Over the weekend I went to the degenerate city of Charleston in the degenerate state of WV. Up there is a Cabellas that I browse to see if there is anything ever interesting. While in the over priced “gun library” section I ran across this gem.
I have always wanted one of these. The Model 69A is a magazine fed .22 long rifle that has a very nifty set of target peep sights. The gun uses the same Winchester magazine as the Model 52 family and the Model 75 windcheater. This means it uses the 5 round ma as standard but would accept the 10 round version and the single shot blocked off version.
I had a model 69 at one time but not the 69A. The 69 had only the usual open V-notch open sights of most guns of this type from this time period. But those peep sights though.. I missed out on getting one of these years ago but noticed the extractors were broke. The shop sent it off to get fixed for me before I bought it but when it came back they sold it off to some one else. Very annoying.
I really wanted this one. But I did not even consider it. Why? Because Cabellas wanted 699 for this gun. Yea I didn’t want it that bad. One of these days though.