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encore 01-24-2009 09:04 AM

ranger .22 rf
i have a .22 cal rimfire single shot i got from my uncle years ago,was wondering if anyone knows who the maker might be? it just says ranger 101-8. i'm kinda thinking he bought it from sears or montgomery ward store.looking for the manufacturer . thanks tom

Monie 01-24-2009 11:17 AM

From another website in response to a similar question:

According to the Numrich Arms ( Store brand/MFG cross reference guide, it is a Stevens Model 83.
These were classic well made, yet utilitarian Savage design .22 rifles. And in good condition should be very accurate.
Interestingly, the Stevens Model 83 is listed (as per Gun Traders Guide) as being made from 1935-39. And all examples I've seen differed from the Sears Ranger in that they had a basic steel trigger guard. While the Ranger's have a molded type which was not generally used at that time.
My guess is that Sears contracted w/Savage at a later date for a single shot .22 rifle and the model 83 was resurrected for them. But not reintroduced on the Savage/Stevens lineup.

encore 01-24-2009 01:38 PM

thanks monie, that's the one i have with the plastic trigger guard,now just have to find out about what year it was made.---tom

Outdoorsman 01-24-2009 02:41 PM

Yeah.. I was going to guess Stevens or Higgins

Monie 01-24-2009 02:57 PM

I checked the Sears archives and didn't find anything. I did a Google search of Sears catalogs and came up with this:

The only thing is you would have to purchase specific years to access the info. It's the best I could find for you at the moment.

encore 01-25-2009 05:10 PM

thanks again, i think i'll go to gander mountain and look at their books, only 5 mi. away,why i did'nt think of that earlier i don't know, must be an age thing!---tom

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