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I have wanted one of these since shooting one with a friend years ago. Finally scratched the itch. 1994 Grade 2.





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Mine is a grade 1 that I have owned for 20 years. I really like the short lever throw. Love that rifle.
 
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Mine is a grade 1 that I have owned for 20 years. I really like the short lever throw. Love that rifle.


A lot of lever actions owners say it is their must fun to shoot gun. If it ever stops raining here I'm going to give it a try !!


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Those are great rifles, still made the way .22s ought to be. And the best tube retention mechanism ever. I've killed many, many squirrels with mine.


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I'm a Marlin guy, but I've always wanted to try one of those. Congrats on a beautiful rifle...please let us know how it shoots!
 
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Congrats on a great rifle

I have my dad’s he must have bought it in the 70’s or 80’s. It has maybe a trillion rounds through it. The only repair that has ever been done with it is a new ejector spring I put in last year. That shirt throw is the bomb. An accurate and great handling little lever gun.

Could someone tell me about the grades? Thanks. Or I could get off my butt and look it up too....
 
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It's going to be a fun little shooter. Going to have to work on the trigger though. This one is right around 6#. Planning to order a spring kit for it. That should help.


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Good luck putting it in. They are a royal pain in the ass to take apart. Make sure you have good screw drivers, etc.


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Good shooter. I have one, too. I put and old Mossberg trainer scope on it.



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Dad has a nice one with blonde wood. Might get it out and pop a few caps tomorrow actually.



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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Another Marlin guy here, I bought a BL-22 just because of other people's comments about how great they were ... I didn't care for their action on the lever, maybe it was just mine but it felt mushy at the end of the throw.
It shot well and was comfortable but I just couldn't get past the feel of the lever ... traded it for a Henry "Evil Roy" that caught my eye at a show, silver finish, 16"octagonal barrel and slender forarm like the original Marlin 39.


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Was able to go shooting with the BL22 today. Shot a fun 100 rounds this time out. It really is fun to shoot. Did OK with it , but man I can't see that front sight anymore. Trigger wasn't all that bad, I measured it at about 6.5# on my gauge. All in all I am pleased with the purchase.


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But they're accurate, aren't they? I never put a scope on mine. And they are light enough to shoot one-handed. I was leaning against a tree hunting squirrels and I could hear a squirrel coming down a tree at my 8 o'clock. I gripped the rifle with my right hand, twisted around, pulled the butt into my right bicep, and otherwise fired it like a pistol. Head shot, dead squirrel. Never even used my left hand. Great little rifles. I love .22s built as .22s, scaled to .22s, and which handle like .22s. The BL22 is that in spades.


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But they're accurate, aren't they? I never put a scope on mine. And they are light enough to shoot one-handed. I was leaning against a tree hunting squirrels and I could hear a squirrel coming down a tree at my 8 o'clock. I gripped the rifle with my right hand, twisted around, pulled the butt into my right bicep, and otherwise fired it like a pistol. Head shot, dead squirrel. Never even used my left hand. Great little rifles. I love .22s built as .22s, scaled to .22s, and which handle like .22s. The BL22 is that in spades.



Yes , they are accurate. Also I was impressed how quickly I could get on target, seemed like the sights were quick to line up, even though the front was a bit blurry for me. Great handling .22.


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The price of getting old!
 
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I have hunted squirrels with my uncle for over 30 years who shoots one. He would let me shoot it on occasion. It's such a light and accurate gun.
Maybe I'll inherit it one day (not too soon I hope.)
 
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The price of getting old!


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Nice piece of wood in this one.




I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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Took a better photo today BL22 with my JC Higgins Model 45 in .35 Rem.



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I really like the short lever throw.


I shot a friend's once and chuckled that I could work the action basically by opening and closing my hand.


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