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Old 08-04-2009, 10:18 PM   #21
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I'm not buying it guys. She's just wanting me to look around.

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #22
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I'm not buying it guys. She's just wanting me to look around.
It's good that you can see that. The biggest question about all of this is: Is the relationship with the gal worth $500 of .22 lr. If the answer is "yes", then there would be no hesitation to buy a Henry or better. If the answer is "no", then it's a cheaper .22 lr that shoots safely. Been there, done that.

Good job, Jiro.
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"but that's just to damn much for a .22"

I hate to quote mighty Winchester but click here:

My Winchester* 9422 high grade********************************************* ********** 1975 Vintage AD

I feel the same way about Browning.

GoodLuck and be glad she has good taste. $500 shoes don't last near as long.

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Has your girlfriend shot a lever action .22? They work pretty well and are easy to shoot. I don't think that a semi would be much better than a lever for practical purposes.

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Has your girlfriend shot a lever action .22? They work pretty well and are easy to shoot. I don't think that a semi would be much better than a lever for practical purposes.
+1 to that.

I have a Henry Golden boy I got about 5 years ago and that is one accurate, SWEET shooting rifle. The action is smooth as butter, the fit and finish is as good as you'll find on any rifle (center fire included) and I can hit soda cans using the factory iron sights all day at 100 yards. BTW, if you've priced and held/shot one you know this is NOT one of those "cheap" plinkers but a quality, finely made tool. FWIW, Henry makes the same gun in a less expensive, not quite as fancy all steel model, but the quality is the same.
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I tried to get her into lever action...but she wants semi auto at first.

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Didn't Annie Oakley use slide action rifles at some point? Henry and Taurus are western style.

Yes, Annie used a 22 slide action, and a 22 semiauto, but the 22 Marlin 39 was her usual 22 gun for most of her demonstrations.

I have 20 Marlin 39's.

My family is from the west, and we also had a Savage 29 slide action - I can personally verfiy that the Savage 29 was definitely a gun used in the west in the early 1900's. Ditto for the Winchester 61, and the Remington 572.

Its hard to find a "western" looking 22 semiauto, because, there virtually was none in general use until about the mid 1900's. Maybe a few here and there before ww2, but I dont know of anyone out there who had a semi-22 prior to the early 1900s.

If I understand you right, it sounds like an impossible task .................How can you find an "old west" version of a semiauto 22 if virtually nobody had one, or an old west version of the ColtAR-15 which also nobody had back then?
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Go on Gunbroker, gunsamerica, auction arms, and look for a marlin 39 centennial (made in 1970 only). It has an octogon barrel, brass curved western style buttplate, and its really very very light. Show it to her and she will love it, even though its lever action. I have a few of them - but they cost around $500-1000. They are PRETTY!!!

I bet she cant look at it and not fall in love with it.

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She wants something that looks like this

But in semi-auto.
NOw that I think about it, Mossberg had a semi-auto carbine, that looked like a lever action carbine-without the lever, back in the 1960's.

The Mossberg 432

http://www.box54.com/432.jpg




(Regardless, I still recommend the Marlin 39 100% )
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