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No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? #14190507 10/09/19
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I have a few pre-'68 .22's that were deemed "unworthy" of the expense of a serial number when they were made.
None of them suck.
Just picked up a Marlin 81 that is typical of the breed - a simple 1 lug bolt (handle root) given a basic blue job then stuffed in a very plain walnut stock, etc.
Looks like a '60's gun - Microgroove, tip off rail, plastic trigger guard.
My gut tells me its going to be a good shooter - under the powder grime the bolt looks well machined, the bore is as nice as any Microgroove barrel I've seen, even the trigger is pretty good for the old Marlins (my least favorite cheap trigger).

Got me thinking that there are plenty of the "plain Jane" guns out there that are going the extra mile for their owners.

If you've got a diamond in the rough, post it here. They deserve their 15 minutes of fame.


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Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: kragman1] #14190585 10/09/19
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A 35 67 with a Wollensak 4x scope

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Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: kragman1] #14190615 10/09/19
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Now that's cool oldschool - I've never heard of that scope before. What's it sitting on?


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A 1935 Winchester 67

Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: kragman1] #14190730 10/09/19
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Thought so. Wasn't sure. Mine looks a lot different 'cause its naked on top.


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Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: kragman1] #14191502 10/10/19
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Old single shot semi auto model 55, neat concept but I see why it didn't catch on. Thankfully I was able to find some old factory manuals online to help me break it completely down and give it a good cleaning.

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An old 60a that was in bad shape, got it going again though

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Originally Posted by killerv
Old single shot semi auto model 55, neat concept but I see why it didn't catch on. Thankfully I was able to find some old factory manuals online to help me break it completely down and give it a good cleaning.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

An old 60a that was in bad shape, got it going again though

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Single shot semi auto? Isn’t that sort of an oxymoron?

Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: hikerbum] #14191633 10/10/19
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Originally Posted by hikerbum
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Old single shot semi auto model 55, neat concept but I see why it didn't catch on. Thankfully I was able to find some old factory manuals online to help me break it completely down and give it a good cleaning.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

An old 60a that was in bad shape, got it going again though

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Single shot semi auto? Isn’t that sort of an oxymoron?



nope, winchester actually made one for several years. The thought was that kids wanted the coolness of a semi auto but parents wanted the safety of a single shot. Neat rifle and I'm glad to own it.

Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: kragman1] #14191652 10/10/19
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I have a Winchester 67 that belonged to my Grandfather's on my Mother's side that is set up with a Redfield peep sight and a Lyman 17 front sight, a poor man's target rifle. Despite the crappy trigger, it isn't a bad shooter.

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I've also got a Winchester 67 made about 1936 W/grooved forearm.

I've refinished the stock with linseed oil, and cold blued to barrel/action.

My Dad had one of these from when he was a boy, and I always wanted one with the grooved forearm.

Found this one in a pawn shop for $100. and spruced it up a bit.

Sorry, I can't do pictures.

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I've got my great great uncles 67, I was told it was the farm gun and what they put the pigs down with. Has an really old grooved packmyar fitted pad on it, hard as a rock now. Don't know why that was necessary other than to help with slippage

I ran across a finger grooved one a couple months ago, but it was too far gone, marked about 150, butt plate cracked, newer/wrong screws in trigger guard, crown in poor shape.I passed.

Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: Oldschool65] #14192133 10/10/19
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Originally Posted by Oldschool65
A 35 67 with a Wollensak 4x scope

Very cool! I didn't know that Wollensak made scopes. I have my Grandpa's Wollensak 250x microscope.

For those who aren't familiar, the Winchester 55 is a blowback single shot that fires from an open bolt.
The 'auto' part comes from it automatically ejecting the spent shell, leaving the chamber clear for the next round.
Mine is part of my stable of 'odd ducks' that includes the Stevens Visible Loader and Stevens 87(Gill Gun, Click-Clack).

I guess my favorite plain jane .22 would have to be the Remington 510. Adult proportions, built like a tank and pretty accurate.

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Originally Posted by killerv
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Old single shot semi auto model 55, neat concept but I see why it didn't catch on. Thankfully I was able to find some old factory manuals online to help me break it completely down and give it a good cleaning.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

An old 60a that was in bad shape, got it going again though

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Single shot semi auto? Isn’t that sort of an oxymoron?



nope, winchester actually made one for several years. The thought was that kids wanted the coolness of a semi auto but parents wanted the safety of a single shot. Neat rifle and I'm glad to own it.

I had one, gave it to my granddaughter. Got a great deal because it was "missing the magazine"...Still had the hang tag!

Re: No serial number guns - love 'em or leave 'em? [Re: kragman1] #14192687 10/10/19
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....missing the magazine..... Classic!


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Someone say Click Clack?

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Love my “click clack” and Win 67. Accurate and fun to shoot. Had a 1967 Marlin 99. Traded it off. Tried everything to make it run. Went as far as I was willing. Finally gave up. Taught me a lot about Marlin 60s.

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Dad's old Steven's 86D was a real shooter when my eyes worked well. The bore is perfect, the outside, not so much. It was one heckuva gun in it's day. Dad practically wore it out market hunting rabbits back in the Depression, but it's still fun to shoot (and works fine with Shorts, Longs and Long Rifles) I made my first rabbit kill with it, and I think I whacked my first squirrel with it, too.


I've got it now, and shoot it now and then, but not very well, because my eyes won't let me. Can't scope it, no rail, and it's not worth d&t-ing.


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Very fond of my Winchester 69A without serial number. Shoots very well but does not eject some of the euro ammo well. Does love eley though . 25" barrel makes it very quiet shooter with subsonic ammo.

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I have a Remington Model 41 single shot .22. The barrel and action are actually made of one piece of steel. I've taken a lot of small game with that rifle.


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I've got an old Savage 23AA with a 1 piece barrel and action. Don't remember if it has a serial number or not, but I don't think so. Lost a lot of blue but its still a fine, accurate rifle. If I ever have the disposable $$$ I may send it to Turnbull for restoration. Been thinking about it for a while actually.


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