Originally Posted By bdawg998:
$50 mags are metal. Someone seems to be currently making them, but I haven't found out who. As far as selling it, that's not going to happen. I got it for Christmas when I was 10 or 11 years old. I just want to pick up a couple extra mags without spending a fortune.
The rifle has value to you so keep it. I still have the .22 rifle my Dad taught all us kids on back in the 1950's. I will never sell it. (Remington 514 single shot) But, its not a daily shooter. I get it out once every year or so just for fun and pop off a few rounds to remember squirrel hunting with Dad.
But, when it comes to the Vipere....they dropped them as they never took off. I saw a new one, still in the box, at a gun show last year for a cheap price. Dealer couldn't give it away. Nothing against your rifle but: (From Wikipedia)
"The Viper replaced the Remington Nylon 66, a rifle beloved by many. Early reviews were generally positive, but enough people had problems that the Viper never really took off. Early production Vipers had a hefty steel magazine typically described as "bulletproof". Later production Vipers came with plastic magazines that were often problematic.
The Viper was succeeded by the Remington 597. Due to its short production history and mediocre acceptance by gun owners, a Viper accessory market never materialized
Keep the rifle, hang it on a wall and then go buy a Rem. 597 or a Ruger 10/22 to use as a daily shooter. You can bet a Ruger 10/22 for what a few mags for your Viper cost. You can always pull the Viper off the rack on your birthday or whatever and shoot it for sentimental memories.