The Single-shot Rifle
The first is known as their No. 6 single-shot take-down rifle and of course it is a .22-caliber gun.
If you are a beginner it is a good gun for you to have because until you have learned how to handle and care for a gun a higher priced one :s really an extravagance. The No. 6 has a 20-inch round barrel which I dare say is made of far better steel and more accurately bored and rifled than the original Remington—but alas and alack-a-day! there are no bears hereabouts, and that's where Eliphalet had the best of it.
Waking up again, the barrel of the No. 6 is of the best steel, the frame is forged and case-hardened, and the stock and fore-end are of turned walnut. The working parts of the lock are of forged steel and the butt of the rifle is fitted with a steel butt-plate.
This rifle is provided with a leaf rear sight and a bead front sight and in addition a long peep sight is attached to the tang of the rifle, the use of which is described in the chapter on How to Be a Crack Shot. It is chambered to take the following ammunition: BB and CB caps, .22-short and .22-long cartridges, which are described in the chapter on Powder and Shot and Shell.
The rifle can be taken apart, hence it is called a take-down rifle, by means of a thumbscrew, and this is a great convenience in cleaning as well as in carrying it about when not in use. It only weighs 4 pounds and it costs but $4.55.
Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.
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