Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/interarms norinco 22lr (atd 22)

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I have two of these I bought for my sons when they were young. I would like to give them back to them now that they are grown. one has a broken magazine tube in the stock and I would like to replace it. Do you know where I can find one, or who I can talk to, to find one. I appreciate your consideration and time. Thanks Mike Veselik


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I have done some checking on this...I like to have a working .22 auto rifle around, even though it's not legal to hunt with one here in PA...just seems like a good thing.

OK - Norinco parts are near impossible to find, but call SARCO INC to see if they have a mag tube in stock...they had a small lot of these rifles for sale earlier this year, and may still have some parts. Info@sarcoinc.com  or 1-610-250-3960

NO ONE else that I have checked has any parts for these rifles except for a few odd screws, etc...and I have found that the similar tube mag for the Browning ATD will not fit the NORINCO...The mag for the old Remington Mod 24 MIGHT fit, but I do not know if it will work. www.gunpartscorp.com   has the Remington mags and a "new model" Browning ATD mag.

Check MARSTAR online in Canada be a source for the tube mag...this seems to be a fairly common problem with all versions of this rifle, no matter who made them.  Link; http://www.marstar.ca/html/home.html

Worse case, if NONE are available,  take the broken rifle to a GOOD gunsmith/machinist to either repair the original or fabricate a new piece...I have seen these guns selling for around $300 each recently, so it is certainly worth the money to get it fixed. Many years ago, I had a gunsmith make up a tube mag for an old, odd model Marlin .22 and it took a few days and about $30, but that was long ago...but I think it would be well worth the expense to give matching rifles to your kids.

Good luck with this.

( I have an old, odd model Winchester that was supposed to be a jammer, but with a 15 minute fix is now smooth as glass...it was well worth the effort.)

Mark

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General questions relating to various handguns - shooting, recommendations and general information on older/antique Smith & Wesson, Colt and other US made and European made pistols and revolvers. I am NOT an expert collector, but I have had several hundred handguns over the last 45 years+. I have repaired and refurbished several and shot hundreds of various handguns, and I am pretty knowledgeable on them.

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Started shooting in Cub Scouts at age 10. US Army veteran in the late 1960's. Owned several hundred handguns including revolvers and autoloading pistols made by Colt, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Merwin Hulbert, H&R, Iver Johnson, Hopkins and Allen, Charter Arms and European pistols made by Mauser, Beretta, Star, Llama, Tanfoglio Guseppe, Dreyse 1907 and FN. I am mostly interested in and experienced with late 19th and all 20th century pistols, not current guns using plastic.

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Have a degree in Social Work, with minors in Sociology and Fine Art (Painting)

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