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I am hoping I no the answer to this question but I was wrong once before lol. Hell that was Tuesday lol. When I got an iver and johnson and found out it was a black powder pistol. Lucky it was given to me. Yea free. My question is this. I have a winchester 22 pump galery rifle model 06. There are
3 pat. Dates on it the last one being may 30 1911. Here I go ASSuming again. Please correct me if I am wrong. Smokeless powder came out in 1909. Fingers crossed. That would NOT make this a black powder weapon. On sat. I am going to crisen this piece by runing some standard 22 lr rounds thru it. Unless someone like on Tuesday tells me " hey that's a black powder gun " lol not one of my better days:confused:


Thank you in advance for your help

Tom
 

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Smokeless powder was actually developed in the 1880s by the French, IIRC. It took awhile before it became generally available. The .38special cartridge, still available and fairly popular today was originally a BP cartridge, loaded with 22.5grains of the holy black.

As far as the suitability of the rifle for modern cartridges, you really ought to have the gun evaluated by a competent gunsmith who knows about these things, IMHO.
 

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The '06 was designed to be up-scaled to a certerfire rifle at some point and that never happened. As a result, the '06 has a lock up system way out of proportion for a .22lr. I wouldn't really worry about it, pick up some modern .22lr and fire away. I have the 1890, the '06, and the model 61; I just love those pump action Winchester .22's. The '06 has always been intended for use with smokeless powder.
 

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If Kevin Gibson says it's good to go, it's good to go!
 

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Thank you so much for your imput. I figured as much but with picking up that iver johnson this past week it had me thinking to much. Thanks again
 

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Keven these old pump 22s in my opinion are just beautifull. Just the way they were produced nice and slender just the right curves. Hell you would think I was tailing bout my old lady. Oppps sorry ladies . I don't mean no harm. Ok if no one noticed yes I have quite a few new weapons to me anyway. Over the past 2 years I have been taking care of my father a blind and bed ridden WW11 vet. While staying here taking care of him my home was burglarizes. Yep you guessed it [email protected]*$%; took all my weapons. That is why I am on a buying spree:grumble:
 

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My first rifle was a very used Winchester 1890, so I quickly fell in love with the pump .22's. Since then I've added a "5 Spot" model 62A. 5 Spot was a company out of Chicago who had traveling shooting galleries in the 1920's-30's. I have an '06 and a model 61 (the hammerless one). And I picked up a Rossi 62 for my son that's a fantastic little rifle.

I'd love to pick up a 16" Taurus 62 in Stainless, and one of the Taurus 62's in .22 mag.
 
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