Who made this ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by OLD Ron, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know who made this gun & what model it is .
    The only markings are RANGER .22 l short & lr .
    I am trying to find a firing pin for this but with no model or who made it it is tough .
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Ranger was a store brand used by Sears for guns made by everyone that ever heard of a file. If there is no model number, just the word Ranger, likely made by Cooey in Canada for Sears.
     
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  3. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ranger Arms was located in Gainesville, TX until the early 1970's. They did manufacture some fairly good bolt action rifles in various calibers.
    Interesting that it has no other identifiers roll-stamped on it though.
     
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  4. Sniper03

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    They were also made by Stevens from 1937-1949 But as C-3 stated they were also made by other companies as well. Cooley and Dickenson for example. Some other examples of this type of rifle production was the Western Auto Stores sold similar rifle if I remember, under the name Westernfield. In those days or times guns were made for various people by several companies. Even today an example is SAKO making a model of Rifle for Weatherby today.

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  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Sniper- close. Sears used the store brand of JC Higgins, and later Ted Williams, Westernfield was the store brand for Montgomery Wards dept. stores. Western Auto Hardware used the store brand of Revelation. And Ron- if there is no serial number, it is a pre- 1968 rifle.
     
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  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Here are SOME of the Sears guns that used the Ranger name:
    Ranger 22 Long rifle Stevens 416
    Ranger 22 Long rifle Savage 4
    Ranger 30 Stevens 520A
    Ranger 34 Marlin 65,65A
    Ranger 34A Marlin 80,C,780
    Ranger 34A Marlin 50-50E
    Ranger 35A Stevens 66A
    Ranger 36 Marlin 80 Adj. Trigger
    Ranger 101.2 Savage 238
    Ranger 101.3 Fulton Special
    Ranger 101.8 Stevens 83
    Ranger 104.7 H&R 120
    Ranger 105.2 H&R 120
    Ranger 120 Winchester 1200
    Ranger 400 Stevens 311
     
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  7. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    But, as far as I've seen all of those carried a model number for identification.

    If anything the above rifle might be a Stevens or a Savage.
     
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  8. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When you think about it, even Coast to Coast Stores and J.C. Penny sold guns under their store names.
    Do you have the cocking piece for the rear end of the bolt? Can you take a picture of that, if so?
     
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  9. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    I will take better pictures of the action with the parts I have & also put together .
    Thanks for all the help guys !
     
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  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    C-3 you are correct now that you mentioned it! IT was Revelation! Of course that old memory attempt for recollection went back about 55+ years!!!! A girl I was in Jr. High with, her Dad owned the Local Western Auto Store. "CLOSE! I now remember they had Shotgun and 22 Ammunition under the Revelation name!:)
    I still have a couple of JC Higgins Shotguns!;)
    Thanks
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  11. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Here it is ..... if you need me to tear it down more let me know .
    ranger b (2).JPG ranger d (2).JPG ranger b (1).JPG ranger d (1).JPG
     
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  12. Wambli

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    It’s a Savage Model 4.
     
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  13. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    The firing pin on the mod. 4 doesn't look like the flat one I posted . This has been a bear to find .
     
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  14. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    I think I found it .
    Stevens mod. 15
    Made around 1937
    new cost $ 3.00

    Now to find the firing pin .
     
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  15. c3shooter

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    This is the one Numrich has listed as a new repro for the Model 15.
     
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  16. BVAL

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    Lol moment, reviewed the post again, went to the garage and tore down a few old rifles. Yep can up with the same,,,,,,Stevens model 15
     
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  17. BVAL

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    Looks just like it. I will take the bolt apart tomorrow to see if the firing pin is the same
     
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  18. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    It could be C3 .
    Maybe the one that was in it was wrong or so rotted that it didn't come close to the original . I don't have any like that in my firing pin stash so will need to order a couple . Usually if it is a repro they will have it in stock .
     
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