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yardsale .22
August 29, 2020
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actually found a yard sale this morning, older gent got to talking bows and guns and he mentioned he had a old .22 with a broken stock. turned out to be a winchester 04A and for 75 bucks it followed me home. he tossed in a old double barrel exposed hammer project gun too. the rifle came with a new stock but I think im.going to try and pin and glue the original. metal has surface rust, very little blue left but it does function.one question, I turn the bolt to open but the bolt doesn't reset, I have to pull it back manually. is that correct? 

 

is there anything special about these rifles? jim

August 29, 2020
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Yes, you have to pull back on the knob for every shot.

I take it is a 22 LR? If so, that is a good thing.

I have a 04-A in 22 LR and it is very accurate.

A little to small for a full grown adult. They were generally made for kids.

Not many have survived in excellent condition. Most are beaters with broken stocks and no finish.

If the bore is good, it will probably be an accurate rifle. Fix it and give it to a younger kid.  Big Larry                              

August 29, 2020
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Big Larry said
Yes, you have to pull back on the knob for every shot.

                              

I really like the look of this model, & have thought about acquiring one to shoot, but knowing it had to be manually cocked has always deterred me.  (That & the short butt-stock.)  For a kid's gun, it's a good safety feature, but I'm pretty far past that age.

August 29, 2020
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Boil the action/barrel in distilled water and convert the surface rust into black oxide.  Instant blueing !!

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 “There is but one answer to be made to the dynamite bomb and that can best be made by the Winchester rifle.”

Teddy Roosevelt 

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August 30, 2020
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it says 22 short, long rifle on the barrel. i have a reminton 514? single shot which fits a adult alot better. jim

August 30, 2020
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tried uploading a pic but didn't work, original stock was cracked and pieces missing. It came with a reproduction stock, spent a few hours sanding and put it in the new stock. I glued the original stock and got g to keep it, but now I can take it out and shoot it. jim

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