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aka Winchester 121. Just picked up a very nice one (98% condition) for $85 OTD. Should be a fun plinker/woods roaming gun. It has an amazing trigger pull.
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I had to look this one up - don't ever remember seeing one. Maybe because in that time period (post '64) I'd pretty much quit being interested in ANY Winchesters!

Interesting rifle. I'd say you got a very good deal on it!
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I had to look this one up - don't ever remember seeing one. Maybe because in that time period (post '64) I'd pretty much quit being interested in ANY Winchesters!

Interesting rifle. I'd say you got a very good deal on it!

Made from '67-'73. Mine must be a 1967 as it has no serial number. Only .22 I've seen with controlled round feed. It's pretty dang accurate so far. Been shooting "gumballs" in the back yard with subsonics.
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I love the older rifles.
My own favorite is a model 511 Remington.

My wish, if I were younger, would be the sporting model 52 Winchester.

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I’ve got a JC Higgins, sears brand 22 bolt action rifle that my dad gave me when I was 14 years old. Mine was mfg by Mossberg and is very accurate. It’s the tube fed model. Guess daddy bought it for me in 1959. After thousands of rounds it’s just like a extension of my arms.

I’ve owned a lot of more expensive 22 rifles. But for years I shot a brick of 22 Lr ammo through it every week. So I always seemed to shoot it the best of all my rifles.

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I wore the Winchester catalog OUT looking at those bolt action .22s as I approached "gun age"- which was 14 at our house. And then I bought a Topper Jr. 20 gauge. And then a Nylon 66- blame that one on Tom Frye! I've still never seen a model 121 Winchester to this day..... how about a pic? I still have the Nylon66 and the Topper, though- and no regrets.

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I wore the Winchester catalog OUT looking at those bolt action .22s as I approached "gun age"- which was 14 at our house. And then I bought a Topper Jr. 20 gauge. And then a Nylon 66- blame that one on Tom Frye! I've still never seen a model 121 Winchester to this day..... how about a pic? I still have the Nylon66 and the Topper, though- and no regrets.

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My Dad bought one very much like it from Sears in St.Louis, Mo. around '63.
Used to shoot it in the basement into a coal bin filled with boxes of newspapers.
I bought it's mechanical twin from a Western Auto in Roanoke, Va. around '81.
It was a Revelation 110 but built exactly the same mechanically, but with slight stock variation.
Our models have tubular magazines.
Always felt they were Marlin products, tho... could be mistaken.
They both shoot like a dream, even to this day.

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Very nice. The Winchester equivalent had impressed checkering IIRC. Thanks for the pics. You stole that one!

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I have my late uncles Remington 22 mod 6 that has been in the family for I know 80 years still shoots but has been well hunted, lots of Rabbits and other small game, helped feed the family during the great Depression. I can remember him cleaning it with a heavy cord tied to a piece of cloth and a hair pin tied to the string and a little cleaner on the cloth, drop the hair pin through the barrel and pull cloth through a couple of times in those days you made do with what you had because there was not much money for anything but food.

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