Cooey model 39

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Cooey model 39
Type Single-shot rifle
Land of Origin Canada
Specifications
Length 37"
Barrel length 22"
Cartridge .22 short, long & LR
Action bolt action

Effective Range ~200yds (180m)
Feed manual
Sights iron sights
Production History
Designer Hubert Joseph Cooey
Design Date ~1938-39
Manufacturer H. W. Cooey Machine & Arms Company
Produced 1939-1965
No. Built ~65,500
None of the Cooey 39s carries a maker's serial number.
The exact date of the 39's introduction is unclear, but it came on the market just as World War II was breaking. Designed and built by Toronto-born Hubert Joseph Cooey at the family plant in Cobourg, Ontario, the Cooey 39 has earned a reputation for simplicity, ultra-reliability and safety. Even with a cartridge in the chamber, the gun must be manually cocked by pulling back the bolt knob, making accidental discharges all but impossible. And it's versatile, digesting short, long or long-rifle loads.

There are no accurate records of the number of Cooey 39s sold, but the number must be staggering. And, as a testament to durability, most are still in use today. To the probable annoyance of gun registration people, none of the Cooey 39s carries a maker's serial number.

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