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COOEY RIFLES and accessories


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Someone might be interested in the following Canadian produced Cooey bolt actions. All except the bottom Cooey Winchester were purchased and used by Britain during WWII.

From the top to the bottom:

Cooey 39 single shot
Cooey 75 single shot
Cooey 60 Tube feed
Cooey 82 single shot WWII training rifle made for the miitary during the war
Cooey 39 single shot made in the 1960's by Winchester-Cooey.

The only decent Cooey reference is John A. Belton's "Cooey Firearms/ Made in Canada/ 1919-1979" published by Musuem Restoration Service (Historical Arms Series No. 28).

 

 

RIFLES, COOEY PATTERN .22 In, DATA SUMMARY

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RIFLE, COOEY, .22"
Magazine
1 Nil single shot weapon

Safety
2. A safety feature is provided in the action
of the bolt, closing the bolt does not cock the
action, the cocking piece must be drawn back
by hand to cock the action.

Weight
3.      6 lbs.

Length
4.      3 ft., 6 ½ in.

Barrel
5.    Length - 26 3/4 in.
       Caliber - .22 in.
       Number of fling grooves 8
       Twist --1 turn in 16 in.
       Direction - to the right

Sights
6.        Front -blade
           Rear - either aperture or "U" backsight with sufficient range of adjustment for miniature range shooting

Ammunition
7.        Cartridges, R.F., .22 in Mk1.  This rim fire ammunition carries a lead alloy bullet and a nitro-cellose powder charge giving a muzzle velocity of 1300 f.p.s. (approx.) All issue ammunition is of the size known as "Long Rifle".

Gauges
8.           No gauges are issued for use with this equipment.

Weights
9.      Pull off 4½ lbs.  To draw back cocking piece-cocked - 17 lbs.  fired - 7 lbs.

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Issue 1 —  6 Apr 1945     Distribution Code No. 67          Page 1

CANADIAN ARMY EME MANUAL

RESTRICTED

WEAPON C 179 Instr 1

RIFLE, CAL, 22, C281, WITHOUT BOLT
(FORMERLY RIFLES, GOOEY PATTERN .22-IN)
Miscellaneous Instruction

SUMMARY

1.     This instruction authorizes the attachment of a dummy magazine to the rifle to facilitate rifle drill, and details the procedure to be followed.

2.      Provision or fabrication of the dummy magazines and attaching hardware will be the responsibility of individual RC Army Cadet Corps under direction of Command or Area Cadet Officers.

3.      RC Army Cadet Corps will ensure that dummy magazines are removed., and the stock screw replaced, before rifles are forwarded to RCEME workshops for repair, or returned to RCOC

GENERAL

ITEMS AFFECTED

4.      All Rifles cal, .22, C2BI without bolt
(lOO5—21—103—WP55) on charge to RC Army Cadet Corps.

ACTION REQUIRED

By RC Army Cadet Corps

5.     As directed, fabricate and install dummy

magazine as detailed in this instruction at no expense to the public.

By RCEME

6.     Nil.

By RCOC

7.      Nil.

STORES REQUIRED

8.      See Fig 1 for stores required.

STORES REMOVED - (Refer to para 3 above for disposal)

9.       See Fig 2 for stores removed.

DETAIL

10.      Refer to Fig 3.

      a. Fabricate a dummy magazine as shown.

      b. Remove existing stock screw.

      c.       Attach the dummy magazine to the rifle using screw, MS35269—57 (No 8—32X3 FIL/HD, MACH) 


Serial Stock No. Designation Qty
1 NPN DUMMY MAGAZINE, (as per Fig 3) 1
2 NPN SCREW, MS35269-57 (No 8-32X3, FIL/HD, MACH 1
Figure 1 — Stores Required
Serial Stock No. Designation Qty
1 B1/BA/C0049 SCREW, STOCK 1
Figure 2 — Stores Removed

Issue 2 - 1 Nov 63                                                        RESTRICTED

Supersedes Issue 1; changes marked (*)                                                                                          Page 1

WEAPONS
C 179 Instr 1
RESTRICTED CANADIAN ARMY
EME MANUAL
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DEME 89837            * Figure .3 — Detail of Dummy Magazine
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Page 2 RESTRICTED 1 Nov 63 - Issue 2

 

 

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If I'm not mistaken, should be the Cooey Model 82 - here's a pic of mine -
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(Originally fitted with sling swivels, though they had been removed from mine when I got it - I have since found and installed some.)


Here's a pic of another Model 82, with swivels and sling (but missing the optional very basic peepsight mine has) -
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Here's a wartime production photo taken in the Cooey plant -
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And here is the brief entry on the Model 82 from a booklet entitled Cooey Firearms Made in Canada 1919-1979 (John A. Belton) -
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Cooey Rifles and Accessories

Details for Item # 2912 Go Back +

Eatonia (Cooey) Boy's Rifle 22 cal

Price: US $225.00   Order
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Maker: Cooey Model: Eatonia

A single shot manually cocked bold action rifle marked on the top frame "Eatonia 22 long rifle." Overall plum to brown finish with the one piece stock grading good plus. The 18" barrel has a bright very good bore, imported and marked on the under side of the barrel. These boy's rifles were built for the T. Eaton Co. in Canada. This piece is in for above average condition, no serial # other than a Canadian Registration sticker. For the 22 or boy's rifle collector not a common U.S. item. FFL or C & R Please.

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