Stirling model 110

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Stirling model 110

Post by AlHow » 28 Oct 2023, 8:10 pm

Hi guys, I needed a cheap 22LR to run subsonics at home to control the rabbits. I wanted a magazine and scope rails. So I bought a Stirling (Squires Bingham) in Philippines walnut (beech?). Now I know these aren’t real popular around here but I gotta say I’m impressed with this little cracker. Fug it’s accurate! Can’t fault it. It had an old original scope on it with smokey glass but I will pull that apart and see if I can reserect it. I already had an ATN X-Sight LTV so I have fitted that for the time being for knocking off the rabbits. $150 for what has seriously been a little cracker.
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by No1Mk3 » 28 Oct 2023, 10:23 pm

Nothing wrong with the Stirling bolt action rimfires, it's their semi-auto rifles that were not well regarded compared to other relatively priced makers.
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by AlHow » 30 Oct 2023, 7:51 am

No1Mk3 wrote:Nothing wrong with the Stirling bolt action rimfires, it's their semi-auto rifles that were not well regarded compared to other relatively priced makers.


Ok gotchya. I don’t have a problem with people not liking the Stirling but was interested to know what the particular issues were. Thanks mate.
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by Mattraff » 04 Nov 2023, 12:41 am

I had a RIA 1400 which is just the new model name for the old Stirling M14. I shot very well but had the worst trigger I have ever experienced. There is no real issues with them as such. They have never been looked upon favourably being cheap and roughly made in the Philippines. The semi auto M20 was clunky but was half the price of the cheapest American rifles. I remember in 91 they were $129 for a M14 with a 4x40 Nikko Stirling silver crown and the M20 semi auto was $149. I was talked out of buying one by my uncle and bought a Marlin M60 semi auto with a 6x40 silver crown for $210 which was a great deal given to me by the funshop owner who felt sorry for 13yo me busting out all my hard earned savings.
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by AlHow » 09 Nov 2023, 7:45 pm

Mattraff wrote:I had a RIA 1400 which is just the new model name for the old Stirling M14. I shot very well but had the worst trigger I have ever experienced. There is no real issues with them as such. They have never been looked upon favourably being cheap and roughly made in the Philippines. The semi auto M20 was clunky but was half the price of the cheapest American rifles. I remember in 91 they were $129 for a M14 with a 4x40 Nikko Stirling silver crown and the M20 semi auto was $149. I was talked out of buying one by my uncle and bought a Marlin M60 semi auto with a 6x40 silver crown for $210 which was a great deal given to me by the funshop owner who felt sorry for 13yo me busting out all my hard earned savings.


Thanks Matt.

I’m not fussed on realistic opinions. The gun is what it is. I nearly didn’t buy it being a stirling but it has been a little cracker.
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by on_one_wheel » 09 Nov 2023, 8:08 pm

So many fond memories whenever I hear the word Stirling.22
It's hard to fault a bold action Stirling, mostly people turned their noses up at them because they were very cheap. As you've discovered, they're perfectly fine.

Did you re-finish the stock yourself? It looks pretty dam fine 8-)
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by AlHow » 19 Nov 2023, 7:09 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:So many fond memories whenever I hear the word Stirling.22
It's hard to fault a bold action Stirling, mostly people turned their noses up at them because they were very cheap. As you've discovered, they're perfectly fine.

Did you re-finish the stock yourself? It looks pretty dam fine 8-)


I did mate. I rubbed it back and only used linseed oil. I’ve slowly changed all my rifles over to left hand timber.

I can’t fault it and it’s bluddy accurate.
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Re: Stirling model 110

Post by Aussie Carl » 07 Dec 2023, 5:34 pm

my dad gave me his model 110 recently which he bought new in 1958-1959 and it will shoot a 3/4 10 shot group at 50 yards with CCI Mini Mag.
I have fitted a Nikko Stirling 4.5-14x 50 panamax scope to it.
You should be happy with yours
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