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 Double action 22 caliber revolver? updated OP with a pic.
Rcd567  [Team Member]
4/8/2010 8:43:50 PM EST
OK, S&W makes a few. The Colt Diamondback is available at a premium. What are my options? What do you guys shoot?


Weil............I settled on this near new S&W Model 17-6. It looks like a 686 but is in .22lr. The grain in the wood is fantastic. The only thing keeping this from being new, unfired is a faint turn ring around the cylinder. Cylinder face is clean, forcing cone is shiney and clean. Cane with original box, instruction booklet and warranty card. I can't wait to shoot it. I'm positive some squirrels and rabbits will fall to this little beauty.

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shadawick  [Team Member]
4/8/2010 8:55:35 PM EST
Taurus 94 and love it.
NVGdude  [Member]
4/8/2010 10:27:12 PM EST
Smith makes several - expensive
Dan Wesson made awesome ones - even more expensive

I usually shoot an H&R - very affordable.
warlord  [Member]
4/8/2010 10:39:22 PM EST
Ruger has one in their SP101-frame.
ClemY  [Member]
4/8/2010 11:54:29 PM EST
I am one of these guys who really likes .22s, particularly .22 double action revos. I have a magnificent Model 17 and Model 617s in 4” 5” and 6” as well as a 63-4 5” and await the 3” version, and a 3” 317. I think I am pretty well covered. I won’t touch the Taurus stuff and I am not particularly interested in Colt or Dan Wesson.

I like to match my .22s to my centerfire double action revos and use the .22 as a less expensive surrogate, doing most of my practice with the .22 and then going to the centerfire gun.

Your mileage will vary.
ArmaNotSoLite  [Team Member]
4/9/2010 12:10:43 AM EST
Any reason it HAS to be a DA? 'Cause I just had a helluva time last weekend with my brother's newly inherited Single Six. That thing is the balls. I'd rather have that any day over a DA. I'm thinking about trying to get him to part with it......
Taipan01  [Team Member]
4/9/2010 12:32:37 AM EST
I have some .22 revolvers, but I may have them for a different reason than most. You didn't state what you may want it for but in any event, I use a S&W 4" 10-shot 617. It makes for a good practice/warm up for the 4" 686 and 4" 629. For single action I use a Ruger stainless single six convertible for the same reasons but for the Vaqueros. Both of them work well for what I want. If I wanted a .22 D/A revolver for it's own sake, I'd probably be looking high and low for a mint Korth.
Ameshawki  [Member]
4/9/2010 4:55:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By warlord:
Ruger has one in their SP101-frame.


Correction. HAD one. Very scarce and usually priced accordingly.
Cheesebeast  [Team Member]
4/9/2010 5:08:50 AM EST
Find a Colt Officers Model Match .22lr.

They are not as expensive as a S&W K22 from the same era.

They will have an action that is butter and they will appreciate in value.

When it comes to kit guns the S&W Model 34 (blued) and 63 (stainless) are still around. For some reason the Model 34 can usually be found less expensively than the Model 63. Find an earlier model 34 and the action will be generally markedly superior in quality to the action in the run-of-the-mill 63. I have not had the opportunity to try the newest model of the reintroduced 63 yet.

There are also some esoteric models of .22s. One that has always pleased me was the H&R "Sportsman" 9 shot top break .22lr. They can be found at reasonable cost and they will shoot- but the double action pull is generally horrific in comparison to a Smith or a Colt.



22LR  [Member]
4/9/2010 7:43:46 AM EST
New or used?

There are many Used S&W M17/K22s out there, if you know what to look for. you should be able to find a used on in the 300ish + range. dont expect a safe queen also, unless youre willing to pay for it.

same for the COlt DAs in 22. Other then the DBs, there are the Troopers and Troopers Mk iii, Officers Models (and offshoots)

Dan wesson had a 22 revovler too, but i dont see them around alot.

Taurus as mentioned.


I have alot more 22 LRs then i do CF guns and bought them way before the prices went up so i can play with the more expensive ones (now). If you dont want to spend the $$ on a S&W, then you really dont have alot of choices. Im not fond of Taurus either, but you can always try and make up your own mind.
AWDeity  [Member]
4/9/2010 11:21:08 AM EST
start smallH&R on Gunbroker
Tommy-T  [Member]
4/9/2010 12:00:33 PM EST
While I have never shot one, Charter Arms makes a double action .22.



But this is the one I want...

A S&W Model 63 with a 3" barrel.


But more like this...





Tommy T.
TurboVolute  [Member]
4/9/2010 3:48:04 PM EST
I just bought a S&W model 34 on gunbroker (4" barrel, larger grips) and I'm waiting for it to arrive any day.
machinisttx  [Team Member]
4/9/2010 4:32:32 PM EST
S&W M17-2. I'd be just as happy with a Pre-17. Still looking for a M18. Other than the smiths, the only one I'd be interested in is the SP101.
ClemY  [Member]
4/9/2010 5:09:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tommy-T:
While I have never shot one, Charter Arms makes a double action .22.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm291/tommyt65/CA22.gif

But this is the one I want...
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm291/tommyt65/SW633.jpg
A S&W Model 63 with a 3" barrel.


But more like this...
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm291/tommyt65/SW633-1.jpg



Tommy T.



I am waiting for the 3" 63 to become available so I can do the same thing. I don't care for their HiViz front sights, and can't stand the V rear sight blade. I have already modified several guns back to a standard configuration with black serrated ramp front/square notch rear.


JohnRippert  [Team Member]
4/9/2010 5:38:33 PM EST

My Model 18,






although my Marvel upper on my 1911's gets a lot of my attention as well.

Tommy-T  [Member]
4/9/2010 5:56:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By ClemY:
Originally Posted By Tommy-T:
While I have never shot one, Charter Arms makes a double action .22.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm291/tommyt65/CA22.gif

But this is the one I want...
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm291/tommyt65/SW633.jpg
A S&W Model 63 with a 3" barrel.


But more like this...
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm291/tommyt65/SW633-1.jpg



Tommy T.



I am waiting for the 3" 63 to become available so I can do the same thing. I don't care for their HiViz front sights, and can't stand the V rear sight blade. I have already modified several guns back to a standard configuration with black serrated ramp front/square notch rear.




How difficult is it to replace the sights on a smith?
I don't understand why S&W doesn't offer the model 63 with regular sights as well as HiViz., like they do for the model 60.

Tommy T.

Gopher  [Team Member]
4/9/2010 6:02:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By shadawick:
Taurus 94 and love it.


Mine is a model 96 and looks very much like the S&W 18 above. I had a Dan Wesson 4 inch that shot DA only. I sold it and wish to high heaven I had it back.
Rcd567  [Team Member]
4/11/2010 7:01:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By ArmaNotSoLite:
Any reason it HAS to be a DA? 'Cause I just had a helluva time last weekend with my brother's newly inherited Single Six. That thing is the balls. I'd rather have that any day over a DA. I'm thinking about trying to get him to part with it......


Yes it has to be. I've got a Colt SAA in .22/22 mag, so I've got the single action covered. Thanks for the input. Actually looking for something in a 4" for mostly target shooting, carrying in the woods, ect.
Spook410  [Team Member]
4/11/2010 7:34:37 AM EST
S&W M18. 99% models are available on GB all the time in the $450 range. Why settle for less?





blackhawkhunter  [Team Member]
4/11/2010 8:06:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By AWDeity:
start smallH&R on Gunbroker


I have one of the older H&R break open 22s. That thing will outshoot most revolvers... unfortunatly even my Single Six which I would rather carry. I do still shoot my Single Six a lot, but usually with 22 mag.

rockstar4960  [Team Member]
4/11/2010 8:36:46 AM EST
i recently inherited a High Standard "Double Nine"

it looks like a SA, but it does have a DA trigger. the cylinder swings out like a normal revolver and it doesn't have that ghey safety like my buddy's Heritage "Rough Rider".

you can probably get one off GB for under $300.
zainyD  [Member]
4/11/2010 10:38:28 AM EST
S&W 17 K22
Tom32  [Team Member]
4/12/2010 1:52:46 AM EST
I have a S&W 617 6" and Colt Diamondback 6". The Diamondback shoots groups half the size of the Smith but I like them both.
FreeAmerican  [Member]
4/12/2010 2:56:09 AM EST
I have a 617 six inch. The Colts have gone up so much in collector value I just shoot my 617. It is way more accurate than I am. The 63 Kit gun is also a great pistol and plenty accurate as well, just a tad small for target shooting for me.

dbd870  [Team Member]
4/12/2010 3:00:21 AM EST
S&W 17.
357sig  [Member]
4/12/2010 4:52:17 AM EST
I currently have a pre-model 34 2" J frame and a 4" model 18 Smith. I have owned a Colt Diamond Back, High Standard Sentinel, H&R Top Break 9 shot and an RG POS. Of the one I sold I only regret selling the H&R. The Colt was not as accurate as the Smith 17. The High Standard had a very heavy trigger pull. The RG...well it was an RG. Get a smith in the size you want and don't look back. Mine are both 25+ years old and will outlast me.
357sig  [Member]
4/12/2010 4:57:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By JohnRippert:

My Model 18,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/johnrippert/Model18B.jpg




although my Marvel upper on my 1911's gets a lot of my attention as well.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/johnrippert/MarvelRIA1.jpg


I have the 17 and a Colt Series 70 with a Colt 22 conversion. Does the Marvel have the "floating" chamber like the Colt?
JohnRippert  [Team Member]
4/12/2010 3:46:07 PM EST

No, the barrel assy and the upper are fixed to the frame with a separate slide release and a long allen-style bolt that sits where the guide rod would be.
bambikiller  [Member]
4/13/2010 10:28:30 PM EST
+1 for H&R sportsman topbreak 9 shot w/ 6 inch barrel..
nyeoj  [Member]
4/14/2010 6:18:34 PM EST
S&W 617, 10 shot, four inch. Accurate, good time, no jams. I just wish it was pre-lock.
MrMONEYman  [Member]
4/14/2010 8:50:33 PM EST
I love my Dan Wesson 22.

It has an 8 inch barrel on it and wears a 2x scope. I've used that as my squirrel gun, and it is awesome. Very accurate when kept within squirrel shooting ranges (~25 yrds). It is minute-of-squirrel head accurate. Everything I could ask for.
chevyrulez1  [Team Member]
4/15/2010 4:04:02 PM EST
I looked at them for a long time, and didn't really find anything I like for under $600
I finally broke down and bough a Ruger Bearcat, and I love it!
TXPride28  [Member]
4/19/2010 3:57:01 PM EST
Taurus 94 or 941. I personally own a 5inch 941 that I shoot pretty often. It was cheap, the ammo is cheap and I'm very happy with it.
Rcd567  [Team Member]
5/1/2010 6:06:58 AM EST
See original post!
Dave_Markowitz  [Team Member]
5/2/2010 3:53:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Spook410:
S&W M18. 99% models are available on GB all the time in the $450 range. Why settle for less?


http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/alschrec/GetAttachmentaspx.jpg




+1. The S&W Model 18 is the shit. I need to find a Model 17 or a K-22 to go with mine, though.
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