iver johnson model 50 sidewinder

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by bigbadjohn, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. bigbadjohn

    bigbadjohn New Member

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    I recently inherited a model 50 sidewinder 8 shot .22 revolver. Pistol is in excellent condition although i wish it had the walnut grip instead of this plastic crap. It came with 2 different cylinders, one looks like a standard 8 shot .22 and the other is marked .22 magnum, also an 8 shot. My question is, is it safe to fire magnum loads from this revolver? Both cylinders seem to fit gun perfectly but i would rather ask someone who knows before firing magnum loads.
  2. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    have a certified gunsmith look at it
  3. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    can u post a picture so i can see
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Itll shoot them fine. The IJ should be all steel revolver. The cheap Heritage arms revolvers are aluminum and they handle the magnums just fine.
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