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We moved my mother-in-law from Colorado back to Texas after her husband died in 2016. She had a 22 rifle and a couple of pellet guns that she wanted me to give to my wife's sister who lives in Kalifornia for her boys. When they came and visited us back right after Christmas, I showed my sister-in-law and her husband the rifle and pellet rifles and he said that they already have Ruger 10/22 rifles, one for each of them, and they already have a really nice pellet gun, so thanks but no thanks. I finally have gotten around to taking a closer look at the 22, and I think I'm going to adopt it for myself. I've always wanted a tube loader semi-auto, because that was the first style of 22 that me and my oldest son shot many years ago when he was in boy scouts. I haven't done a lot of research on this gun yet, it's a Westernfield, which I believe was sold by Montgomery Wards way back in the day, but that's about it. I'm going to give it a good cleaning up and then take it to the range and see what she has. The stock is in great condition, it's been stored in a gun sleeve and there is no rust or dings at all. The poor little orphan finally has a new home.
 

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I have two 22 rifles that were given to me. Both are old Remington TargetMasters. Model 510 I believe. Single shot bolt actions. Accurate and a lot of fun for plinking.

Congrats on your free one!
 
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People like you make me sick. Oh sorry I meant to say congrats on a good catch!! Everybody could use another 22!
 

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It looks like new! Wanting to read the range report! Vintage guns are sweet, but all the more so when they were owned and fired by relatives who have passed on.
 

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Yes, I can't wait to get it to the range as well. I'll probably keep it for awhile, then either put it in my will that it specifically goes to one of my wife's grandsons on that side of the family, or just outright give it to one of the grandsons in a few years. My sons have enough rifles to divvy up between them when I pass on. :D But, I can enjoy it for a while, and I plan to do that.
 
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Nice lookin' ol' rifle. I was thinkin' it might be a Winchester like the one my wife's uncle has that I cleaned up for him a while back, but it doesn't look like it after scrolling down to look at the action. Not sure who made it, might be Mossberg, but doesn't look like the old M152 I had and it was box mag fed.

Anyway, it's a GOOD thing if it ain't a Winchester. That thing was a royal pain to pull the bolt out, well, not to pull it out, but to put it back in. :laugh: GIVE US A RANGE REPORT. I always like to know how a good ol' .22 shoots. :D
 
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Oh, I don't care much for tube magazines anymore. Well, I would, but for the fact that my old Remington bolt gun wore out a magazine interrupter and it's so old I can't get parts anymore. It being a bolt gun, I pulled the spring out of the magazine tube and hold it muzzle up before loading to get Isaac Newton to feed the next round down to the lifter. :rofl: It's had cases and cases of rounds run down it because it was my first powder firing gun I got for my ninth birthday. But, I don't think you can ever wear out a rimfire's bore because that thing still shoots lights out, most accurate .22 I have ever owned and I've actually won some club shoots with it. It eats Marlins for breakfast and my 10/22 is no competition even if it's a good shooter. :D

I STILL would like a little Browning tube mag in the stock ejects out the bottom .22 like my uncle use to carry everywhere when he was outdoors. Those things are little gems. :D They don't give 'em away, though.
 
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Best guess is that it was made for Monkey Ward and is a rebranded Savage.
 

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Looks great. If you have issues finding information on it send BangBang a PM, he has a lot of knowledge on .22's.
 
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That is a great looking rifle, cant imagine why nobody wanted it.

But as your now the proud owner of a new rifle, i thought i would share a loader i have for my nylon 66, and later one i used for a inherited marlin lever action 22 and browning break down SA-22, both being tube loaders.

it allows you to pre load for the range basically, it doesn't really cut down on load time, as you still have to load the loader 1 round at a time just like you would the rifle, but once at the range it is a very fast reload for such guns. I won one of the 15 round ones at a gun show as a raffle item. It does work very well

Spee-D-Loader? - Spee-D-Loader
 
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I have two 22 rifles that were given to me. Both are old Remington TargetMasters. Model 510 I believe. Single shot bolt actions. Accurate and a lot of fun for plinking.

Congrats on your free one!
I've got one of these too. One of the best .22's ever made, easily. My father had a Scoremaster which had a magazine.
I think it's a 514. Dad bought his new in the 1960's. I picked mine up in a pawn shop in 1979 or so. Dad's and
mine are both incredibly accurate.

Dad passed away two-and-a-half years ago and I got it. I've since passed it to my nephew who enjoys it.
Young kids, he's 26, with bolt actions. Sometimes they just don't get it.

All the Best,
D. White
 
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