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Old 01-03-2017, 10:39 AM
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I know this is a long shot, and I am going by memory...about 15 years ago a friend of mine , who is dead now, had a single shot 22 that I believe fired from an open bolt and was made somewhere in the dakotas?? what I remember was it was an ugly clunky contraption with a wood grained plastic grip/ stock that went part way up the barrel...I think it was called a Frontier?? or maybe Scout or pioneer??odd looking thing sort of reminded me of a cheap BB gun??? anybody have any idea what this was..I want to say it was made in the 60's or 70's..????
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:20 AM
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There's any number of homemade guns like that out there, but the few commercial specimens are AFAIK bolt-action handguns.

If you google "open bolt .22 single-shot pistol" and go to "images", there may be a pic of one that fits your memory.






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Old 01-03-2017, 11:26 AM
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mossbergnut,

Could it be a "WAMO 'HAMILTON'"?:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=404737



I am not sure that it fires from an open bolt, though.

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Old 01-03-2017, 12:07 PM
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I have googled, found nothing, and no it wasn't a Wham-o either...at one time I knew the correct name and had found one on Gunbroker, But, I have forgotten and have had no luck finding it back, It was not a bolt action, it resembled a modern automatic, almost looked like a toy..?? but was single shot. I seem to remember it was made in South Dakota or maybe Nebraska?
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Big Horn Arms, Watertown, S.D...I found a picture but can't figure out how to paste it here?https://goo.gl/images/2lSc8p
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Wow - that really DID fall out of the ugly tree and whack every branch on the way down.

Or it could be just me - tastes are many and varied.....
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"America's most beautiful target pistol"...

or at least that is what the marketing hype called it. Manufactured in Watertown, SD by Bighorn Arms Co., and named "The Bighorn". Fires .22 short and is a "single shot semi-automatic". Fired from open bold. Sold for around $10 in the late 50's.
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It looks like it'd be fairly easy to make from scratch + a barrel at home, or convert a repeating autoloader to an auto-ejecting single-shot.



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