I just bought a 2nd-hand Springfield Model 56: I'm wondering how people go about "testing" a rifle when they buy one 2nd-hand??
on top of the barrel are stamped
"Springfield Manufactured by J. Stevens Arms Company"
Chicopee Falls Mass. USA Cal .22 S.L. or L.R. MODEL 56
I'm familiar with my Remington 870 Shotgun but have had little to do with rifles.
I've taken the bolt both in and out, put the magazine in & out, pulled the trigger once.
my question is "How do I go about testing this rifle.
- just shoot a box of shells thru her?
- What does S.R. or L.R. signify?
I want to reduce the rabbit population on my my 10 acres
Suggestions - comments questions welcomed