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Posted: 12/23/2011 3:34:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2012 4:33:23 PM EST by atomicfacepalm]
Saw one at a local shop for $89 with scope. Is it based on a CZ or am I thinking of a different rifle?
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 4:36:47 AM EST
They sell a CZ copy over which I think is marketed as the "Puma". Some of their rimfires are not bad.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 4:33:02 PM EST
After reading up more info on various rimfire sites I went back and bought it. No range report yet but here are some pics.

The stock is a little rough but not as bad as others. Some owners called the wood "Chinese Balsa".

The scope dates back to the 60's.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:07:59 AM EST
That's a nice looking rifle for under $100
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:15:45 AM EST
I'd buy that for $89.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:42:22 PM EST
I think that is Chu wood.

I'd try it for $100
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 9:22:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 9:24:38 PM EST by dcrosso]
I believe that the Norinco model 4's are a copy of the BRNO rifles not the CZ 452's. While similar, the triggers are different and the quality not quite as good.. I have Norinco KKW -TU training rifle ( K98 Mauser style) It actually shoots quite well. I installed a Russian 3.5 PU scope on mine and was getting 1/4in. groups at 25 yards. In order t get bolt clearance I had to use a DIP (Diversified Innovative Products) 20moa base with a set of tall, 30mm, shimmed rings. There have been several discussions over at Rimfirecentral.com. There is one at a local pawnshop for $129, which I felt was a little high. Pricing of $90 to $100 would be more inline. The wood feels fairly dense and I think the word Balsa does not quite describe the feel and heft of the rifle wood.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 12:15:36 PM EST
Nice looking rifle. Looks to be full sized so it might make a good deer hunting trainer. Plus the old Scopechief alone is worth almost as much as you paid for everything. Good find!
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