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Thread: Push fire .22 rifle?????

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    Boolit Master
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    Push fire .22 rifle?????

    I was thinking the other day.
    Sometimes not a good thing.
    A while ago, I remember seeing a guy at the range, with a strange .22 rifle.
    No trigger.
    It was fired by pushing on the rear of the bolt.
    Didn't get to ask him about it.
    Anyone know what make and model it could have been????

    I'm thinking it was made for someone who couldn't pull a trigger, for some reason.
    But I'm probably wrong.
    Maybe made to get better accuracy????
    No trigger pull/jerk????
    Kind of like a release trigger on shotguns.
    Always thought those were kind of dangerous.

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    Since you don't describe the rifle very precisely, I'm wondering if it may have been an old "thumb trigger" Winchester. Roughly, there was "tab" that caught the striker/firing pin, (manually retracted to cock) at the rear of the bolt and was just depressed with the thumb to release the striker/firing pin. I don't believe the rifle had a model number just, just the name Thumb Trigger Rifle.
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    That might have been it.
    It's been a while since I saw it.
    I remember it was a bolt action.
    Caught my eye because it didn't have a trigger.
    Thanks

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    Yup my first thought was thumb trigger.https://videos.full30.com/bitmotive/...75/854x480.mp4

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    Found it on the web.
    Winchester "Thumb Trigger", 1904 to 1920, then a "Model 99 Thumb Trigger" until 1923.
    It was made t be a "Boys Rifle" Something we no longer have these days.
    Very interesting.
    Wish I could find one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYYJKV2sxes

    Was just checking for any for sale.
    $1,000 to $2,000 estimate.
    OUCH!!!!!

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