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Remington #6

Postby squatch » Sun May 17, 2015 10:16 pm

I picked up a new toy this week. Found it at a nearby pawn shop. 1914 Remington #6 boys rifle in 22LR. 101 years old! It's a falling block design single shot that takes down with one thumb screw. The bore is great and considering it's age it's in great shape. I got it for an old cheap 22 price. Not an antique Remington price. It's a shooter not a wall hanger.
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A little cleaning, oil, and a few patches and a brush through the bore.
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Even has the original tang peep sight.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby squatch » Sun May 17, 2015 10:27 pm

Took it to the woods to shoot it. Of course I just had to run Remington ammo through it. We started with Golden Bullet shorts to be safe. Then shot some Golden bullet LR 1250 fps. All shot fine with no issues. I won't be shooting anything hotter than that through this rifle. It is 101 years old and they didn't make 1600fps hyper velocity ammo back then.
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1st shot through the rifle for me. Check the hammer in the pic.
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The sights were spot on. This little jewel is a tack driver. Off sandbags it would really impress. Soup cans at 42 yds didn't have a chance. Here's a couple of 8" targets I shot off hand at 50 yds with 22 shorts.
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Overall we put about 75 rounds of shorts and long rifles through it the 1st time out. I'm real happy with it. It's a hoot to shoot. Probably go out again tomorrow with it.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby Hack » Mon May 18, 2015 10:23 am

You are just too happy with that purchase. Get back to work on the Spacecab! :lol:
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Re: Remington #6

Postby squatch » Mon May 18, 2015 1:05 pm

Yes I am!
These links have write-ups and pics of most anything you ever will do on a 2.6 Isuzu. Engine, brakes, suspension, interior, you name it! Enjoy!
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My '88 Spacecab build. In progress.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby Hack » Mon May 18, 2015 1:37 pm

Too happy or getting back to work?
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RIP: 1998 4WD Rodeo, Auto, 3.2L -- Ruined by Daughter #1 with Russian assistance. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby Med!c » Wed May 20, 2015 2:07 am

I have a box of sub sonic .22lrs I need to give you squatch. I dont remember why I foolishly bought it, but my plinker wont cycle it.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby wmorrisiii » Thu May 21, 2015 1:14 pm

I've never seen one. Pretty damn cool. Looks like the receiver is case colored too? Only question I have is you seem to be shooting it from the wrong side :D I didn't know you were a lefty...
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Re: Remington #6

Postby wmorrisiii » Thu May 21, 2015 1:20 pm

Accuracy af 50 yards off hand is impressive. I'd love to see the results sighted in off of a rest.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby Hack » Thu May 21, 2015 2:08 pm

wmorrisiii wrote:I've never seen one. Pretty damn cool. Looks like the receiver is case colored too? Only question I have is you seem to be shooting it from the wrong side :D I didn't know you were a lefty...

He isn't. We both shoot pistols right handed and rifles left handed. The left handed rifle shooting is so we can look down the barrel with our stronger eye. It is h_ll getting old.
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RIP: 1988 Troop 2.6L 5spd. Burnt valve(s). Damaged frame. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1998 4WD Rodeo, Auto, 3.2L -- Ruined by Daughter #1 with Russian assistance. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby squatch » Thu May 21, 2015 2:20 pm

What Hack said. I was born slightly cross eyed so I learned to use one eye. It was fixed when I was young but the right eye just doesn't see very well. So I have to shoot rifles left handed. I'm very right handed so it doesn't come natural. It's taken a lot of work to get comfortable shooting weak side.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby wmorrisiii » Fri May 22, 2015 9:27 am

I understand, given the groups you shot with a 100 year old rifle with tang sights, I'd say it's working pretty well for you. I assumed you were a natural lefty. My shooting glasses, as of two years ago, are 1.5x. Old eyes need help. Next step is probably adult diapers with shell catchers. I don't have a dominant eye issue but have seen a lot of different ways that it is addressed, mostly with the guys I shoot sporting clays with. From extensive gun modifications to patches on their glasses to learning to shoot left handed. Whatever solutions that work seem to be very much individual ones. And a lot of these guys shoot great, they also shoot a lot. As an aside, and it is a great story, I used to shoot some tournaments with a guy named Jon Kruger, one of the best guys in the country with a shotgun for a long time. I never knew he had a handicap until it was pointed out to me. He was so damn good you never noticed. When he was a kid he lost a good portion of his left hand in a fireworks accident, so he learned to shoot wearing a glove on his leading hand that had Velcro on it, with more Velcro on the forearm of his shotgun. You shoot sporting clays and FITASC from a low gun mount, butt of the gun below your nipple line. To mount a shotgun consistently and quickly and then track a fast target with no hand to grip the forearm, and still almost always shoot over 95%, and sometimes 100%, I would rate as impossible. Jon did it for years, and unless someone pointed it out to you, he was so smooth and good you never noticed he was missing his left hand. Always stuck with me, and I always admired how quietly and efficiently he went about kicking everyone's ---. Also completely took away any excuses I had for missing, which kind of sucked. There are still a bunch of big sporting clays shoots in MD...Hopkins Game Farm...Pintail Point...and a few other places. If you like to watch this stuff, or shoot one for fun, and you ever see the name Kruger, it is well worth following him around and watching.
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Re: Remington #6

Postby squatch » Fri May 22, 2015 3:27 pm

The only clays I shoot are back home for Thanksgiving. We shoot backyard clays on my cousins farm. I'm lucky to hit one every now and then. 1 eye means no binocular depth perception. But I do fine on paper. Much better with a pistol than a rifle. Even at long distances. I have a couple of friends that shoot clays often and well. The farm kid who's property meets mine at the creek was a champion for a while at Hopkins.
These links have write-ups and pics of most anything you ever will do on a 2.6 Isuzu. Engine, brakes, suspension, interior, you name it! Enjoy!
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My '88 Spacecab build. In progress.
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