View Full Version : Norinco JW21 lever action

Prairie Dog
06-29-2012, 11:09 AM
All this talk about Norinco guns has renewed my interest in a JW21 lever action .22.


Does anyone have any experience with this model? If they're any good where do you get one? Marstar lists them but they are always out of stock. Is this an indication that they sell like wildfire or that you can't get one anymore?

06-29-2012, 11:27 AM
I know a couple people who have em, and they have no complaints. Fit and finish is not the best but it is a step above some of the other Norc products I have seen.

I haven't seen them available for some time though unfortunately.

If they do come back around I would likely grab one up.

06-29-2012, 01:07 PM
They haven't been in stock for over 4 years. Allegedly there was a shipment due in Dec '11, but nothing yet. I'd pick one up in a heartbeat, especially if the fit and finish has improved the way the rest of the Norc brand has since '04.

The two I saw looked rough, fit and finish was ok, but bluing was odd and there were tool marks here and there. They functioned well and shot very well with a smattering of ammo, but we only had LR with us, no long or shorts or CBs. The sites were a tad crude, but easy to work with and fix. They'd make a great kids first gun, or a truck gun.

06-29-2012, 01:18 PM
Found one

06-29-2012, 01:32 PM
I liked the fact that its a bent-lever. All of my levers are.

06-29-2012, 04:52 PM
Found one

I don't think he has stock. He typically doesn't stock anything, and orders in as customers order.

He sells out of his home, and is striclty online.

I could be wrong on the stock situation, but I have been to his house to pick stuff up before, and it's a small operation.

07-15-2012, 12:04 AM
There's a few Norc rimfires I'd love to get my hands on. The 15,15a,21,25 all look like fun little hobby guns.

07-20-2012, 09:22 PM
The price on his last batch was $200. Likely that'll be up higher by quite a bit if, by some miracle, more should arrive.

If you don't want to wait I can heartily recomend the Henry H001 model. It doesn't have the bent lever but it's a sweet handling rifle and it shoots VERY well.

07-21-2012, 12:50 AM
Very cool I did not even know these existed

Prairie Dog
07-30-2012, 11:56 PM
Badger lists them as well......for $349.00. ....and you have to 'call or email for info'. Translation: 'We ain't got none'.

Rory McCanuck
07-31-2012, 11:08 AM
For the same price I think I would go with the Henry.
Got to handle one, and was quite impressed.

Prairie Dog
08-15-2013, 09:54 AM
GOC (got one coming) :) While not in my hands yet it has been ordered and paid for. They are in Canada and Wolverine can get them.

08-15-2013, 10:04 AM
Just looked at one at Lanz the other day.

If Im doing a lever 22 Im getting a BL22 though.... ;)

Prairie Dog
08-15-2013, 11:21 AM
To each their own, I prefer the bent lever style.

Interesting that Lanz has them in stock. I've been playing email tag with them for a couple months and they assured me that I would be notified when they were available.

From: Order - LANZ [mailto:order@lanzshootingsupplies.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2013 1:22 PM
To: 'PD' - Shaw
Subject: Re: Norinco JW 21B

Hi 'PD'

We are sold out at this time but we can add you to our call lost as soon as they come in we would give you a call, we would just need your full name and phone number. (which I supplied)

Thanks and have a great day!!

M*** B****
Lanz Shooting Supplies Ltd

My opinion of them has certainly changed and I know what they can do with their gun.