1948 Remington Pump .22 Rifle

1948 Remington Pump .22 Rifle

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    1948 Remington Pump .22 Rifle

    I took my favorite 22 rifle with me yesterday shooting at my buddy's farm. We stuck a couple bowling pins on the hill right at 180 yards. I was able to hit them with the old open iron sites an average of 1 out of 13 times (). Once out of each tube. When I sighted it in, I sighted it at 50 yards so I wasn't expecting a whole lot. The .22 lr seemed to barely knocked the pins over. Next time, I'm taking my Henry Lever Action .22 Magnum. The plinkers are just plain fun to shoot!!!
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    I have what I believe to be an 1899/early 1900's Winchester bolt action .22. On the barrel it says ".22 short, long, or extra long". I've never used it for anything but shorts, but it is wonderfully accurate up to 100yds.

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    Sounds good. Can't beat some of those old .22 rifles.
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    That is a very nice rifle!
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    Is that an old Fieldmaster? My dad has one from the early 1950s. Great little shooter
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    Hi Bigdude;

    Is that a Model 121? It looks like one. A good, sturdy rifle designed by John Pedersen of Pedersen Device fame. There is a lot of entertainment value in a rifle like that. Thanks for posting it.
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    It is a Remington Filedmaster model 121 pump action. Made in July 1948. Shoots short, long, and long rifle. I shot long rifles yesterday. I had one like this when I was a kid and I recall as a youngster loading it up with .22 shorts and shooting what seemed like all day long.

    A pump .22 is about as much fun as a person can legally have. Same with a lever action 22.
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    I agree, GREAT gun. I have one also, my Dad won it in a ten cent/ticket raffle drawing back in the early 50's. That little .22 was a significant gun for me growing up, even today whenever I pick it up it instantly feels like it's part of me.

    I remember once setting up a couple of 5 gal metal cans and walking what seemed like a ridiculous distance away. Even with those "young eyes" then, I could barely see the cans, it was great fun hitting those cans that far with iron sights.

    BugDude, your 121 has a take-down screw?
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    Yes, it has a takedown screw.
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    Very classic rifle, nice.
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    I have long wanted a pump .22. By the time I was born and started shooting, it seems they had pretty much gone out of style. But one day I will add one to my collection, that is a fine example you have Bugdude.

    As far as the pins, shooting them dead center with a .22 won't always do the trick. If you want them to be more reactive, you could put a board on some cinder blocks, and line pins up along the board. Of course then you need to make multiple trips to set them back up.
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