"The FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL CORP. BRONCO was the forerunner of several VERY similar .22rf rifles which featured the unusual "twist to load" type of action."
"FIC first made their "Bronco" in 1967 in the old Beretta (USA) plant in Accokeek, MD.. By 1970 FIC had sold out to Garcia Products, the fishing equipment folks. Garcia added a .410ga version and an over under 22/410.
After Garcia shut down making the odd little rifle, the Bauer Company up in Fraser, MI offered it as the BAUER RABBIT. It too was short lived and shut down in 1984."
I had one of these when I was a kid; couldn't hit a bull in the a$$ at 25 yards!
I believe it was actually intended to be used to commit suicide in a hopeless survival situation...
David, I had one of these growing up for a brief time and I believe my memory tells me I used it as a rifle. I ran over mine with the disk while working the fields. I kept it on the John Deere for rabbits, fox etc and it fell off. On my next pass I heard it as I ground it up