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I recently found an Atlas Gun Co. (ILION,NY) .22 Junior Rifle patented Feb. 18, 1890. The rifle has an 18" barrel and seems to be in great condition. At first, I thought it was an old toy gun because of its size. However, although aimed at young shooters, it is far from a toy. From what I understand the rifle is "The First Model" from Atlas Gun Co., who were only in business for a short span of time before being bought out...with this particular gun model being enlarged to a 20" barrel and sold through Sears and Roebuck's. I can't find one of these first models for sale anywhere. What do you guys think its collectors value is? Amazing to think of a Victorian times child using this little guy.