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Hello everyone, well my father died a year ago and left me two German mausers that are well over a hundred years old. I've given up trying to get any information on them what so ever even with pics no one knows lol. How ever my dad did have a rifle that I'm trying to find one like it. heres what I know, it was a 22lr single shot, octagon barrel, rear trap door thumb breach"would eject the shell when you opened the breach with your thumb" , a gold or brass inlay ring at the tip of the barrel, also is was a heavy solid build rifle. Thats pretty much all I can remember about the rifle after 15 years. Thanks for any help and eventaking the time to read the post.
 

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No pictures I shot the rifle maybe 4 times and saw it last was about 13 years ago. I give up on info with the mausers but I can't get my mind off of that single shot 22, I loved that gun. The info I gave in the above post is really all I know unless I see a picture of the rifle its a "I'll know it when I see it" kind of thing. I know its a long shot and I'm not holding out much hope but I at least want to try.
 

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Hey I'm so happy I was able to get more info on the rifle. It seems to be made by a company in the late 1800's named savage arms. It turns out it did have a gold band at the tip of the barrel. Alas still no pics or model number
 

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Hey I'm so happy I was able to get more info on the rifle. It seems to be made by a company in the late 1800's named savage arms. It turns out it did have a gold band at the tip of the barrel. Alas still no pics or model number
It was a single shot, but how did you cycle the weapon? Was it a single shot, breach loaded model that broke open to eject the shell somehow? Or did it have a pump or a lever by any means, to eject the spent cartridge?

I ask because, believe it or not, I was just playing with an octagon bore, wooden stock, .22 caliber breach load weapon in the shop today. I don't remember the manufacturer, but it had a wood, shotgun style pump under the octagon bore that works to cycle the weapon. I don't know if it's what you are looking for, but a couple of the descriptions matched and got me wondering....

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Okay, I just called my 'Smith, because he LOVES IT when I call with an obscure question during dinner.... LOL

The weapon in the shop is an Winchester Model 1890. I am going to include a picture. According to Brett, the pump action .22, like this Winchester, was the 10/22 of the day. Savage made a variant, Winchester made a variant and Remington made a variant, all of which are pretty similiar.

Apparently all the companies produced an octagonal bore version, which was the "Target" version and a carbine, or short barreled field gun version.

There were also "knock off" versions of the weapon produced outside of the normal production houses that bore no real production markings other than a family name.

On a tip from Brett, it turns out that Taurus Firearms, is currently producing a replica of the Winchester model that is very similiar to the original.

Winchester 1890

I am afraid this isn't the weapon that you are looking for. I wish you the best of luck in your search.

JD
 
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