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Model 69-22
April 8, 2019
3:56 pm
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I recently dug out my fathers old model 69-22 (not A version). The gun is in fantastic shape, all bluing is in excellent shape with no rust. The stock has the original finish with a great patina. The front sight has the original hood. The only part missing is the magazine (which I probable have somewhere).

I recently purchased an original 5 round magazine. The problem I'm having is the magazine only holds 4 rounds and the shells do not load into the breech 95% of the time. The shells seem to lay flat in the magazine (.22 LR). I have contacted the supplier and he is going to give me a refund once I return the magazine.

My question is, the magazine I was sent had 2 "grooves" on each side. I have seen photos of original magazines which have 3 "grooves". Is it possible I was sent a .22 short magazine? The web site where I ordered it from did not state weather it was a LR or short magazine, I assumed it was a LR mag.

Thanks for the help.

April 8, 2019
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Your rifle takes a 2 rib magazine that will be marked with a 1919 patent date, and may be marked "69". I advise you not to get an aftermarked for your fine rifle. They can be found on Ebay at times, but are pretty pricey at times going for $50-$100. The rifle should have an original type magazine. I don't have any spares to sell. Don't ever assume!!   Big Larry

April 9, 2019
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Brownells’ sells a pretty decent reproduction magazine, doesn’t work quite as well as an original but it may suffice until you find your original.

 

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