Hey folks, just picked up this super cool Marlin Papoose .22 Survival Rifle today. The Papoose is a semi-automatic .22 Long Rifle with a detachable barrel, 7-round magazine (10 round magazines are optional) and it comes in a case that is supposed to float in water (we'll find out!).
Here is the official description of the Papoose from Marlin's website:
"If you like to take a rifle with you when you're backpacking, boating, four-wheeling or just taking a hike, the Model 70PSS, with its 7-shot clip magazine, is a natural for you. You can take it apart or put it together in a matter of seconds.
This all-weather version of the famous "Papoose" enjoys the versatility of stainless steel construction, combined with a rugged fiberglass-filled black polycarbonate stock.
It's also equipped with an automatic "last-shot" bolt hold-open. It comes in a padded carrying case with built-in flotation."
I have been trying to get my hands on one of these Papoose rifles for over two years, so it's great to finally have one in hand. My dad gave me a Marlin Papoose for Christmas when I was 11 years old, so it's going be a real nostalgia trip to review this gun. I plan to field test the Papoose over the next couple of months and post a full review this winter.
For more information visit: www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/selfloading/70pss.asp