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Thread: Model 572 BDL Smooth Bore 22lr!

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    Default Model 572 BDL Smooth Bore 22lr!

    I about thought this was a joke, but turns out its a real production gun from remington. This is probably one of those guns you would have wished you bought when the value tripples in a couple of years. Might have to shell out the 500 bones and take a bet!
    http://www.remington.com/products/fi...mooth_bore.asp

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    Smooth bore 22's have been around a long time.Remington and Winchester both made them in bolt actions as well as other outfits. I've had a few Tom Mix models in the past.These were sold for folks that wanted to trick shoot like the trick shooters of past.When I was selling alot of guns the smooth bores were slow to move.

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    I saw my first smooth bore just a few months ago, Heck,I didn't even know they existed. Anyways,it belongs to a friend and is a Winchester bolt action. He/we knew nothing about it except that he couldn't hit anything with it when he tried sighting it in with .22lr's. When I checked it out I saw no rifling(!?) but did see a short choke tube like contraption almost flush with the end of the muzzle. When got to do some research I found out these rifles indeed came with,if I remember correctly, two interchangable threaded inserts w/tool. One smooth and one w/rifling. I haven't had a chance to check out my friends rifle as he lives away but bet his has the smooth one and I know he doesn't have another. Sooo,if anyone comes across one of these rifles and is interested in buying it just make sure it comes with both(?)inserts and tool.

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    Savage still lists a smooth bore 22LR!

    Marlin made a 22MAG Garden Gun SB in the past.

    The best were the Routledge bore Remingtons 514 and the pump;
    Mossberg made SB and a mini skeet system call MOSS Skeet (get it?) , pretty cool, we had one at scout camp in the 60's..

    I have a 580 SB as well..
    I have not actually shot anything with them, but my buddy hunts dragonflies with one...(he doesn't have cable or anything)...LOL. I took care of the field mice with a pellet gun, but had the 22 shot in reserve.

    I just found some WW shot shells in Juneau at Rayco, $10/box. CTD lists them for $95/500..so they are not cheap

    Probably more than you wanted to know, good stuff though!

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    Not really EVERYTHING there I wanted to know. How many dragonflies does it take to make a mess? Bet they're a B to dress out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I about thought this was a joke, but turns out its a real production gun from remington. This is probably one of those guns you would have wished you bought when the value tripples in a couple of years. Might have to shell out the 500 bones and take a bet!
    http://www.remington.com/products/fi...mooth_bore.asp
    Remington's don't hold their resale value well, even somewhat hard-to-find models. The market is flooded with them.

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    Yes lots of Remmies about.

    Models I have noticed for value retention:

    the re release of the 572 above:
    these models MSRP was a bit over $4 and auction sites seem to gather about $8 for them

    a Rem 720 in 257 Roberts fetches a fair price

    The Routledge smooth bores seem to be in demand

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