A couple more for the weekend. This is a Taurus model 63 which is a copy of the Winchester 63 22 lr. It doesn't have a handle or latch to grab to retract the bolt, instead you push on the rod at the tip of the forearm. I bought this one at a flea market a few years ago. I picked it up off a table and looked it over. It was very lightly used. I pulled the magazine tube out of the buttstock to make sure it wasn't bent or dented and while I was looking over the tube I sat the rifle down on the table on the butt and when I picked it up there was a live round on the table. It appears that the last time it was unloaded someone took the magazine tube out and let the rounds drop out of the magazine but the front one was stuck and didn't fall out till I bumped the gun on the table. It was just sitting there in the rifle waiting for someone to pick it up, cycle the bolt and pull the trigger. If I had retracted the bolt to check the chamber I may have seen the round ready to be fed but maybe not. Remember ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED. ALWAYS!
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis