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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. 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(“.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!!
    [email protected]

  10. 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.

  11. 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 .

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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


  22. 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 !!!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!)

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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