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Need help on finding caliber

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by rdowlg, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. rdowlg

    rdowlg New Member

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    I done some work for a man and he gave me a little single action 22 revolver, and on the barrel it has stamped 22LR,but the man told me it was a 22 magnum, and there is no markings on the cylinder,how can I be sure.have no way to contact this fellow as he moved out of the area.I would appreciate any help.
  2. One way, rdowlg, is simply to chamber a round in one of the cylinders. The .22 mag cartridge is both longer and thicker than a .22LR. A mag cartridge will not fit into a cylinder designed for the .22LR. All that aside, if the barrel is marked .22LR you can be about 99.999% sure it is indeed chambered for the .22LR, not the .22 Mag.
  3. rdowlg

    rdowlg New Member

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    Thanks for the info,I'll give that a try I sure didn't want to try and fire it with the wrong ammo.
  4. nolacajun

    nolacajun New Member

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    Seems you now possess a "dual" cylinder revolver. It will be marked 22 LR on the barrel, but by changing out the cylinders it will become a 22 Mag. Note what was stated in previous post about 22 mag ammo NOT fitting in a 22 LR cylinder. Also, it should be pointed out that 22 LR ammo WILL fit in a 22 Mag cylinder.

    Make sure of which cylinder it is, then use the ammo for that one.

    John
  5. stash247

    stash247 New Member

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    Ruger revolver? a single cylinder makes me suspicious of the source!
    All the 'Single sixes', to my knowlege, were shipped with both cylinders,and are usually sold that way, by an honest seller; when they come in, with only one cylinder, I am immediately suspicious, about their 'source'.
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