Cabela's had a 4 hour sale and one of the leaders was a Remington Model 5 for 189 US dollars.
I figured that if I showed up an hour after opening and there was still a Model 5 available that I would purchase it. The good thing was that they did have a few Model 5's still available, and I did purchase one.
These are manufactured in Serbia by Zastava, and have been for years. This is an old design that has been on US shores at least twice before imported by Interarms and Charles Daly.
The bolt design is similar to every other bolt action 22lr out there, the bolt handle doubles as the recoil lug. There is nothing wrong with this, and why screw with something that works. What is different between the Model 5 and others is the size of the receiver. My Savage MkII is basically a tube of steel, the Model 5 is a much more massive receiver. The only other 22 that has such a massive receiver is a CZ.
Haven't shot it yet. Plan to do that tomorrow. Still plan to buy a heavy barrel 22lr Savage.