are we talking practical application or you just want that design ?
Just because I want a pump. I have a thing for different mechanical designs, particularly ones that are examples of fine workmanship. Thus the Browning BL-22 over a Henry .22 lever action. And the very unique T-Bolt.
The Field Master 572 and another classic I own and love but may be harder to find. The High Standard Sport King .22 pump.
Thanks. I'm glad to hear that you like your 572 so much. I haven't seen any of the High Standard pumps on any of the online sales sites.
I think the Henry AR7 is the coolest .22 ever.
It is a pretty cool design. Perhaps down the road, but right now I'm really leaning towards a pump.
I have a Rossi clone of the Model 62 Winchester Pump. It's all blued steel and Walnut, (no Aluminum). And it runs perfectly. They're no longer made, but they are not too hard to find on the used market. And they are a LOT cheaper than an original Model 62. The Remington 572 Fieldmaster Pump is a beautiful rifle. It comes with the same type of sliding groove rear iron sights the Model 700 BDL does.
Thanks. I've never owned a Rossi. I'll have to watch for that.
I grew up on a lever-action
Marlin .22.... MANY 1000's of rounds through that thing!
I think that should be your "next"
I do want to add a 39A to my collection. A few years ago a salesman at a local Sportsmans Warehouse showed me a 39A. I really did like the design, but I had just started looking for a lever action, so I passed on it. I haven't seen one since. If I had known that they were going out of production, I would have bought it first and picked up my BL-22 later.