.22 Black powder cartridge revolvers

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Old Gun Guy, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Old Gun Guy

    Old Gun Guy Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    N. Utah
    If this question has been asked before, then I apologize in advance. If a turn-of-the-century .22 black powder revolver is in good shooting condition, i.e., indexes well and locks up tight, would it be safe to fire CB shorts in it?
    Old Gun Guy
  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    CB shorts contain no power, the bullet is propelled by the force of the primer only. those and even the CB long (CCI) , which contains 1 Gr of powder should be perfectly safe in any mechanically sound black powder .22 firearm.

  3. Old Gun Guy

    Old Gun Guy Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    N. Utah
    Thanks for the info!
    Old Gun Guy
  4. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    personal opinion. i would not fire this or any other black powder revolver with modern ammo. what will happen eventually is it will not be tight and indexes as well as it does now. in other words you can only harm it not help it.

  5. as far as im concerned as long as it locks up tight and is not a valuable collector the cbs are fine old semperfi
  6. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    WARNING--I had an old Eli Whitney c. 1875 .22 revolver that was in very good condition. I fired a .22 CB cap into the leg of a picnic table about 10 feet away and the bullet bounced back and hit ME in the shin. OUCH! No broken skin, just stung a bit.
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