GUN Can anyone ID this? *pics* Really Old .22 Long Rifle

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  1. Yuppy

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    Well my father was cleaning out his mother's house and moving her into a retirement home and came across this. Its an old .22 long rifle, really old and beat up. It may be from my great grandfather's collection (or maybe even older?). It only holds one round as far as I can tell and I BELIEVE it has a falling block action. Which before this gun I had never heard of (let alone seen, I'm a gun nut, but not as much as many of you-thank you wikipedia for the name of it). I cant discern a brand name on it.

    Its obviously not a museum piece(rust covered), but I would like to know what it is, what its worth (not interested in selling at all) and just to know about the history of the gun. Ive done some research and some of the stuff I saw said it could be pre-1900 but I am likely misidentifying it. And I thought I'd make this the first (i think) new thread I've started here too, mostly just lurking around.

    If theres anything on the gun that could help you ID it, I can take a pic of it and Thanks for the help in advance!

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  2. springy101

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    That looks fucking sweet, any chance you are gonna try and restore it? Or is it too far gone.
     
  3. Yuppy

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    actually i left the restoration part out of my post, i want to do something with it, but i dont really want to turn a classic into a custom. I like it being original, but what can I do without changing or damaging anything on it? I'm obviously totally unsure about what to do as fas as restoration. (i obviously dont want it to end up like that 'how to destroy a garrand thread')
     
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    i think that says .22 long rifle :dunno:
     
  5. springy101

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    I think olive green would compliment that rifle well :rofl:
     
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    Sand blast the shit out of that and half it re-blued.
     
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    Find a reputable gunsmith who does restorative work and take it to them. That's not going to be a complicated one and they usually like working on antiques.
     
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    Cool gat. I'll forward this to my gun-nut brother-in-law and let you know what he sez.
    BTW you have very long toes.
     
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    first thing I thought when I was it, break out the aluminum foil, that stuff will take the rust off of just about anything and not leave marks in the metal. However it will remove blue as well.

    Sorry I can't help you with a name or make, I've held a 22 of very similar if not identical design at one point, but I cannot remember a make or model, maybe there is another bit of information stamped into in under all that rust.
     
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    explain please, ignorant member here :run:
     
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    its simple go find a rusty piece of metal laying around and grab a piece of aluminum foil that hasn't been used on food. Rub the foil on the rust metal a few times and watch the corrosion slowly fade away, not sure why it works but it does.
     
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    I second the Steven's favorite. Extremely common old rifle. However, the flip up target site seems a bit unique...maybe an option.

    The first thing I would do is take it all apart and go over it a dozen times with fine steel wool while spraying the metal with Rem Oil. Then maybe clean the wood with Murphy's and treat it to a couple coats of hand-rubbed tung oil. I did this with an ancient .32 rimfire Remington No. 4 I have as a wall hanger.
     
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    they are double jointed too.
     
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    ask on rimfirecentral.com and someone'll ID it in 2 minutes.
     
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    Fucking cool, learning on OT, whoda thunk it :bigthumb:
     
  18. Werm

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    That would be a cool decoration peice... not as good as an old double barrel but still cool :bigthumb:
     
  19. Yuppy

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    actually..... my other grandfather has one of those in his basement.
     
  20. Werm

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    Try to get it from him, I love old double barrels. Specially with engraving... plus they're worth a pretty penny also.
     
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    Oh I am sure I will someday. My brother and I are the only grandchildren and I'm the only one who loves guns. That would make a pretty cool display though wouldnt it, a double barrel and that 22....in like a glass case (in a study/office)
     

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