Well after searching for a very long time for one of these, I finally found one at a price that I just couldn't believe. Its 40 years old, spent its for 20 years in a closet, and the next 20 years in a safe. Looks like it has hardly even been fired, a few tiny bumps and scratches in the wood, a tiny bit of rust in two spots, and that is all. One tiny scratch on the whole barrel. The internals on this thing look like it was hardly fired at all. It was very well taken care of.
Took it out today and put some round through it, fired flawlessly. It shoots perfectly between .22 longs and shorts, which is pretty amazing technology for 40 years ago. Its going to be a great little target, squirrel, rabbit, ect gun. It holds 17 longs, and 20-something shorts, in the tube, I believe. Semi-automatic.
You sure can go through the ammo easily, but heck its really inexpensive and fun to shoot. Now I think I might try to go to one of these Appleseed shoots and see how she does.
I also wonder if I could mount some inexpensive glass on there, and also leave the iron sights open. I'll have to see about that.
Anyway, just thought I would gloat, as I've been looking for this rifle at a very inexpensive price for a very long time. It was almost impossible to find one in this good a shape at this price, though. Enjoy. :righton: