02-22 question

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by mowgli, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. mowgli

    mowgli New Member

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    hello members my question is, I am picking up a winchester model 02-22 short pat. in 1899 believe it was built in around 1914-1919. it says long and extra long on it wondering what rounds it is chambered for. I believe it takes shorts and longs but unsure about the extra longs, or if I can even get extra longs. I would appreciate any info, this is a kids gun with extra long and detailed trigger guard. thanks mowgli
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You will not find extra longs except among cartridge collectors. It is an obsolete round that went out of production in 1935.

    In THEORY- a rifle chambered for /22 Extra Long will also shoot shorts, longs, and long rifles. I would STUDIOUSLY avoid any high speed/ ultra/ golly gee .22 ammo in a rifle that old. The Extra Long was originally a black powder cartridge, with 6 grains of powder.
     

  3. mowgli

    mowgli New Member

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    Thanks for the info c3shooter what ammo would u suggest in this old of a rifle, this gun is going to be for my son when he's old enough.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    CCI .22 Shorts. Those were very nice old rifles.