An oldie but Goodie – Manufactured in 1950 . . .
It really was not in bad shape as found – cleaned it thoroughly – slathered CLP on it – let it set for a week – then re-cleaned – came out nice . . . ( ran the bore scope down the barrel but didn’t grab any pics – but the bore is real clean )
6 1/2 inch barrel ( barrel length is measured from the force cone ) – target grips and front sight . . .
Enough weight that there is virtually no recoil – it’s a .22 – what are you expecting??
The neatest part – it has the plastic grips and they are not all beat up – most had wood grips and the ones with plastic grips intact are hard to find – not rare by any stretch and the wood target grip models are more numerous – it’s just fun to find one with the plastic grips intact . . .
A good look at the “target” model front sight . . .
And the precision rear sight – LMAO !! – actually at arms length the notch rear and front blade work good together . . .
And in favor of keeping costs down – no loading gate – less steps to produce the pistol . . .
When the cylinder is indexed the chamber are off set from the loading gate . . .
Double action trigger pull is somewhere between 14 lbs and OMG !! – Single action is a decent break at just over 4 lbs . . .
Take down is simple as can be – push the little lever and pull the pin and out drops the cylinder . . .
In keeping with the style of the times – it’s far easier and cheaper to replace a center “bushing” ( not an extractor on this model ) than the entire cylinder when worn . . .
And if you get a stubborn case that won’t “fall” out – the cylinder pin can be used to push it out – simple as it gets . . .
Can hardly wait to shoot it – the hardest part will be finding the right brand and bullet weight that it likes – no doubt in my mind the old darling will achieve “minute of bunny rabbit” accuracy at 25 plus yards – the burning question is can I ??
Folks – check your closets – there a gazillion or so nice old guns out there – all looking for a little bit of TLC . . .
What’s in YOUR closet??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!