Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rimfire Roundup #3

Welcome, all, to Rimfire Roundup Number Three!

To start out the festivities, let's all bow our heads.

Let us pray:

From vermin and varmints
and short-legged furries,
and things that go skitter in the Night -
dear John Moses Browning and Winchester
deliver us, amen.

Thank you to brother Dirtcrashr at Anthroblogogy for our opening prayer.

Following our opening prayer, he recommends having a look at his post on the Winchester Model 90 pump, which he refers to as

"Ye Olde Vartminte Gonne"

Winchester Model 90 Pump Rifle

Now, brothers and sisters, if you'd like to reach out a little further, you might want to consider something like The Pub Crawler's Marlin 882SSV

Marlin 882SSV Target Rifle

Or how about a light weight modern clip fed .22 rifle based on the Browning Buckmark pistol? Kim at The Other Side of Kim has a report and some more pictures.

Browning Buckmark .22 Rifle

For some up close and personal classic beauty, it's hard to beat the Smith & Wesson K-22's. Xavier at Xavier's Thoughts has been on a quest for a nice K-22 for some time. He finally found one at a gun show, and therein lies a story! Here's the story, Part 1, and Part 2.

Smith % Wesson K-22 Revolver

Although I did a link to Denise's post at the Ten Ring before, it also needs to be included in this week's Rimfire Roundup.

Here's Denise's SIG/Hammerli Trailside Xesse that she shoots regularly in a pistol league.

SIG/Hammerli TRailside Xesse Target Pistol

Speaking of Italian styling, here's Keewee of Keewee's Corner's Beretta U-22 Neos bowling pin race gun. Mr. Completely (KeeWee's humble gunsmith/coach/biggest fan) has an evaluation and range report on the Beretta Neos.

Beretta U-22 Neos SEmi-Auto Pistol

Not all rimfire cartridges are .22 caliber, and one of the older ones was .41 caliber. For a little history lesson check out the info at Blognomicon on the .41 Rimfire, first introduced by the National Arms Company in 1863 and also known as the .41 Short and the .41-100, and was commonly used in the Remington derringer.

.41 Caliber Remington derringer

Xavier at Xavier Thoughts came across an interesting item on ebay worth mentioning. The box and original papers for a pre-war Colt Woodsman. The bid was up to $246 and bidding hadn't closed. No gun, just the cardboard box and instruction papers. WOW!

That just about wraps it up for this week's Rimfire Roundup, brothers and sisters, I'm glad you all stopped by for a visit!

Thanks to this week's contributors. We'll see you all next week, same time, same station!

If you have some juicy rimfire goodness to share, send me an email with the link, and a short description of the post, and we'll do our best to get you into next week's roundup.

Email Submissions to:

b l o g ( a t ) w h i d b e y ( c o m )

The deadline is next Tuesday night. Thanks!!


Don't forget the e-Postal handgun/rifle match "Seein' Stars" closes on Monday the 26th at midnight.

There are 4 classes, and 2 of the classes, rimfire handgun, and revolver, can be shot with a .22 handgun. The 4th class can be shot with a .22 rifle, provided it has no sight magnification, and barrel not over 20".


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