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Looking to own a 22cal wheel gun - just because - any thoughts?

Posted on 12/14/2012 3:22:55 PM PST by JoeProBono



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1 posted on 12/14/2012 3:23:02 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

The new Ruger you have pictured is nice. If you’re thinking double action, either that or an older Smith model 17 or 18 (pre-70’s vintage) is easy to find and usually economical.

Taurus? *spit*


2 posted on 12/14/2012 3:25:10 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JoeProBono
Somewhere, out there, is a legal .22 cal Gatling. I'm sure you can find the pix.

Brother has a 4 shot .22 mag derringer. I used it on feral pigs in a trap. It worked. Hurt my ears more than a .38 would have.

/johnny

3 posted on 12/14/2012 3:26:33 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono
The single best of all the .22 long rifle revolvers I've owned over the years was a 1951 Smith & Wesson K-22 with a six-inch barrel and a pretty good, albeit less than mint finish. It took me over twenty years to find it after foolishly selling a much newer model 17 for a good price.

Guns you really like are harder to come by than dollars.

4 posted on 12/14/2012 3:27:35 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: JoeProBono

I haven’t heard someone call a revolver a ‘wheel gun’ in a long time.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 3:27:35 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Tijeras_Slim

double action - single action - pros cons?


6 posted on 12/14/2012 3:28:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

COLT Diamondback. Sort of a mini-Python.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 3:28:55 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: mnehring

“wheel gun” it has a pleasing ring to the ears doesn’t it?


8 posted on 12/14/2012 3:29:41 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: mnehring
Ruger S@W if you want to get spendy a colt python or trooper.
9 posted on 12/14/2012 3:30:02 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: mnehring

>I haven’t heard someone call a revolver a ‘wheel gun’ in a long time.

I’ve been around a long time.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 3:31:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Want something truly evil along similar lines??

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=321714162

http://www.hornady.com/store/22-WMR-45gr-Critical-Defense/


11 posted on 12/14/2012 3:32:58 PM PST by varmintman
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To: JoeProBono
Most of the single actions come with 2 cylinders, one for ,22 LR and a second for .22 mag.

Two for the price of one.

I'm not a big fan of the new model Rugers, but they are built like a tank and shoot good.

12 posted on 12/14/2012 3:34:58 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: JoeProBono

I like these. American made and around $250. Everyone needs a .22/.22 mag SAA.

http://www.heritagemfg.com/site/department.cfm?id=50


13 posted on 12/14/2012 3:35:25 PM PST by LouD
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To: JRandomFreeper

14 posted on 12/14/2012 3:35:30 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

If it is made by Colt, Smith & Wesson or Ruger it will be a quality gun.

I probably like the S&W model 17 with a 6 inch barrel as well as any and more than most. The Ruger Single Six is probably the most durable one tho they are all pretty much so.

I have also heard the Taurus model 94 is OK. I looked one over and it did look fine but I didn’t get to shoot it.

My first decent quality gun was a Harrington and Richardson model 49er. It was not in the same ball park as the better ones and had a heavy DA trigger but it would shoot accurately which is saying a lot.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 3:37:04 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: JoeProBono
If you could live with a SA, I'd recommend a Ruger Single Six Convertible (or similar revolver from a few other manufacturers). You get two cylinders that swap out with ease and allow you to use either .22LR or .22WMRF.

Although it's not manufactured anymore, my other favorite was the H&R 999, which was a double action .22LR. I was always fascinated by Webley breaktops, and the H&R opens up the same way...

If you can find one used and in decent condition, go for it!

16 posted on 12/14/2012 3:38:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LouD
SWEET!


17 posted on 12/14/2012 3:39:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Joe 6-pack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz6FZhGqtKE


18 posted on 12/14/2012 3:44:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Say WHAT? That looks like a GP-100 in .22lr? I knew there was an SP101 .22, with adjustable sights but this is news...

Off to the Ruger website to see what I've missed.

19 posted on 12/14/2012 3:48:30 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: JoeProBono

For plinking, both are nice. The Ruger Super Single Six is pretty much top of the heap. Double action, particularly the Smith Model 18 (4” K frame, adjustable sights, sort of a trainer for the .38 model 15) is good for practicing a smooth trigger pull for a larger gun.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 3:49:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JoeProBono

Good for squirrels and paper targets.

Go bigger if you want to defend yourself.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 3:49:53 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: JoeProBono

H&R 999:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie4yrbegGfg

Here’s a used one for sale on gunsamerica:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/979459212/H_R_Sportsman_Model_999.htm


22 posted on 12/14/2012 3:49:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono
Oh cool, it is an SP101 - with an 8 shot cylinder.

I think I want one.

23 posted on 12/14/2012 3:52:51 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: JoeProBono
I rather like DA .22 revolvers, although I haven't owned one for many years. The last one I bought new was sold because I needed to finance something else, but it was a pre-safety-lock S&W 617 that had the nicest out-of-the-box trigger I'd ever experienced.

I'm very tempted by the new Ruger 8-shot SP101 (like in the first photo), but I'm not at the buying stage yet. I never cared much for the Ruger (Super) Single Sixes despite owning a couple back around the time I got married, but the SP platform is one that I do like in .38/.357... and the owners of the older .22 SPs sure don't seem very eager to sell them.

Mr. niteowl77

24 posted on 12/14/2012 3:53:05 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: JoeProBono

I used to have a Dan Wesson revolver. 9” Bull Barrel with scope. It was my squirrel gun. A tack driver. Made ‘em easier to clean then when shot with the 410. Traded it in on a ‘39 Gibson Grande Console Steel Guitar.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 3:55:29 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Safrguns

26 posted on 12/14/2012 3:57:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Why a .22 when a .38 special was enough for the police for many years?
I recommend a S&W model 10-5.
27 posted on 12/14/2012 4:05:40 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Once had a Dan Wesson

had to trade it in for food


28 posted on 12/14/2012 4:08:04 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I have one of those HandR999s and love it.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 4:09:01 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: JoeProBono; Yosemitest

Hard to beat the SW K series in .22 or 38 caliber....
http://www.gunblast.com/Cumpston_K22s.htm


30 posted on 12/14/2012 4:17:31 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101/specSheets/5765.html


31 posted on 12/14/2012 4:19:39 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono
If you really want a .22 in a wheel gun, look for an old Arminius double action revolver in 22lr/ 22mag./
They were maufactured by Arminius in Germany and imported by FIE Miami Fl. They're not expensive and very comfortable to shoot, but not concealable.
32 posted on 12/14/2012 4:22:56 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: csmusaret

Mike Cumpston really knows his stuff.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 4:23:45 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JoeProBono

Joe,

Check out a Ruger Single Six, (now they have a Nine and Ten) The Single Six comes with two cylinders and you can shoot about 7-different .22-base rounds between the two.

I’ve had one for over 30-years, shot a million, (well, almost) rounds through it and it is still very accurate and fun to shoot. Looks good too.

Cheers


34 posted on 12/14/2012 4:24:33 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: smokingfrog

Looks like a really nice revolver.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 4:26:38 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yes, and I have a K22 that has been in the family for over 50 years..Wouldn’t trade it for anything.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 4:27:58 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: niteowl77
I'm very tempted by the new Ruger 8-shot SP101

You won't be sorry. A friend bought one as a first handgun to learn with. He stored it at my place for a while, and I keep making sure it works :) A very accurate weapon that is fun to shoot.

The swing out cylinder is easier to reload than the single action types too. The double action is very smooth. Single action trigger feel is even better.

37 posted on 12/14/2012 4:29:21 PM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: JoeProBono

Find an old Colt Frontier scout they go for 400 used. Single action is simplest and gives you the best trigger.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 4:30:22 PM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: csmusaret

My current Smith .22’s are a early 50’s pre-18 and a 1937 K-22 that’s got factory nickle. What’s amazing is that these guns are more affordable than the new 617’s.

A pre-17 owned by the actor that played Red Ryder passed through a local gun store, I missed it by “that much”.


39 posted on 12/14/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JoeProBono

My thoughts are “get one”.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 4:37:45 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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41 posted on 12/14/2012 4:39:01 PM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: JoeProBono

BOOM!.... Head Shot!


42 posted on 12/14/2012 4:45:52 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
He stored it at my place for a while, and I keep making sure it works :)

That sounds fair to me!

Mr. niteowl77

43 posted on 12/14/2012 5:03:11 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: Yosemitest

ARMINUS. I looked at some of them way back in 1968. I would not buy because the ones I saw had almost a 1/8 inch gap between the cylinder and bore.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 5:05:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: Cuttnhorse

I wish they made one where you could change out the cylinder and shoot .22 magnum too, like the Taurus 992. Maybe with a 6 inch barrel? Not sure if a longer barrel would make it more accurate or not, but would give you a longer sight radius, anyway.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 5:13:51 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

I had a Ruger Single Six years ago that came with a .22 Magnum cylinder. It was a great gun and I put thousands of round through it plinking. I eventually sold it and sometimes wish I hadn’t. I have a stainless Ruger Mark II .22 long rifle semiautomatic now that is also a great gun. In fact it is what I recommend to anyone looking for a .22 pistol.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 5:19:03 PM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I had an Arminius around 1985. For some reason I sort of liked the way it looked.

Unfortunately the range on mine was off on all chambers. It shaved lead like crazy. The barrel to cylinder gap was a bit large on mine too but not quite as bad as yours.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:01 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Yosemitest
I've shot some Arminius revolvers that were not bad guns for the money, but they always struck me as a hodgepodge of Euro engineering and (attempts at) American styling. My experience with German-made revolvers (Arminius/HW, Schmidt/HS and - the worst of the lot by far - Rohm/RG), has been decidedly mixed, but many of them were fairly accurate in spite of themselves, with a friend's old HS "cowboy" single action .22LR outshooting all the Ruger Single Sixes I ever owned.

Mr. niteowl77

48 posted on 12/14/2012 5:43:04 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: JoeProBono

At risk of dating me, I love my double action High Standard Sentinel, with the 6” (also came in 4-3/4” & 8” or [forget which] 9”) bbl. Paid my older brother $25 for it when he was drafted in 1957. It is still functionally tight, though the ejector plunger does finally have some minor play in it, after several cases—not boxes or bricks—fired through it.

Light wt (for its size) & rust proof aluminum frame...it has gone swimming with me many times when I thought I was fishing. It’s been dropped, fallen out of, or bounced onto the floor, of vehicles, and taken any other abuse a 12 year old country boy could dish out over a 55 year period of the two growing up together.

Accurate, comfortable grips, easy to reload, and to clean.

9 shot, .22 cap & ball, S, L, LR, or birdshot; handles Mini-Mags & Stingers without any problems.

You can find them in pawnshops...seen them still in the box as recently as 8 or 10 years ago...or at other venues, for a reasonable price.

OTOH, never use my Ruger Single-Six, also with 6” bbl: hard to reload, harder to clean, too heavy, uncomfortable grips...but cost a lot more. In fact, I would never buy another single-action of any type or caliber.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 5:49:38 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I played with one as a kid, as a matter of fact, I grew up with that pistol.
It was heavy enough that even the magnums had no recoil.
It was very accurate, and very durable, because as a kid I didn't exactly take good care of it.
The only thing I didn't like was the plastic grips.
But I'd like to own another one.
50 posted on 12/14/2012 5:50:56 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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