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Old 02-08-2012, 03:50 PM
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Question bicycle gun ,skeleton gun?


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my father-in-law gave my son a gun .22 has no wood or plastic the barrel rolls to the side to load and it has no name or #'s. he said that back in the day they sold sauve and i guess if you sold enough you got to pick a prize of a bicycle, or this rifle. i would e- mail any one a pic if they could tell me some more on the history of this gun or what it might be. curiosity has got the best of me after the last 3 years. i cant find any thing on the net or the local gun shops.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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This is a more modern version, a 1970's Garcia/Bronco, FIE.



This is a ca.1904 Quackenbush Junior



This is a Precision Industries .22




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Old 02-08-2012, 08:16 PM
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This is a more modern version, a 1970's Garcis/Bronco



This is a ca.1904 Quackenbush Junior



This is a Precision Industries .22




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the one on top is it thanks
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:38 AM
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I always wanted one of these "ultra utilitarian" guns. Or two.

I backpack and also hike mountains. I like survival training.

To me one of the ideals would be 22 long rifle with a 12 gauge (or a 410) . Th 22 would be to hunt most small game. The 12 gauge would be in for birds or in case of attack, or, if you do see a deer or some larger game that is close enough to get with this style rifle. I believe the 12 gauge should be smooth bore so you can have birdshot or slug for purposes stated.

I once had a long conversation with a guy from Russia who had friends who hunted exclusively with a double gun--one barrel was 22 long rifle and the second barrel was 12 gauge. These were heavier guns, real hunting rifles and NOT survival type/bicycle type as posted in this thread. Both have their places.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:34 AM
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i se your point zoar point zoar the over and unders used to be real popular in this area i think they were a 22 over a 20 excellent guns (in my opinion).
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:21 PM
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My local dealer has a 30-06/.410 for sale <$300, but, I think you have to change the barrels back and forth.Been making me think though.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:52 PM
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WOW !!! Cool rifles guys..Great pics..!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:55 AM
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I always wanted one of these "ultra utilitarian" guns. Or two.

I backpack and also hike mountains. I like survival training.

To me one of the ideals would be 22 long rifle with a 12 gauge (or a 410) . Th 22 would be to hunt most small game. The 12 gauge would be in for birds or in case of attack, or, if you do see a deer or some larger game that is close enough to get with this style rifle. I believe the 12 gauge should be smooth bore so you can have birdshot or slug for purposes stated.

I once had a long conversation with a guy from Russia who had friends who hunted exclusively with a double gun--one barrel was 22 long rifle and the second barrel was 12 gauge. These were heavier guns, real hunting rifles and NOT survival type/bicycle type as posted in this thread. Both have their places.
Savage used to make (and probably still does) an over and under shotgun/rifle, nice guns the one i have has a full wood stock, tho some of the latter models have synthetics.

Mines a .222 over 20.
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I have one like yours. Mine has a name on the side (right) that says: Rall Arms Corp. El Dorado Kansas, on the barrel on the Left side it says Wildcat 22-S-L-LR USA. The name Rall is difficult to read and may be Rau or Raw. I have looked and never found anything about the company.

I got mine about 30 years ago without a trigger. It cost me about $100.00 to have a gunsmith fabricate me one. I believe this gun is from the late 1800's or early 1900's and was a bicycle or carriage rifle.

You are the second person I have found on the internet who has one.

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these were called genically "bicycle guns". NOT because there was a prize of a bike. they were made to attach to your bicycle when you took to the road before cars.

they were made very light as you were pedaling the bike up hills. some came with thin leather holsters other just tied to the bike frame. some had separte shoulder stocks, made of skeleton metal. Dozen of people made them (including Stevens) and they were very inexpensive. I have a few in my collection. remember --light eight, usually single shot22 rimfire. People also got to carrying these in their buggies, but the horse drawn vehicles could carry more weight, so they remained "Bicycle Guns".
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