Answer I have the same firearm. I know its pre 1898. There is no manufacturer name anywhere on the gun. What is you serial number? mines 9119. I paid $38.00 for it on gunbroker.com. From my own research I believe it to be eather an E.L.Dickinson "Ranger 22 Long" but the hammer shape is different from what I seen in the photo of the Dickinson. I also believe it may be a HOPKINS & ALLEN Just cause the hammers are really similar and they had a popular model called "Ranger number 2"
Ranger was a Sears Roebuck trademark. The guns were manufactured by several makers. If you have a model number, you may be able to find it in cross-reference list. If you're referring to the "Ranger 22 long" Pat. MCH 28. 71 May 27. 79 it may have been manufactured by E.L. Dickinson sometime between 1871 and 1879 although it is hard to say due to the fact that there is no manufacture name stamped on the gun. The serial number on one is 9119 so there were at least 9119 of these guns made. It is hard to find out how many of them are left due to the fact that they're about 129 years old. --- Ranger was also a .22 caliber target rifle made from 1937 til' 1949 by Stevens Arms Co. It is the same as the model 416 Stevens target rifle. The M-34 Ranger is a singleshot, cock-on-opening rifle. The forestock has finger grooves , chrome trigger, chrome bolt, metal butt plate. This rifle was made from 1932 - 1938 by Marlin.