I bought this 1022 in maybe 1976. Loved this rifle well for decades.
Walnut stock was normal 1022 Carbine off the rack production.
It was a lovely rifle. I got a trigger job done on it and added a 4x Bushnell
Banner 22 scope. It shot where I looked.
I taught my daughter to shoot with it, and my wife of the time along with
various friends and some of their kids.
Most lately I took my Grandson out to the range and let him shoot it
after I'd taught him the basics on an even older Winchester Model 67A
which had belonged to my father.
I like using a single shot to teach kids what the whole sequence is about.
If they earn the right, they can shoot my 1022. Absolutely everyone who ever
shot it loved it. Lightweight and comfortable, dependable and reasonably
accurate... simply fun to shoot.
I sold this rifle in 2019 because my lady was fighting Cancer and we were moving to Tucson where her
grandson was, and I was selling pretty much everything I thought would raise some bucks. We didn't know if
we'd get hit with huge medical bills. I sold a lot of other stuff, guns, tools, fishing gear, guitars, my canoe...
Cindy sold clothes and beads... jewelry and artwork, furniture and her piano... things we didn't want to try and haul over Loveland Pass.
After she passed away in 2020, I began to try and re-figure my life. I realized I missed my 1022.
Don't ever sell your 1022 or your saddle, cowboy. I began to watch sales at Sportsman's Warehouse and some
of the smaller shops in Tucson. I found a new rifle soon enough. This new one's got a few more mods
of course. Laminated stock from Stocky's, BX trigger, Weaver 3x9 .22 scope, JWH bolt, factory barrel nylon bolt stop.
And here's a target with a 25 yard group and three 50 yard groups shot with whatever ammo was available
in April of 2021, prolly Aguila Super Extra... we didn't have too many choices then, and it was all overpriced.
Later on, we had zero choices. It all disappeared. Millions of us bought new weapons in 2021, didn't we...
I suppose competition .22 shooters with rifles they've sunk several thousand dollars into might scoff at
my shooting here, but I was pleased with my new 1022. I marked my POA with a star for each group.
Still fun to shoot, and I really like the Stocky's laminate. It fits me much better than my old rifle.