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Old 05-23-2021, 09:34 AM
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No pictures, sorry, just a little story. I'm a Brno fan, currently own about 15 Brno 22's and have had dozens come and go. Anyway, because of "life" I don't get to shoot that much, but yesterday I had a brief opportunity so I grabbed a 1957 model 2, which I had purchased about two years ago, tucked away in the safe and never shot. I put an old Weaver K4 micro track on it, bore sighted and ran too the range. I had Sk standard + and CCI sv. Fired 2 shots at 50 yds, about 3"s low, 2"s left, adjusted, next 3 were about 1/2' high of the bull and in 3/8th group. Since I only had a few minutes, I shot two, 5 shot groups of Sk and two 5 shot groups of CCI (All I really wanted was to get it sighted in.). Wind was gusting at about 9 mph, largest group was 5/8th, smallest 3/8ths, average 1/2 inch. Now I know that's not enough to really say much, but you gotta love it when a 64 year old rifle shows promise like that, and with a 4x scope that isn't much younger! That's why I love Brnos, they just put a smile on my face!
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Old 05-23-2021, 10:33 AM
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Mine put a smile on my face every time I have them out. I have but four Model 1s and all are very accurate and not ammo fussy. I believe the Model 1 to be one of the sweetest handling .22s ever made. But I am biased.

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Old 05-23-2021, 10:43 AM
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Love Brno stories! Love my Brno 4, and 452's, and 527's, and..... Thank YOU for posting....
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Old 05-23-2021, 11:49 AM
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Well, I know everyone has there own opinions, and that's the way it should be, but I've spent the last 40 years chasing the "ideal" sporter, and I've had some very nice ones, but I always come back too the Brnos and I agree 100% with you dbr65, it's hard to improve on a Brno model 1. A clean, walnut, checkered model 1, properly adjusted 2 stage trigger and a trim 2-7x scope, very near to perfection in my mind.
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Old 05-23-2021, 12:39 PM
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ahhh, that's nice when it comes together like that.

I have a model four that was made in 1957, same as me.

I have to get it to the range here soon and spend some time with it.
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Old 05-23-2021, 01:19 PM
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No pictures? Aren't there some RFC monitors who contact you if you start posting without pics...? lol

Here's my early Model 1, with a steel tube Sears 3X (Weaver K-3) in Lynx mounts.
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Old 05-23-2021, 02:32 PM
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Ooooooops..... Here it is:
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Ever noticed how overbuilt the Brno 1s are? The trigger guards are of heavier steel, the magazine release is thicker than the later Model 2s. So are the triggers. The locking lugs are beefier than the Model 2 and the extractors are wider than the later rifles. This isn't all necessary and was eliminated on later rifles but it does add quality to the older Brno Model 1s.
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Old 05-23-2021, 03:19 PM
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I wasn't going to do it, but since you started it, Kragman, below are some pics of my "embellished" Model 1. Oh, and that's a checkered Buffalo Horn buttplate.

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Old 05-23-2021, 06:38 PM
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Beautiful Model 1. Did you make the stock and Butt plate
Doug?
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:14 PM
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Now THAT is not a Ruger 10/22. Even the butt plate screws are properly lined up.
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:22 PM
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Yep, that's pure art.

Here's my first one. Saved her from a wretched existence of abuse. Looked like somebody had been using a concrete wall for a shooting rest directly against the bbl, and it just got worse from there. Sent her off for a refinish, and had NP3 applied to bolt/trigger group. Has the most satisfying trigger now. Also sent the old weaver off for a reticle change to a MIL-dot type. Denny sent me the new stock. It's all a very handy squirrel getter now. Started my love affair for the BRNO model 1's with this one.

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dbr65, nice, very nice.

Its one of those guns that needs plenty of space in the safe.

Lots of dings happen in them metal boxes
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Beautiful Model 1. Did you make the stock and Butt plate
Doug?

I truly wish I had the skills to do something like that. The stock came from Gunville -- a high-grade Black Walnut that was partially inletted. I sent it off to Rock Creek Armory and Ken did a great job with final inletting and a TruOil finish. But the real finishing job, including re-shaping the butt stock, checkering, re-shaping, polishing and re-bluing the trigger guard/bottom metal, and the final stock finish was done by RFC's own ek-marlin-424, a man of spectacular talent. One of my most treasured rifles.

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