By Nick Leghorn
The year was 1995. Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise was at the top of the charts. Star Trek: Voyager began its long journey to ruin the Star Trek franchise. OJ Simpson stood trial for his poor taste in work gloves. Windows 95 was released. Some stuff blew up around the world. And in the background, a small firearms manufacturing company named Feather Industries closed its doors for good. Their name may be all but forgotten these days, but the guns they left behind are a shining example of how shoddy construction and poor machining can turn a brilliant idea into one of the worst guns I’ve ever fired . . .
The concept of a compact rimfire rifle that can be disassembled for transportation isn’t anything new, even in 1995. The Armalite AR-7 (now produced by Henry) came on the scene in the mid 1950’s and set the standard for “takedown” survival rifles that is still used even today. The folks at Feather Industries wanted to take the concept a step further, making a compact takedown semi-auto .22lr rifle that was cheap, useful, and more compact than even the AR-7. …Read the Rest
Source:: Truth About Guns