Just scored an H&R 150 Leatherneck - Page 2 - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 02-18-2019, 08:42 PM
dalbert
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
May 2010
Location: 
Ohio
Posts: 
29
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)


Log in to see fewer ads
Quote:
Originally Posted by n64atlas View Post
BTW, there was standard model 150/151 and a deluxe versions of these. You have the standard version. Mine is the deluxe. I think Gun Parts has it wrong on the old/new version. I will check with DAlbert and see if he has any company papers on these models.
n64atlas,

I consulted two H&R catalogs that I have in my collection, and their accompanying Consumer Price Lists. One is dated October 1, 1949, and the other January 18, 1952. Neither of these mention a standard and deluxe version available within the Models 150 or 151. I have always thought of the 150 as the standard version, and the 151 as the deluxe version. If you have anything to substantiate a deluxe version within each model, I am interested to learn more.

gcrank1,

I would like to see photos of your rifle. If you are willing to send them to me, I can post the photos here for you. I am currently 240 pages into a book project on Reising .22's, so I'm interested in anything unusual.

I will also mention that out of my many Reising .22's, my Model 150 is my favorite to shoot.

Thanks!

David Albert
[email protected]
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-18-2019, 09:08 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Thanx much David!
I was pleased today to discover it rocks through my cheap bucket Golden Bullets.
Sent pics to your e-dress 2-19 @ 11:40ish am.

Last edited by gcrank1; 02-19-2019 at 10:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-18-2019, 09:53 PM
n64atlas
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Location: 
Ohio
Posts: 
2,638
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
David

I can't look at my 150 as I'm in a recovery home for a while. I'm stuck in a wheelchair till my feet heal up. I believe the deluxe term was on the barrel of either the 150 or the 151. Again, I can't check this for a month or so as that is about how long I will be here.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-19-2019, 10:03 PM
dalbert
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
May 2010
Location: 
Ohio
Posts: 
29
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
gcrank1,

Thank you for forwarding the photos of your Model 150 to me today. The long metal trigger guard that extends to the magazine well is something that I had not noticed previously. In reviewing my photos and notes of Model 150's, and my own rifle, I found that it appears to be a characteristic from about the 4000 serial number range and up. Yours is the second highest serial number I have recorded among the 27 Model 150's I have documented. Thank you for pointing this out, as I will note the feature in my book.

Here are 3 photos from the examples you sent. The finish seems to be the same as the finish applied to Model 65's. I have not seen this on a Model 150 before.



Thanks!

David Albert
[email protected]

Last edited by dalbert; 02-19-2019 at 10:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-19-2019, 10:31 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
David, dont read too much into the color, after having the barreled action out several times and dismounting both the front ramp and the Marbles open rear sight there are remnants of a rich, dark bluing over a well polished surface as well as some powdery white residue in the crannys. I am convinced it was originally commercial blue and perhaps roughly stripped with some solution (thus the white residue), rinsed? and perhaps a wipe on finish applied. Maybe this greenish cast is what comes of whatever brand cold bluing over the stripped surface? Maybe, years back, there was a home 'park' kit or chemical to give that mil-look color? It is kinda cool, I could see using that on a number of projects if I knew what it was.

Last edited by gcrank1; 04-16-2019 at 08:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-22-2019, 04:39 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
We got up to 32F today, sunny, and the space I had shoveled the 14" snow off the back deck dried out.
Stepped back there with the 150 and Remmy Goldens unsorted out of the bucket.
Hit the 50yd. std size hanging chic silhouette 4 of 10 shots with open sights and heavy, coarse trigger, no malfunctions since abandoning the Win. bulk pack.
It is so tempting now to glue a basic Williams peep atop the receiver and knock in a Lyman 17A front....
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-22-2019, 04:42 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
N64atlas, looking forward to your release and comparing notes/details with you, heal well and fast
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-23-2019, 11:21 AM
n64atlas
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Location: 
Ohio
Posts: 
2,638
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gcrank1 View Post
It is so tempting now to glue a basic Williams peep atop the receiver and knock in a Lyman 17A front....
Or find a M165 or a M151 😉
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-16-2019, 08:36 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
How are you doing these daze Atlas? Any shooting?
We had a mid 60sF and sunny/no wind much of today so I played as much as possible (AMAP? is that a new acronym?) with a number of rifles.
This Leatherneck 150 is fun! was dancing leaves and ground spots up the 50yd range walk from 25yd on with the open sights and Blazers then finished off with the 50yd std. size swinging chix sil.
Wishing I had another 5rd or even a 10rd mag.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-16-2019, 09:26 PM
n64atlas
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Location: 
Ohio
Posts: 
2,638
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
May get out of the rehad home soon. Hope to get to the range when I start driving again
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-25-2019, 04:42 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
This is my understanding:
The model 150 is the Marbles open sighted sporting version and came with a 5rd blued magazine, bead? front sight a 3/8" dovetail on a sporting ramp (which is held to a barrel dovetail).
The model 151 was contemporary with the 150, had the Redfield rear peep, a different front sight, a blade, on the same ramp with the same 5rd blued magazine.
The 65, 165, and the late version MC-58, a modified 65, are said to have come with a 10rd. parkerized magazine.
The Reising website says all the 22LR magazines interchange, they do not.
There was also an H&R Targeteer, apparently a bolt action version of the Reising. The mags for it seem to be un-parked.
Gunparts Corp. parts schematic for the 150/151 shows a couple of different length magazine wells also.
There must be at least two magazine latches.
The 5rd mags I have in house are in two different lengths, one that sits pretty flush and one that extends a bit down.
I will call the mags, both 5 and 10rd, the 'long' mags because they are long enough to hang well out beneath.
Finding a couple more magazines for my 150 has been....interesting. The original type 5rd. fits pretty much flush up to the bottom metal and there is on mine an aux. mag ejection/assist spring. The mag latch on mine has a projection lip on the spring to engage a lug affixed to the flat back of the magazine. For the flush fitting 5rd the lip is up in the mag well about at the stock belly level and the mag lug a bit higher on the mag than on the 10rd and the longer 5rd.
Looking at the somewhat contemporary MC-58 mod 65 pics I see a mag latch that seems very much like my late Mdl 150, hmmmm.
On the long mags that lug is about '1 lug lower'; ie, the top of the lug is about where the bottom of the lug is on the 5rd. This, of course, does not let the 150 latch engage and hold the longer mags.
If I change the latch spring to the long type it wont hold the original 5rd
I sit here now with 3 different magazines only one of which latches up and thus feeds properly. Im suspecting that the longer 5 and 10 rd'ers work interchangeably on a model with the correct latch for where there lug is on the back of the mags.
I dont recall finding online in my research regarding this other than some comments regarding the latch lug in the 'wrong place' primarily about the aftermarket mags. Mine are all H&R marked.
So much for having a fun mix of 5 and 10 rd magazines right now......and Im guessing there is somebody else out there that has the opposite 'set' to mine.

Last edited by gcrank1; 04-26-2019 at 06:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-13-2019, 11:34 PM
gcrank1's Avatar
gcrank1

Join Date: 
Apr 2018
Location: 
south central WI, USA
Posts: 
3,508
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
It has responded to my attentions quite well. Even with the open sights and my eye it shoots where it is pointed, still effectively popping the fall leaves on the path out to my 50yd backstop and dropping the steel targets from a very casual across the deck rail 'rest'. It has continued functioning fine with Blazers HV, my current go-to for plinking.
The leisurely 'ka-chunk, ka-chunk' of the action is distinctively different from my other auto-loaders.

Last edited by gcrank1; 10-13-2019 at 11:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scored a 1963 Bearcat today jgwills Bearcat 20 12-17-2018 06:03 AM
My H&R 929 and H&R 676... Duckfood Marlin - H&R - NEF 1 06-27-2018 05:53 PM
H&R Leatherneck 150 Question sam1300 Marlin - H&R - NEF 1 03-02-2018 01:39 PM
Scored a nice H&R 165 Leatherneck this week! dmthomp32 Marlin - H&R - NEF 3 04-18-2017 11:47 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 AM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x