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mtnman80111
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Posted - 01/21/2009 :  6:52:17 PM  Show Profile
Does anyone know if anyone ever made a 22 Hornet levergun? If so, where would be the best place to try to find one?

RMH
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2009 :  8:43:46 PM  Show Profile
No such animal- .22 caliber centerfire chamberings in lever guns are few and far between; only the .218 Bee in the Pre-WII Winchester Model 65 comes to mind. (Regardling .25 caliber lever-action rifles, a slew of .25-20 WCF rifles are available, additionally the Marlin Model 62 was made in .256 Winchester Magnum)

Maybe a few stray custom .22 Hornet conversions of Winchester Model 92's (or associated reproductions) or Marlin Model 1894's are out there, but I doubt they are easily found. Closest commercially-built .22 Hornet rifle to which you might be interested is the Springfield M6 overunder, singleshot 22 Hornet/.410 shotgun combo. Otherwise there's a few .22 Hornet bolt-actions out there.
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5mmgunguy
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Posted - 01/21/2009 :  8:56:15 PM  Show Profile
I don't think there has ever been a 22 Hornet level action. There are 218 Bee lever actions...Winchester 65 and Marlin 1894 CL, also a very nice Browning 65 has been made in 218 Bee. I don't think either the Marlin or Browning are in current production and clearly the Winchester hasn't been either.
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Bert H.
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Posted - 01/21/2009 :  10:29:58 PM  Show Profile
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Originally posted by RMH

No such animal- .22 caliber centerfire chamberings in lever guns are few and far between; only the .218 Bee in the Pre-WII Winchester Model 65 comes to mind. (Regardling .25 caliber lever-action rifles, a slew of .25-20 WCF rifles are available, additionally the Marlin Model 62 was made in .256 Winchester Magnum)

Maybe a few stray custom .22 Hornet conversions of Winchester Model 92's (or associated reproductions) or Marlin Model 1894's are out there, but I doubt they are easily found. Closest commercially-built .22 Hornet rifle to which you might be interested is the Springfield M6 overunder, singleshot 22 Hornet/.410 shotgun combo. Otherwise there's a few .22 Hornet bolt-actions out there.



You are forgetting the Model 64 in 219 Zipper, and the Savage Model 99 in 22 HP.

I do not know of any lever-action rifle that chambered the 22 Hornet cartridge. I believe that the root reason for that is the fact that the 22 Hornet was not invented until 1930, and it was not commercialized until 1933 (the Model 54 bolt-action rifle). Winchester also chambered the Model 70 and Model 43 bolt-action rifles for the 22 Hornet, and made factory replacement barrels for the Model 1885 single shot in 22 Hornet.

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mtnman80111
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Posted - 01/22/2009 :  08:38:13 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for the info. I had an old Savage 22 hornet when I was a kid that was great. I have a couple 94's but would a small rifle cartridge that I can reload for plinking and small varmint control. My dogs hate the noise of major calibers. I have alot of trees so won't be shooting at much distance. I love open sights and the quick to shoulder feel of a lever gun. Any ideas?
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Robin
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Posted - 01/22/2009 :  10:15:53 AM  Show Profile
Have you considered a .22 WMR or do you want a center fire? With a lot of trees why not consider the 25-20?

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hidebuyer
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USA
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Posted - 01/23/2009 :  6:21:26 PM  Show Profile
Why not try a Winchester 9422 ? Also Taurus made a Lever Action .22 last year... Inexpensive shooting.......
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mtnman80111
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Posted - 01/24/2009 :  12:32:41 PM  Show Profile
I have a Ruger convertible single six, which I have had 40 some years, and it still shoots real good because I have taken good care of it. I use it for wood rats and to scare off coyotes with the .22 magnum. I will consider a .22 magnum lever gun--will check out the Taurus--did't realize they made on.

Thanks for your suggestions. I researched the 25-20, would love one, but can't swing the $700 or so this year.
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LOGLE
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Posted - 02/03/2010 :  11:16:00 AM  Show Profile

I am holding a Savage .22 Hornet Lever Action in my hands. It is center-fire.
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Floyd58523
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219 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2010 :  12:18:50 PM  Show Profile
What model is the savage? Is it a custom gun or factory markings. Please post photos of the gun. Thank you
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ruger41
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USA
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Posted - 02/03/2010 :  1:26:58 PM  Show Profile
If you like the .22 Hornet, Taurus made a revolver with a 10" barrel and 8 shot model for a while-here is one on the auction side. http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=155539821

It would certainly get the job done on varmints at close to medium range-maybe farther if you mount a scope.

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duckhunter
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8416 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2010 :  3:02:11 PM  Show Profile
Ruger 77 bolt action is a sweet 22 hornet. Less than $700.00
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