So I just love this rifle:
Keystone in Pennsylvania is best known for their Crickett (“My first rifle”) series of single-shot 3-pound bolt-action .22LR trainers and they are taking that proven action, giving it a 20-inch barrel, and putting it in a thin walnut stock with a short length of pull to produce these Mini Mosins.
Still a single shot with no bayonet lug, company reps say they hope the mini milsurp will make kids more interested in old surplus rifles. They plan a whole series of these guns to include shrunken Mausers, Arisakas, MAS36s, and Springfield M1903A3s.
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