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    Military 22LR training rifles

    I picked this 22 rifle up about 15 years ago and it was still packed in grease. I believe it was a military training rifle but not certain, The only marks other than the SN are UMC 2 and under that is 1971. Has anyone else ever seen one of these? It was a job to get the almost dried up crud from the action and inside of barrel. Rifle was spotless but the butt plate's door and cleaning rod was missing and the stock looked awful, and I did refinish it. This rifle is a great shooter and is equipped to put a scope on it but I like the open three leaf open sights, short medium and long range. Shoots very well and I have enjoyed using it.
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    Re: Military 22LR training rifles

    It is a Romanian military training rifle, the sight picture approximates the sights on an AK rifle. Trigger is similar to an AK too, long takeup, some resistance, then the trigger breaks. I bought a bunch of them when they were first imported back around 1995. If you bought four, you could get them for $55 each.

    Pretty neat rifles, fairly accurate, light and handy. They are copies of Winchester Model 69 target rifles, and can use the same magazine.

    The dates on the ones I had ran anywhere from 1969 to 1984.

    I traded of all but the best one, which I still shoot frequently. I use it a lot as a canoeing gun, figure if I capsize and lose the rifle, I'm not out a bunch of money.
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    Re: Military 22LR training rifles

    Thanks for the info there, I like mine and paid 35.00 + tax. Did not think it was American made because it did not say and there are some other marks that look foreign but did not know where. Sure is a nice little rifle that I would not hurt my feelings if I ever broke it and it would make a nice truck gun. Would be nice to put a little folding stock on it for that.

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    Re: Military 22LR training rifles

    Where'd you get it for $35? I'd really like one of those. They look pretty nice to me.

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    Bought it about fifteen years ago from a gun shop in Laramie, Wyoming but I have not seen one since. If I did I would surly get it for a spare.
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    Re: Military 22LR training rifles

    Quote Originally Posted by janott
    Bought it about fifteen years ago from a gun shop in Laramie, Wyoming but I have not seen one since. If I did I would surly get it for a spare.
    Wish I'd noticed when you bought it before I posted. I had my wallet out and was kinda starry-eyed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarlinXL7
    Wish I'd noticed when you bought it before I posted. I had my wallet out and was kinda starry-eyed...
    Kind of thought that was what happend so I said it again. Tell you what though, if I run across another one I will let you know where it's located.
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    Jan I've got one of those too, mine is a tack driver. The 3 leaf sights are marked 25, 50, and 100 and are set in meters. My gun is dead on the money with each different leaf when using high velocity ammo. This gun loves the Federal bulk pack ammo that I get from walmart and I've killed piles of gophers with it. I'm glad you've started to enjoy your little trainer, trust me if it's like mine it'll start to grow on you right away...grin. I killed a nice fat huckleberry fed blue grouse with mine last fall too, great little rifle. This one was a gift from a couple of my friends that own a gun shop.

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    Re: Military 22LR training rifles

    cool MM,

    Not sure what I have used in mine for ammunition but I have atleast twenty of those Federal bulk packs from Wally W. Next time I take it out I will make sure that is what I use in it.

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    I have one of these rifles only mine has the year 1972. It was actually my first rifle at 8 years old. 20 years later, it still shoots great and dead on. I recently lost the magazine for it and trying to figure out where I can buy them. Any info on where I can buy the mags for this rifle would be awesome.


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