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Old 09-15-2019, 02:21 PM
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My son-in-law recently acquired a .22 bolt-action rifle that we are trying to identify (sorry, no photos). Description:

There is a groove in the fore stock
There is a recess in the stock to accommodate the bolt knob
The bolt knob is knurled and hollowed out
The magazine is a removable box-type
The rear sight is adjustable and the blade folds
The safety is a swinging Mauser-type

On top of the receiver, immediately in front of the rear sight, are the following markings:
UMC 2
1972
U-2851

Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:43 PM
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:25 PM
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:59 PM
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You nailed it farriar! Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:03 PM
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Not trying to belabor the obvious but I simply put UMC2 rifle in Google and pushed the magic button.

Is "Google is your friend" a meme?
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:14 PM
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Well take the credit because we were all impressed!
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:19 PM
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:38 PM
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Got one myself.

Not the prettiest rifle, but this one is a real good shooter. Likes a vigorous bolt cycle, ejection on these can be a little weak.

I mounted an old Bushnell .22 scope on it. Had to undercut the ‘scope groove’ a bit to achieve a solid mount.

A few years back these were fairly common, you could pick them up for abt $100.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:47 PM
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I knew a fellow that bought one.
It shot ok and functiond great.
He liked it so well he bought another and it had problems feeding.
He swapped magazines with the good rifle and it still wouldnt feed, he bought 3 extra magazines thinking one would work.
Then one day during a blizzard as we sat at the table we detail cleaned that rifle that wouldnt feed.
The issue was cosmoline in the ejector on the lefthand side.
It serves a dual function to help feed cartridge's on chambering and as a ejector on extraction.
So if you run into a M69 that wont feed, you might want to check that the ejector is free to move easily.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:14 AM
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I own one of these cool .22 rifles. As far as feeding issues...mine doesn't feed hollowpoints worth a hoot. It feeds about any round-nose bullets fine.

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Old 11-23-2019, 11:48 AM
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OP, see my thread for the M1969 in the Military Trainers forum.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:55 PM
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I tuned one of these up for a coworker several years ago. If you're willing to destroy the "collector value" they really look pretty nice with a fully reworked stock. That dark brown varnish makes them look worse than they really are. The trigger was pretty nice in this example.
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