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zotparkerm
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My father-in-law gave me two rifles: first a BSA Martini .22 that shoots like a dream and, then, later, the monster bench rest shown in pictures attached.

I thought it was also a .22 but realized it is a .222. It is a Remington barrel and the serial number is 11551. I can find no other marks on the barrel or the bolt so I am not sure what it is.

The stock may be custom made as there is no information on it. It has a bubble level on top and a nifty mount on the bottom, though I have no clue what it mounts to.

Prior to the BSA Martini I had little interest in bench shooting and was more into handguns. I enjoyed it so much I asked for the other, thinking it was also a .22.

Is .222 ammo still available? Is it rare? I appreciate any information you can give me on this gun. I will be digging into this forum to familiarize my self with this aspect of shooting, but had to know what I've got.

Thanks

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JohnWayne
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Your rifle looks like a 40-x remington to me. 222 ammo is available, but you may want to have a chamber cast made just to be sure what you have for sure. Also, congrats on the generous father in law.
762willdo
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Thats a VERY desirable action, don't let anybody talk you out of it cheap.
butchlambert
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Looks like a 722 to me.
Butch
Hal
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Butch

I think it has a solid bottom.
Probably an early 40X action with out seeing more pictures.

Hal
zotparkerm
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Thanks for all of the responses so far. I was thinking it was either the 40X or the 722, but have no clue how to tell.

By "solid bottom" do you mean single shot? It is single, no slot for a magazine.

I would love to know if there are other stocks it can be mounted in as I don't think I would use it much in its current configuration. The wood case it is in combined with the gun weighs about as much as any 6 or 7 other guns and ammo. I also don't know if there is a mount that I am missing that the fixture on the bottom of the stock sits in.
mpryne
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If that is a home made stock it looks as if that may just be an elevation adjustment. For when it is in a rest.
Preacher
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Any 40X stock will fit your action, and it is if it has no cut out under the bolt...
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