Found one of these cute little rascals at the Gun Show this weekend
Got lucky & found the owners manual
This is a type II Model B, evidently...lever on right side with button on top.
Interestingly, it says it "Shoots the new High-Speed greaseless cartridge, along with standard makes of .22 Long Rifle High Speed & low pressure ammo with lubricated bullet."
That makes me wonder if it could handle High Velocity ammo, or should I stick to Standard Velo, like my 1913 Marlin 37 uses??
I'm guessing that it's a 1938? or 39?, serial 54XXX, right in the middle of production.
It does have the HS logo on the grips.
I pretty much think it's a shooter...the blueing is a little jacked on the right side...looks like someone stored it for years & it stuck to whatever it was sitting on. Otherwise the bluing on the top & left side is dang near perfect.
Although, I'm thinking Hard Chrome plating might make it really look nice, along with maybe adding some checkering to the front/rear of the grip handle...it's kinda slippery.
The guy said he cleaned it before he brought it to the show...LMAO!!! I could tell there was grit in it when I worked the action there...and could see that if he thought that was cleaning, he needed to rethink the word...LOL
After a quick breakdown (Dang, these are EASY) & cleanup, the guts look pretty good now.
I'm going to test-fire it either mon/tue and then break it down again...maybe polish the rails/slide/feed throat a bit.
I am getting really stoked about this one...I do love older guns, especially if they work right