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22 cal. unknowen revolver

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by spatrick86, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. spatrick86

    spatrick86 New Member

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    im trying to rebuild a 7 shot 22 cal. revolver but cant find and information on it. the only markings i can find is "CHALLENGE" on the top of the barrel and "181" stamped on the lower part of the handle under the grip. iv searched every where and all i can come up with is that it looks like a hopkins and allen. its in peices and im needing parts (only a few spings i think). i will try to get a picture uploaded asap. please let me know if this revolver sounds like anything you know. thank you for your time.
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    This isn't going to help you much, only listing I found for the name Challenge is " a Trade name found on inexpensive revolvers from an unknown manufacturer ". Pictures might help, perhaps someone can recognise the frame.
  3. spatrick86

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    here are a few pictures, im missing a few springs and pins, but everything else is there. i hope their clear enough.

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  5. spatrick86

    spatrick86 New Member

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    your right they do look alike but iv seen several revolvers that look like this one. do you know where i can find parts for the revolver? is it even worth fixing? i ask cause of the name "suicide special". thank you very much iv been searching for atleast a month.
  6. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

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    These revolvers are not safe to shoot with modern ammo, black powder only.
    It's a wall hanger.
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    also is there anyplace i can find a blueprint or something to help rebuild this revolver.. iv rebuild a h and r 32 cal. break top with no blueprint but i had all the parts
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    The best I can come up with is Cornell Publications. Hopefully some other knowledgeable people will post.

    http://www.cornellpubs.com/old-guns/item_desc.php?item_id=1306
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    It is almost certainly a Hopkins & Allen product. The springs and pins are easily made.
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