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  1. #1
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    Default 22 Target rifle RANGER??? no other name/MFG

    I picked up what looks to be a very nice 22 rifle.
    It was dark when I got home from the gun show , so I fired a couple shots into my burn pit.
    very nice trigger and action.

    It only has the word ""Ranger 22 long rifle ""on the barrel, no serial number that I can find so it has to be a pre 1968 , it is a outfitted target rifle, with a ballance weight bar inletted into the fore arm, a wickade Lyman rear sight that telascopicly adjusts forward and reverse for the shooter eye position and of course minute clicks for eleavtion/windage with a plastic/leatherish eye cup.

    It has a Win 52 look with the flat/checkered butt plate same stock style and globe front sight, here is the deal The bolt handel locks mid way into the receiver not at the rear.

    I am still trying to reserch this rifle but cam here first, any help would be great. I will try to post pictures on Sun.
    Thanks Yoda

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    sears had ranger marked guns

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    Like mr44 said, Ranger was a brand name for Sears. There was also a company called Ranger in Texas until the early 70's. If it is a Sears model it should have Sears, Roebuck Co on the left side of the barrel. Pictures would help.

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    was able to get some pics at dusk, I took it out of the stock last night. NO other proof marks or patents, nothing excepet Ranger and 22lR.

    I have a sears robuck 22 but this aint it, unless I am completely mistaken. The blue book had only 3 lines about Ranger , no prices or model numbers.

    It cam with 2 savage clips, they fit but hang up when closeing the bolt any ideas on the clips.

    I found a couple Rangers on GB but they all seem to have model numbers and only one has the same bolt lock up location as mine.

    Here are the pcis
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    I know it's not any help on the ID, but my dad had one of these rifles up until it got stolen from him in about 1983. It was a tack driver, heavy barreled target rifle in a world that none existed, at least in N GA where I grew up. I've looked for a replacement for his since then as he did dearly love that gun and almost wept at its loss. He didn't shed a tear at the loss of his mother or father. That cold hearted bastage doesn't deserve it, but I've always felt I had something to do with it getting stolen since I've always thought that it was kids I went to school with that liberated it and others, although I've never been able to prove it.
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    Look on this site about a third of the way down the page, he claims them to be a Savage NRA Model from 1933, which if I remember correctly judging by apparent age on my dad's that could be correct.

    http://bubbler.wordpress.com/2008/02...le-collection/

    After a little more digging on the subject google Savage/Stevens Model 416, I think you will find that this is your rifle and marketed by Sears, thus the "Ranger" name.
    Last edited by CADFather; 11-07-2010 at 09:11 PM.
    After 4 years I finally got a job, but if you need any drafting or design work done give me a shout, I may be working in the prison system now but I didn't forget how to draw.

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    Thank you very much for the thread and the help. I had never heard of these before and only try to collect US property 22s but had to have this one.

    I was able to get about 10 shots off just before the area lights came on ( realy rushed for time today)

    I set some soda cans out at 60yrds, could hardly see thru the rear peep and the front globe made it hardder but I busted each can and put a few more shots in them for good measure, can't wate untill I have some good day lite and a few hrs to diale it in, mine fits very comfortable and hits right were I piont it at.

    I will give the thread a rty, thanks again
    Chris

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    Well, it looks almost exactly the same, the action anyways, the stock is just a touch different but not much. Thanks alot this gives me a hung advantage when looking it up, Tried to look it up on GB to no prevail, I will rty AA next.

    VERY well told story, his grandfather made a lasting impression

    Thanks so much you realy saved me a lot of time.
    Chris

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    I've got one exactly like you described. Mine also has a scope on it. The only marking on the rifle is RANGEr and the scope is not marked. It is exactly like the Stevens mod. 416. Mine is a tack driver also.I'll throw up some pictures when I can locate them.

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    I've had one of these Ranger for yrs and love it,the locking timeofthe trigger is exceptional and the peep sights helps a lot, the precision considering that the piece is an not so expensive gun, is outstanding, the only annoying point is that the latch that retains the magazine in a little bit heavy to operate the mag change
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    i also have a 22 single shot bolt action it is marked ranger .22 cal.and was told that it was your garden variety cooey .22

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    BobO can you post pics of your magazine, that might help me find the correct one

    Thanks yoda

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    Yoda, I'll have to dig it out and take a picture.

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    BobO.
    Yours looks to be in abetter shape than mine finish wise.
    is there anyway I can a few pics of just the magazine, so I can print them off and take it to the parts vender for ID.
    Thanks
    Chris

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