Originally Posted by Bill of Ojai
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?