Most people who know my preferences in firearms know that I'm a walnut and blued steel type of guy. Strangely though, when going through the local gun show this last Memorial Day, I picked up a Mohawk 10C, which is a box-magazine version of the old Remington Nylon 66. When I first saw one way back in the '60s or '70s, the firearm struck me as a cheap nasty piece of solid waste with a schnabel fore-end set way too far forward. After buying the rifle I looked on the Internet to learn how to disassemble it for cleaning, which I did. What I found was a very ingenious .22 rifle where the stock and the receiver are one piece. The action is simplicity itself, as if some Remington engineer was channeling his inner Kalashnikov. The second thing I did was take it out for a test-firing where I learned the magazine that came with it was a dud (not unusual I understand). After getting a couple of fully functioning mags I learned to love this little gun. It's light, handy, dependable and very accurate. Oh, and the Schnabel? I figured out that it's set out toward the muzzle for a simple reason: It gives the rifle some weight forward so that it holds steadier. This Mohawk 10C is now my plinker of choice and my truck gun.