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Old 06-24-2021, 08:00 PM
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Why not buy a free pistol. Many use a Martini action, a falling block. My Hammerli 160 is a lot more accurate than you might imagine. I have never put a scope on it or shot it in a ransom rest so I can't talk about group sizes but it is easily the most accurate pistol I have ever shot.
Oh, about that screen name, I am a pistol High Master and former National Champion with that free pistol.
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:14 AM
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Convertions

Where would the T/C Contender fall in.
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:32 AM
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I mean if you just want to build an oddball, I’d be more intruiged by the possibilities presented by converting a pistol to a rifle
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Old 06-25-2021, 06:44 PM
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Where would the T/C Contender fall in.
Seen a lot of Contenders shoot, am also friends with J. D. Jones from SSK Industries who built some nice Contenders but haven't seen one that will shoot with a bolt gun.

Just my observations being around a lot of them, you'll be much happier with a bolt gun for serious accuracy.

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Old 06-26-2021, 10:30 PM
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Why not buy a free pistol. Many use a Martini action, a falling block. My Hammerli 160 is a lot more accurate than you might imagine. I have never put a scope on it or shot it in a ransom rest so I can't talk about group sizes but it is easily the most accurate pistol I have ever shot.
Oh, about that screen name, I am a pistol High Master and former National Champion with that free pistol.
Howdy,

Check your PM, please. I'm hoping to learn more about Free Pistols.

Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2021, 10:07 AM
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Just as a theoretical exercise, how would anybody really know, if someone were to build a bolt action pistol, in .22 rimfire, from say, an old pre-serial Marlin model 80?
You could easily do it and get away with it. However, if you ever draw the attention of law enforcement and have that "pistol" in your possession, you run the risk of being prosecuted. Case in point. About 25yrs ago or more, a friend and I were in an old abandoned clay pit doing some shooting. The law showed up and the officer took the time to run the serial number of every firearm we had, which was quite a few. We were asked to leave with a warning never to return. All it takes is an officer that knows a little about guns and you are in deep doo doo. One with no serial number to begin with is going to be scrutinized even more. As a 47yr old with a lot to lose, I would never even consider it. Buy a Charger, they're cheap and easy to modify.
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Old 06-27-2021, 10:22 AM
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Howdy,

Check your PM, please. I'm hoping to learn more about Free Pistols.

Thanks!

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E-Mail sent. Title: Free Pistol
Now that I think about it that might end up in your spam folder.
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Winchester did make some pistols based on the 1902 single shot bolt action.
https://www.gunsandammo.com/editoria...-pistol/250155
There is currently the Cricket 22lr bolt action pistol KSA693 Hunter. About $150 street price. Also the Chipmunk in a laminated stock.
https://www.keystonesportingarmsllc....pmunk-pistols/

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Where would the T/C Contender fall in.
I've shot a lot of Contenders over the years. A Contender with a 22 LR Match barrel and tuned trigger is very accurate, but not quite as accurate as my Exemplar, shooting them side by side. What I especially like about the Exemplar is the factory trigger. Also nice to be able to shoot repeat shots and be able to maintain my grip.
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Old 06-28-2021, 12:18 PM
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E-Mail sent. Title: Free Pistol
Now that I think about it that might end up in your spam folder.
Thanks!

Glad I saw this post, it DID end up in spam.

Reply sent.........could end up in your spam, too!

And thanks again!
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this is a anschutz 54 i had converted to pistol for unlimited metllic silhouette. my 2nd ugly gun,belly flop position. 10`` barrel and turned down to meet weight limit -imssu .these groups where shot off a rest using peep sights. i also have the 1st ugly gun i built on a 64 action with a 14`` barrel . shot sub 1`` group with a cheapo 4x scope . note i am in australia we can do this with permission from weapons lic. pics are 100m and 50m with the 54
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forgot pic of pistol
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found a better pic
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Pretty darn creative, I like it.

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Old 07-03-2021, 06:53 AM
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I agree the law is clear that a rifle cannot be converted to a pistol. But a person can build a pistol from scratch. Or purchase an 80% receiver and make up something like a 1911, AR or anything else. I am sure a person can make a pistol. The odd thing here is the conversion process is not allowed.

A person might want to research what is available at the 80% level. A rimfire receiver might be machined from hollow round stock. Very easy. There are no forward lugs. The barrel does not need to be threaded. I am sure there are steels that will take 22 LR pressure without heat treat.

Usually a right handed bolt pistol is based off a left handed receiver. Consider that. Not a deal breaker, just food for thought.

Most any LH bolt 22 could be a basis if the serialized receiver was replaced with one made at home. You could reuse the trigger and barrel or upgrade.
Too bad they dont make a LH Ruger American rimfire. A RH conversion seems very do-able in a home shop making a new receiver from round stock.
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