hand stop and swivels installed.

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I have the 144LSA and for the most part it shoots about a 97 using NRA official 25 yd targers and CCI standard ammo. The misses are usually about .05" off the ring.
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I have the 144LSA and for the most part it shoots about a 97 using NRA official 25 yd targers and CCI standard ammo. The misses are usually about .05" off the ring.

You need/want the other models as well!...
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You need/want the other models as well!...
Especially the 144LS, it was my first rifle.

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From what I understand, the LS was the original model the LSA was prior to 1979, and the LSB was produced after 1979
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As I have 2 144LSBs - One with serial # and one without I would suggest they were being produced before October 1968.
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I have one 144 US Property and at least a pair or multiples of the rest of the 144 series rifles with the exception of those listed below.
I am lacking a pre 1957 144 LS without the white butt plate spacer and am still trying to determine if they made any late plain144 rifles,pre-144LS, that had round bolt knobs instead of the t handles.
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