Mine was a youth-sized Ithaca model 49 single shot .22 lever action. Many tin cans and soda pop bottles fell prey to that little gun.
I'm surprised that I didn't find it while clamming at low tide.Actually my first rimfire was a 22 short Zip Gun...I tossed my 1st rimfire into the Great South Bay off Long Island.
I lived in Seaford for 58yrs before escaping to FlaI'm surprised that I didn't find it while clamming at low tide.
I spent my early formative years in Merrick, back when there were still "truck" farms on Long Island, and Grumman was still building F4Fs and F6Fs.
Where were you living?
I built my share of zip guns, but only after we'd moved to Manhattan.
I used car-antenna tubing, wrapped with wire.
Yep, the way things are supposed to be. I learned on a Savage, don’t recall model #, bolt action that my Dad bought used in Ketchikan back in 47 or 48. He taught his brother, sister, all us kids and numerous grandkids, nephews and nieces with that rifle.Stevens Model 66B. That's a bolt-action with a tubular magazine. I love the notion of bolt-action .22 rifles with tubular magazines.