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Old 05-02-2021, 06:20 PM
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Hi everybody,

I inherited a .22 rifle from my grandfather a while back, and I'm having trouble identifying it. The markings on it are Ranger 101.12. When I looked up 101.12 all I get are results saying it's a .410 shotgun, but it's a .22LR tube-fed bolt action rifle. It was in my brother's possession for a while and he said it needs a new firing pin. I have no idea how to disassemble the bolt to replace the pin, but I can't even try finding a new firing pin unless I can tell what make/model this thing is. If any of you can help me I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks for looking.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:06 PM
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"Ranger" was a Sears trade name a few decades ago.
My Gun Parts Corporation, 19th edition, says that there isn't a "Ranger 101.12", but there is a a Sears 101.12 that is actually a Stevens model 39, but that is a bolt action .410.
There is a Ranger 101.2, that was a Savage model 238, but I don't have any info on that one.

Can you verify the model number, and maybe post a pic or two?

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Old 05-02-2021, 09:18 PM
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And to muddy it further, I have my G-dad's 'Ranger' that is a rebranded Marlin. Look up some pics of old Marlin bolt actions, you might find a close match.

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Old 05-03-2021, 07:20 AM
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pictures go a long, long way in helping.
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Old 05-03-2021, 11:28 AM
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Perhaps the OP is misreading the model number. A (Sears) Ranger model 101.13 would correspond to a Stevens model 86-7 which is a tube fed .22 bolt action.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:43 PM
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Old 05-03-2021, 05:46 PM
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I took the liberty of enlarging and enhancing your rifle's ID number. It does look, at first glance, to be a 101.12 model but if you look at this picture below, it also looks like a 101.16. The Ranger Model 101.16 IS a Sears .22 rifle that was made from 1939-1942. I think that is the confusion since the Model 101.12 is indeed the .410 shotgun. Somewhat of an optical illusion. The "6" is lower than the rest of the numbers.

Hope it still shoots well. Not worth much except as a fun shooter or family treasure!
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for your help!
I just cleaned the area up a bit with some oil and a brush and honestly it still looks like its marked .12 to me. I looked around a bit for images of a Sears 101.16 rifle and they all seem to have a different looking rear portion of the bolt, I don't know if that matters. Mine seems like an oddity. Unfortunately, it doesn't shoot at all right now since the firing pin's broken (snapped off at the front). Makes me sad because this is the first rifle I ever shot.
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:58 PM
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Wonder if the f-pin is just stuck?
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:58 AM
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It's a version of the Savage Model 5 which all had the 'speed lock' bolt but from the parts list it looks like the earlier design bolt used the same pin.

gunpartscorp.com/sav/5-sav
This parts list shows early and later bolt parts, the earlier cocking piece is item 30 and item 31 is the later type like yours. The Stevens 86's were the same action.

gunpartscorp/389070C

I think the box magazine fed versions should have the same firing pins but the parts list have slightly different numbers even thought the pictures look identical.

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Hey, thank you! That was very helpful! I took apart the bolt and cleaned it out really well, the firing pin actually does look fine, but it was pretty nasty in there, so I cleaned it out really well. The pin seems to move a lot better now. I tried cycling a round through and it doesn't want to extract, the right side extractor was really weak, so I went ahead and ordered a replacement. I took apart both extractors and the spring on the left side looks way different, I think someone (my Bro most likely) tried to replace it with a spring from something else. Thank you all for your help, if I get it working I'll post an update, if anyone's interested.
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Hey, thank you! That was very helpful! I took apart the bolt and cleaned it out really well, the firing pin actually does look fine, but it was pretty nasty in there, so I cleaned it out really well. The pin seems to move a lot better now. I tried cycling a round through and it doesn't want to extract, the right side extractor was really weak, so I went ahead and ordered a replacement. I took apart both extractors and the spring on the left side looks way different, I think someone (my Bro most likely) tried to replace it with a spring from something else. Thank you all for your help, if I get it working I'll post an update, if anyone's interested.
The extractors should have different amounts of tension. 1 fairly weak and the other is really stiff. This is so one side will release when it hits the ejector and force it out in the right direction.

If it is not extracting I'd check that the extractor paws are not worn causing poor engagement with the cartridge case rim.
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:28 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. The left extractor does look a little more rounded than the right, guess I'll have to replace that.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:41 AM
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As Catt57 said the left extractor has to allow the rim of the cartridge to snap over it for ejection, it will look more rounded than the right, more like a triangle. The right one does most, or all, of the initial extraction and the left keeps the rim from slipping off the right extractor until ejection and adds some residence to the case to get firm ejections.

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