Any help with info is great

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Sarnesr, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Sarnesr

    Sarnesr New Member

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    I have a bolt action, single shot, .22 rifle given to me. Barrel is marked MADE IN JAPAN.
    Other markings on the barrel are, from tip of barrel to toward breech (all markings on left side)
    LIBERTY ARMS CORP
    MODEL AR-10
    CAL.22.RIFLE
    MADE IN JAPAN
    A 3 DIGIT serial number
    On top of the breech is a stamp with 3 crossed arrows and below that it says "SAR".
    Any info would be great. If pictures would help, let me know and I can PM them to you.
    Thanks

    Robert
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I googled it and couldn't find anything that seemed to make sense. Post some pictures here and folks should be able to help.
     

  3. Sarnesr

    Sarnesr New Member

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    Will see what I can do. Hate to admit it, computers are not my strong point. Will figure out how to post the pictures and see if that helps.

    Robert
     
  4. HawkI

    HawkI New Member

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    The "AR" in the model first made me suggest that Armalite made the rifle, but the other markings point to otherwise. I would say that a lot of companies probably trade the name "Liberty" back and forth frequently. The made in japan stamp makes me wonder if you have an import, just how the Chinese hide behind the western-sounding name Norinco. I almost bought a norinco shotgun for CHEAP (like $120) until I found out it was a Chinese import (not by any means that all foreign-made firearms should be avoided). The acronym SAR I first thought maybe semi-automatic rifle (until I remembered you said it was single-shot). Sorry for the run-around answer, but I think you might have a cheap import. Maybe not. I'll research a little more.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Shinbisa (?) Air rifle Company. No connection to Armalite. There are at least 5 companies that used the Liberty name.
     
  6. HawkI

    HawkI New Member

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    I think these two above have hit it on the money. Seems to me you gave a Shinbisha air
    rifle. From what I've read it is a youth rifle, others say it is possibly a training model.
     
  7. Sarnesr

    Sarnesr New Member

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    Thanks guys, I knew someone here would be a hell of a lot smarter then I was. So now I know. Maybe I will use it, along with a Crikkett, to train my daughters.
     
  8. 616gun

    616gun New Member

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    Shinbisha Air Rifle

    I have had one of these rifles since I was a young boy. It came out of an old survivial kit my father had from the late 60s early 70s. After much pleading, he finally let me open the metal canister that was the survival kit. It was like Christmas. One of the things in the kit was the exact rifle you describe. It breaks down fairly compact and fit well in the kit. I have kept the rifle every since then.
     
  9. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Y'know, that looks a lot like the old pre-ww2 Savage &/Or Springfield 1-shots...
     
  10. Nukems

    Nukems New Member

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    I have the very same rifle, given to me with significant wear and age in 1978 when I was 4. I have always wondered what it was all about since it was the ONLY rifle my dad could find to fit a 4 year old girl. He bought it at Pawnders(?) corner outside of Ft. Lewis and it's been with me since. Mine has the name Johnny stamped on the barrel.
     
  11. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Your dad really wanted a boy. :eek: