.22 Black powder cartridge revolvers

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  1. Old Gun Guy

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    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?
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    Old Gun Guy
  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    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

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    RJ,
    Thanks for the info!
    Old Gun Guy
  4. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    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.

    bill
  5. old semperfi

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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    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 Active Member

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    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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