.22JGR Cartridge and/or Rifle Chambered For It


#1

Am searching for whatever information someone may have on, what appears to be two rare items, a cartridge, the .22-JGR, originally manufactured by Jiger Arms Ltd., Toronto, Canada, and a rifle chambered for that cartridge. The rifle in question is a Sportco Model 66-D(??); can find nothing in major gun books about Sportco’s firearms. Am at present in possession of what I beleive is only one of 200 originally manufactured; serial number bears out the limited production. Any thoughts, or guidance to a reputable source for me to contact regarding the two subjects is appreciated. Thank you for any assistance.


#2

iaaforum.org/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=2555

This just reappeared a few threads down. I see the round in ones and twos periodically.


#3

In France trials were made by GIAT to use this round in the new family of assault weapons (like P90, and so on).
Here is a very scarce steel dummy made by Manhurin.
Hstp 22 JGR written with a laser on the base
JP


#4

This Manurhin dummy is quite interesting; it supports a statement made in a 1961 JGR Gunsports, Ltd price list that Manurhin was one of many companies that had shown interest in the cartridge.


#5

Sounds like an interesting method of applying a headstamp, any chance of a photo?

I have wondered before why lasers are not used more for headstamps, as they can be computer programmed to cut almost any shape. Just as I finished high school they were installing a laser cutter that could be used to cut and engrave materials such as Perspex and MDF, you could also engrave on certain metals. This thing cost