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Old 11-18-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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I was in a local gun shop the other day he had an old 22 pump he said was from the thirties. It was a pump with an octagon barrel and a a tip up adjustable peep sight. I didn't have my firearms Id card so couldn't check it out. From what I could see it was in great shape.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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First, it's a shame that you would need a "Firearms ID" card to check out a dealers firearm. I am sorry for your laws. As Blue as Washington State is, we still have great laws for gunowners.

Those old pump .22's can be fun and a good conversation piece when your are out plinking.

If it were me, and I were interested, here is what I would do.

Get the info, do some research and see what a fair price is for one in similar condition. Heck he should give you all the info you need over the phone to get started.

Next, you'll want to make sure that it's a shooter, hopefully you can trust your LGS.
If not you'll have to work some kind of inspection. You, a knowledgable friend or another gunsmith.

Depending on what you want, it may or may not be worth it. Remember that parts could be a problem if something 'breaks' right after you own it.
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I would have my card with me any time I walked into a gun store!

KG7IL has some good advice. Those can be really pricey though so be prepared. I wish I had the Winchester pump my father-in-law used to have.
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I would have my card with me any time I walked into a gun store!
Wow, . How can my blue state be so good to me.

I just walk into a store and ask to see whatever I want.
If a person looks to be 18/21, they may be asked for regular ID, i.e. Drivers License.

If they attempt that here, we'll want a bunch of you to move here and change our politicians.
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Wow, . How can my blue state be so good to me.

I just walk into a store and ask to see whatever I want.
If a person looks to be 18/21, they may be asked for regular ID, i.e. Drivers License.

If they attempt that here, we'll want a bunch of you to move here and change our politicians.
That's how it is here in Cali, I was just saying that if we had that stupid FOID card requirement here I would always have it with me. We do have to have a handgun safety card to purchase a handgun though. It is good for 5 years, you pay $20 and take a test to get one. I think its 30 questions. I always get 100% correct on it.
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These dicussions run off more rails than Casey Jones ever did!

To the Original Poster- call the seller, ask if he can give you the make and the model. Post that information here, and we can possibly get you started on a range of values. Without that, have not a freaking clue- crystal ball is back in the shop for an oil change.
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old 22 pump.
also... if you do spring on this pump, be sure to check what 22 ammo it requires.

If it's a thirties gun, I would think that it would handle standard velocity long rifle. but that's up to you to check. Get the 'exact' chambering from the barrel and take a look at this (or similar) information.
http://www.chuckhawks.com/history_rimfire_ammo.htm

also .... remember I am no expert, just a guy with a keyboard.
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Thanks good points on the phone call. Second, I didn't know there was a gun shop there it's new I stumbled on it. You're right New Jersey gun laws suck, but this is where I work so I deal with it. You ought to try the pistol laws, 3or4 months for a purchase permit.
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Better idea- I live in Virginia. Purchase process is 3-4 MINUTES!

And DO check caliber closely- there were OTHER 22s back then besides .22 LR. Like 22 Winchester, 22 Remington, etc. And those do not fire .22 LR ammo. And are dang near impossible to find.
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Its probably a Marlin or Winchester...given the sketchy description...
definitely call & get a MFR & model number!!
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