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I got my first 22 when I was 50. 62A from 1941 and I just got the 75 today. I will be getting a 69A that will go to one of my grandsons in a few years but in the meantime I will enjoy shooting it.

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Very nice!  That is a great pair but is just the tip of the iceberg for Winchester .22’s

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Yes, I’ve been finding that out. It seems they made more rimfire rifles than any others.

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Yes, I’ve been finding that out. It seems they made more rimfire rifles than any others.  

Tread very very carefully around that “JWA” characterWink  If you are not extremely careful, you will be terminally addicted, broke, and destitute! Laugh

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Heck, I already am so bring it on!!!

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Add to that an affinity for black shirts and fried cheese sticks..

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XLIV said

Add to that an affinity for black shirts and fried cheese sticks..

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After paying the exorbitant price for the fried cheese ON a stick at Tulsa it is no wonder I am broke and destitute, that and Bert keeps making me buy every Model 56/57 that comes along……

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Bert H. said

Tread very very carefully around that “JWA” characterWink  If you are not extremely careful, you will be terminally addicted, broke, and destitute! Laugh

Bert  

Wish you’d told me about that several months ago, Bert. And then there’s Big Larry and Vince. Thanks for nothing, Bert! Laugh

All kidding aside I owe these guys a huge debt of gratitude for helping me get my clumsy foot in the door to explore the wonderful world of Winchester rimfires. Fascinating variety of rifles and a hoot to shoot.

What sights do you have on your 75, Mustanggt?

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It is a Redfield rear and can’t tell what the front sight is. Lyman/Redfield?

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Welcome aboard. There is more knowledge here than on any other site. Just be careful Winchester 22 have away of multiplying and leaving you broke.

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XLIV said

Add to that an affinity for black shirts and fried cheese sticks..

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Damn, what why my dresser is recently full of black tee shirts. Never had a single one two years ago.

Then there’s the need for another, or a bigger, gun safe…. another $60 or so for another wall rack or more for a lighted gun case. I off probation when we get back from our cross country RV trip and I’ll be hunting for a model 75. That will be number 19. The wife asks “How many 22 can one company make?” my answer is “Be glad I’m not after each variation of each model.” then duck&run.

We’ll be hitting the road from OR to AZ then OK and on to VA and CT before turning around and heading home. 6 weeks of RV heaven, the open road.

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I can tell you first hand, collecting 22’s now is getting to be real hard. Some of the earlier guns like the M1900 and Thumb Trigger simply cannot be found in great condition and are mostly beaters, but when you are attempting to get them all, as I am, take what you can get, and upgrade later if at all possible. The M1900 was the hardest to find with any condition at all. The Thumb Triggers usually are devoid of finish and have broken stocks. I steer clear of refinishes and broken stocks. The early Boys rifles all seem to have once was called a rifled bore. 1906’s are also very hard to find with any condition. Watch for reblues, cracked stocks, and bad bores on these. Of course,M1900.jpgImage Enlarger some are quite scarce as are the M56, M59, and the M60-A Target. Nice M58’s are scarce as well. Don’t get me started on the scoped 22’s. I have no intention of getting into those as my good buddy JWA. A complete set of M52’s or M75’s will set you back considerably, and it is getting harder to find unaltered M52’s anymore. 75’s are as common as hens teeth, but even those have some rarity. Someday, JWA’s book will hit the market and the values of the old 22’s will skyrocket. Remember back when Springfield 1903’s were not even considered collectable. Then a guy named Col. Bill Brophy wrote a book and now some of the most expensive rifles you can buy are M1903 or M1903 related. Good luck, and as I have in the past, seek out JWA’s advice. He is a good man.    Big Larry

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Remember back when Springfield 1903’s were not even considered collectable.  

Do I ever; when almost every issue of the Rifleman in the ’50s ran some piece on butchering (“sporterizing”) an ’03 or Mauser or Jap!  And this attitude continued right into the ’70s. 

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I have sold several M1903 and variants for over $22,500. Original, unmodified examples are very hard to find. You are quite correct. Many have been butchered and sporterized with some being restored. Ain’t gun collecting fun?    Big Larry

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Very nice pair of .22’s!  It IS an addiction indeed!  Almost time for another safe myself.

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