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Hi I have a recently acquired model 1903 winchester model 1903 22 caliber rifle. Serial number 105210. Kind of looks like an old style rifle with the tube in the back and the cartridge slot on the side of the stock. Anyone know much of this gun? Ive tried the winchester site but I get hits on 1903 everything. Ive seen the same rifle listed on the web but I dont know much of the history of the gun. Anyone can fill me in?
 

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I have one of those oldies and they are neat little rifles. They take the 22 Winchester Auto Rimfire cartridge - not the same as the 22lr. It is a slightly tapered rimfire cartridge that shoots a 45 gn bullet at about 22lr standard velocities. At least my 1903 does - some may be in 22lr, possibly. The rifle was a good design and I think others copied it later for the 22lr. The particular rifle I own won at least one local 'International Flagpole Shoot' back in the early 20s (lololol, but true.) HTH. Mikey.
 
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