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Article about: The Cooey .22 line-up at my place. The rifle second from the bottom was my fathers from when he was a kid. It was made for the 'T. Eaton Co.' by Cooey in the late 1920's or early 30's, and i

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    The Cooey .22 line-up at my place. The rifle second from
    the bottom was my fathers from when he was a kid.
    It was made for the 'T. Eaton Co.' by Cooey in the
    late 1920's or early 30's, and is branded
    "Eatonia" on the reciever.

    I learned to shoot with it myself at age 11 or 12, and
    even though it was run over by a Ski-doo and the
    cracked stock repaired, it still shoots with
    amazing accuracy for such a simple
    little rifle.

    Yes, I have a fondness for these.........



    Pictured below, top to bottom:

    WWII Model 82
    Model 75
    Sureshot repeater
    Eatonia
    Ace 1
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The Cooey 82 was the primary training rifle for the Air Cadets when founded in 1941. They were most likely purchased by the squadrons outside of the RCAF as a result these rifles would not have had the standard C-Broad arrow mark. My Cooey 82 is marked to a squadron that existed from 1941 to 1948. “110 SQUADRON RAYMOND” and is lacking any military or inventory numbering.





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    Nice one. Would that be Raymond Saskatchewan.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Currently, the 110 air cadet squadron is located Scarborough Ontario. I am not sure off hand when the squadron reformed. At times some of the air cadet squadron numbers have been re-used but generally only in cities where they were originally formed. I would imagine that the original 110 Squadron was also located in Scarborough. I can TRY seeing if it is mentioned in my AIR CADET magazines, but I am lacking in the 1941-1942 issues.
    NOTE: I cant seem to see any of messages that I have posted here, though you seem to be able to see them?

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    I believe the first couple of posts are moderated.
    Can you see them now ?

    Nice to see your rifle has the peep sight.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Yep,
    That appears to be the case. Though I have been on this forum for a while I have not made any posts as I did not have anything of merit to add, until recently.
    “A wise many only proves otherwise when he foolishly opens his mouth.”
    -Matt

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