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    H&R Sportster

    My 85 year old uncle just gave me a rifle that I need help identifying. It is a model 251 22 cal with serial # 1685. Can anyone provide any information?
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    Photos? Hard to tell for sure without them.
    The H&R 251 is a heavy barreled target rifle. The only one I ever saw had a step down decrease in diameter at the muzzle.
    It belonged to a friend and was quite Accurate at 50-75 yds.
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    Goforth's book says the M250/251 was made 1948-50, no mention of a bull barrel, both weighted 6½lbs, only difference is the rear sights, M250 had open sights, the M251 had a Lyman 55H peep, there's a catalog pic for the M250 that has a note that the M251 has the peep sight, just a small pic of the sight mounted on the receiver.
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    It does have the peep sight, I have pictures but can't figure out how to post them. thank you all

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    Can this rifle shoot the high velocity rounds?

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    Ask a gun smith to be sure but it was made after WW2 it should be able to, but check for safety sake...
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    Remington first offered High Velocity 22Lr ammo in 1930, so the M251 should be good to go.

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