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Thread: Military marked .22lr rifle?

  1. #1
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    Sep 2014

    Military marked .22lr rifle?

    Got a remington 22 which has broad arrows and S/S marks, as well as an S SP and serial number which doesn't look like the original type. Any info on these? Google isn't being overly helpful. Cheers Name:  IMG_20210103_230232.jpg
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    Nov 2014
    Central Otago
    The SS and double broad arrow means 'Sold out of Service'. The SPS means 'Special Precautions Scheme' which ran during WW2 when .22 and .303 rifles were impressed by the Government for Home Guard training (.22's for practice and .303's for issue). After the war they were offered back to the original owners first. The unclaimed rifles were then sold to the public and got the SS stamp to signify official disposal. A piece of NZ history!
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    Dec 2011
    The serial number is NZ Military as well - US-made .22 rifles werent required to have serial numbers up till 1967 so the vast majority of them didnt .
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    Apr 2015
    come on ,you know the rules...show photo of whole firearm....Im guessing its a model 33??? regret selling mine many years ago...it was very accurate,even with crude wide rear sight.had naasty habit if I spent afternoon plinking,after 50 or so rounds the unburnt powder would touch off giving me a blasting...used to run the action area well oiled after wards and didnt get issue again.



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