Giveaway: Win “Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly”

The Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 is one of the most popular modern sporting rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle

** The giveaway has ended, but be sure to check the Inside Gun Digest Books blog often for more chances to win great Gun Digest books.**

One of the interesting side effects of the modern sporting rifle phenomenon is the production of like models in rimfire calibers. These rifles, based on the AR-15, are very popular, and with rising costs in ammunition and production, the alternative of shooting rimfire ammunition through a largely similar (or otherwise identical in some cases) rifle for training purposes has great appeal.

One of many similar models from many companies, the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 is perhaps the best seller of them all and for good reason. It is lightweight, accurate enough for training, plinking and target shooting and has a very simple, solid method of operation. And, it happens to be just one of the many popular new models added to the hundreds of rimfire rifles already covered in the recently-revised Gun Digest Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly.

This week, for all of you .22 rifle lovers out there, we're giving away a copy of Gun Digest Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly. To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below telling us about the most recent .22 rifle you've purchased. Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the book.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Monday (July 16, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Tuesday (July 17). Good luck!

One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Monday, July 16, 2012.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Official Rules


  1. Got my 2nd 10/22 and really like them. Lots of fun too shoot. sure would like the book to help in maintenance.

  2. I have several 22 semi auto rifles and am currently looking for a Seneca green to complete my nylon 66 collection. And yes I would like to win the book. 🙂

  3. This would be a good book to hand down to my son. As like all my firearm’s that are going to handed down to him. At 6 he has is own 22 and we could learn together to work on it. Eveythng i do now i do for him.

  4. I really like using 22LR to practice. I have a conversion kit for my Bushmaster AR-15. I purchased 2 AK 47/22 ‘s by AMRSCOR one for myself and one for my Grandson’s graduation.

  5. Bought an S&W AR15-22 and took it to the range a few days later and was hitting the bulls eye at 50 yards right out of the box. Could not ask for a better gun. Highly recommended.

  6. I have a Spikes Tactical .22 LR upper for my AR15. As I get older, it seems I am going full circle. I am back to the .22 LR and the Spikes upper is a big part of that!

  7. I now have a total of 6 rimfire (.22 LR) weapons – 4 rifles and two pistols. The pistols are both Ruger’s – SP101 revolver, and Mark II Target – both fun to shoot. The rifles range from a 1936 5-shot Springfield Arms rifle, and a single shot, also from Springfield Arms. I have a Henry H101 Youth lever action and a Ruger 10/22 takedown – both purchased this year.

    As you can see, I can really use this book!

  8. This Spring I ressurrected an old Mossberg 51a auto-feeder that was a sort of hierloom. Very retro with it’s Mannlicher stock and hooded muzzle sight
    I was astounded how accurate it is with the ’40s Mossberg peep sight after only a minimal adjustment.

  9. I bought a S&W M&P 15-22 several months ago, before I knew how popular they were.
    What a fun rifle.
    Too bad in New Jersey I can’t have the adjustable buttstock so my grandson can use it too.

  10. I should like very much to win the rim fire book, as 22 cal are, an have been my favorate sence I was a kid. (now at the age of 75) I own three rifles, and 6 hand guns. I also plan to obtain one of Rugers new SR22. Thanks for the chance!!

  11. I have 6 rifles in 22lr and 2 pistols boy do I need this book even with some training a good reference book is always a plus :o)

  12. now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country; and I would like to own the Rimfire Fire Assembly/Diassembly for Gunsmiths Gun Digest Book for my use in my shop.
    Thanx, FC(“.

  13. Just acquired an OLD Remington .22 falling block from a local guy. I also picked-up and a couple .22’s (Marlin & Remington bolt actions) that need LOTS OF LOVE (and repair!) at auction for $35 ea.

    This book would make my work a whole lot easier!

  14. Got a Ruger 10/22 Take-down model. Love it. Put a red dot scope on it that I had laying around. Everything fits in the bag and handy to take along.

  15. The book would be very handy when working on my River 10/22. I have purchased other Gun Digest books and have found them to be excellent.

  16. Most recently my father left me his Browning BL22 he bought back in the Mid 70’s. I have twins who are 8, a boy and a girl, they are currently learning the rules of firearm safety and gun maintenance. This book would be a great teaching tool for my kids continuing firearm education.

  17. Don’t own one yet, but I am seriously looking for an inexpensive AR 15 to add to my collection. I want this to be as close as possible to the M-16 I carried in the Army. Also would like to win the book!

  18. It’s been a while but my last rifle purchase was probably the savage bolt action 22 I bought for my son when he was 12. it’s a fine for informal target shooting and plinking, and is more than accurate enough for my old eyes! Since then I have purchased a couple of 22 auto target pistols – a browning buckmark micro and a S
    &W 422 – love them both! I would love to get a good 22 target revolver next. Let me know if I win the book!!!

  19. I have three .22 rimfire rifles, The first was the Remington
    Nyon 66 got New around the mid 1970s, The second one, new about 1984, a Marlin Model 60, and the Third one a Smith and wesson M-P 22-15 have had it about Two years. But the one I like the most is the Marlin Model 60, One very Great shooting Rifle.

  20. We really like .22’s. They are inexpensive to practice with. I would LOVE to win this book. It would be a big help.

  21. I just put some Volquartsen parts in my 10/22 and could have used this book. I would love to have it for the next project.

  22. Am about to purchase the most prolific 22 of modern times, the ruger 10/22! would love to later get a gsg22 just cuz they are plain cool…

  23. THe last rimfire I purchased was a Ruger 10/22. I also purchased an old single shot 22. And I have several 22 pistols.

  24. Recently bought a used Remington 572 Fieldmaster pump .22. Used it once then after I took it apart to clean it does not work. When I pull trigger, no bang ! maybe this book can help me properly reassemble it the right way .

  25. My last .22 purchase was a Smith&Wesson model 22A semiautomatic pistol which I love by the way. It is the first brand new gun I have ever had.

  26. Last 22 purchased was a used Marlin model 60. Love these old guns, inexpensive and reliable. Own several. Also like to win the book.

  27. Last .22 rifle purchased was a Sig 522. Bought via online auction, so it hasn’t arrived yet — looking frward to it:-)

  28. Most recent acquisition of a rimfire rifle was a Ithaca Model 72 Saddle Gun.

    I’ve used my trusty old (1980 edition I think) Gun Digest Books of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly many times over the years, but it is quite old and does not include many rimfire rifles. I’m often asked by friends and family to get into one or more of their guns for deep cleaning or repair. I have to rely on several different sources for exploded diagrams and assembly/disassembly guidance, as well as just plain old horse sense. However, firearms, as many mechanical things, don’t always come apart in what one might consider logical sequences. One mistake can be costly, in both time and broken/damaged/lost parts. Been extremely fortunate not to have lost or damaged any in over 40 years.

    Been eyeballing the later editions of these books for awhile now, but in most cases, it’s hard to tell just when they were published. Guess I’m going to have to break down and get them.

    Anyway, sure could use a free one.

    • Hi ‘Papa,’
      Here’s the lineup of updated versions of the assembly/disassembly books, to help clarify publication dates:
      – The Rimfire Rifles and Revolvers assembly/disassembly books were newly revised last year (2011).
      – This year, the Semi-Auto Pistols book came out in June, and a revised Shotguns A/D will be out in October.
      – Next year, we’re scheduled to revise the Centerfire Rifles book, as well as Tactical Weapons.
      Good luck in the drawing, and thanks for reading the blog!

  29. The last .22 rifle I bought was a Remington Nylon 66 manufactured April 1971. I wasn’t even in the market for a .22 rifle, but rather had gone into a gun shop looking for a 1911 style .22 pistol, just pricing them. Then I saw it sitting in a circular rack on the sales floor and it was calling to me. I’m 60 years old and have never owned one. The moon & the stars were in perfect alignment that day and it was in such nice condition I just had to buy it. It even had a period 4x Universal scope mounted on it. It appears it was never fired much at all. Yay for me!!

  30. Bought a Ruger 10/22 about a month ago and had a friend change the stock to a Youth stock from Brownells. This is perfect for me as I am a short woman and even the compact stock was too large for my hands. The Youth stock is perfect.

  31. Let me first say: I have never found a .22 rifle that I did not like or could not love! I enjoy working on these firearms, and would love to win this book for future use. The last .22 rifle(s)that I purchased in a package deal: Remington Model 12, and a Ruger 10/22 Deluxe. In my opinion, the .22 is the greatest rifle ever invented!!!

  32. My last .22 purchase was Rugers SR-22. It was perfect out of the box and made a fine choice for introducing my Granddaughters to shooting sports. It has worked flawlessly and the girls are hooked! (Makes me so proud!) The assembley/disassembly book would be a perfect addition to to teach the girls proper care, post shooting, for their training!

  33. Last 22 bought, Smith & Wesson M&P AR15-22. Great fun gun. Can shoot a brick at one sitting, enjoying every second. The kids love it.

  34. I’ve recently purchased two rimfire rifles: a standard Ruger 10/22 as a birthday gift for my father last year. (This year for his birthday I set it up in a ProMag Archangel chassis & put a 16″ barrel on it for him. The Archangel system doesn’t look right with the 18.5″ barrel.)

    The other rimfire I’ve recently purchased is a S&W M&P15-22 MOE. This one’s mine, and it has quickly become one of my favorite rifles. In fact I shoot it more than any other rifle I own! The next rimfire I buy will likely be a GSG-1911 followed be either a ATI GSG-5/HK MP-522 (I’d prefer the GSG-5, but only if I can find a 1st generation gun.) or the new ISSC Mk.22 Scar. Of course getting another 10/22 and converting it to either a Archangel Marauder (HK G36) or a ‘Krinker Plinker’ (AKS-74U ‘Krinkov’) would work too! I’ve also been daydreaming about getting a Ruger SR-22 & a Ruger 22/45RP and setting them up as a race-guns for Ruger Rimfire competitions.

    I’ve always enjoyed shooting my .22’s, but the new generation of “Tactical .22’s” has really brought the enjoyment level up even higher for me!

  35. I have 1902 Savage, It was my Grad Dads,passed to my father and then to me at age 14. It’s the gun I learned to shoot with. The Gun Digest Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly disassembly would be a big help in keeping it ship shape.
    Thank You … Alan

  36. This book would be very handy to me as I am learning gunsmithing and working on the different firearms.This is one I’d very like to have.

  37. My last .22 rifle that I purchased was a Browning Semi-Auto .22 SHORT. It looks exactly like it’s older brother the .22 Long Rifle version but it uses the .22 short round.

    It’s very light, streamlined and so sweet to handle and shoot. Loads from the butt just as it’s older brother, the .22 Long rifle.

    These rifles are very diificult to find. I was lucky enough to find this one at a gun show some years ago.

  38. my last 22 rifle was a ruger 77/22 that i bought about 30 years ago. it has a leupold 4x on it, and it still shoots great.

  39. I own a Browning BLR22, a Marlin Model 882 .22 WMR, and a Savage 93R17 .17 HMR. This book would be an immense help in keeping them all in tip-top condition. It is my fervent hope to win this giveaway.

  40. Okay. You win. I cannot find a way to enter the giveway for the .22LR assy/disassy book. And I will not try again. And I will find another way to acquire the books I want. I do not like the idea of your wasting my time.

    No thanks.

    • To enter the random drawing, just post a comment telling us about the most recent .22 rifle you’ve purchased. Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the book.

      Simply posting a comment is your entry. We apologize if that wasn’t clear.

      Good luck in the drawing, and thanks for visiting


  41. I bought a Ruger SR-22 last year. Then last June I won a .22 cal Colt M4 at the NRA booth raffle at a shooters fair. I went to the same shooters fair a year later and won another Ruger SR-22 at the same NRA booth raffle.
    I’m lucky at gun raffles, you might as well just send me the book now !!!

  42. you bet, I’d love to have this manual. Didn’t really need for JC Higgins single shot, back in the day. But now that I have a Ruger 10/22 and a Colt M4 22LR, it sure would come in handy.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. yes i would like to win,i have a savage i have two grandsons that are tired of sharing my savage.needless to say,i need two more ,22s,this would be a great thing!!

  44. I currently don’t own any 22 LR’s but would love to.Grew up around guns and am very comfortable with them in the right hands and being safely and appropriately used.Am getting into guns big time and shooting at a local range with a friend. Is hard living in CA with so many gun-phobics around, but love CA for other reasons.
    Would love to win this book..thanks.

  45. I have several .22 rifles AR, Marlin 60 and I am getting the Umarex Heckler & Koch (H&K) MP5. So it would be great to win this book.

  46. I have a disassembled Winchester Mdl 280 on my workbench waiting for this book to aid in it’s reassembly. Should it happen to not be included, I am sure that there will be something close enough to be of help. Thanks for the opportunity.

  47. I have a closet full of older .22 rifles. So, this would be very useful. I probably will buy it, even if I do not win it.

  48. I have an old Marlin .22LR so I would like to win the giveaway so I can know how to take the gun apart and re assemble.

  49. my latest .22lr rifle that i purchased is a 1966 2nd year production browning t-bolt in 95%+ condition. i would love to win this book

  50. Just bought ANOTHER Ruger 1022. This one will be set-up for Steel Challange rimfire rifle competition my club shoots monthly.

  51. I didn’t buy one, but I was given an old Marlin Levermatic .22 rifle. Unique action and it has a nice long barrel. I put peep sights on it.

  52. Of course I’d love to win, with a collection of Henry, Ruger, Marlin and others this would be a fantastic addition to my library.

  53. I always have had a 22 rifle. I have a ruger single shot 22 now. Its one rifle that has the best shot result I ever had.

  54. With numerous sub-caliber rifles in various action types, this book would be a valuable addition to my firearm library. (Would be better if you’d offer two copies in the giveaway, because one will get dog-eared in a hurry!)

  55. The most recent .22 I purchased was actually a bunch of 10/22 parts that I am putting together in a sheet metal receiver. It will be cool looking when I am done, and this book will probably help quite a bit.

  56. Well, the last .22lr I purchased was a Ruger 10-22 BUT….I am getting ready to make the final payment and purchase a H&K MP5SD that I have on layaway.

  57. My lastest addition to my 22 collection is a Mossberg 46A complete with #6 sccope mount and scope. It is a real treat to shoot. I bought it at a farm auction for $105.00. What little surface rust it had cleaned up easily. Brings my 22 count to 6. Love taking them and the grandsons out to plink.

  58. The last 22 I bought was a Sears Branded Marlin 80 DL in mint shape. I have a Marlin 80 DL already and like it so when the Sears one came along I bought it also. Both guns lime most Marlin 22’s are tack drivers.

  59. My first 22 was a Springfield bolt action, 60 years ago, but I’m down to a Savage bolt action. A new AR15-22 sounds like something near term. A new book would come in handy.

  60. The 22 cal. has been one of my ever present companions and friends for over 40 years. It’s versatility, dependability and economy makes it a truly practical and fun caliber. This book would be a great addition to any gun enthusiasts library. Thanks for making it available and giving us an opportunity to receive it free.

  61. I recently purchased a Remington Nylon 77. I actually wanted a Nylon 66. But I saw the N77 and the fact that it is semi-auto appealed to me even more.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.