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Posted: 4/8/2003 1:25:18 AM EDT
I need to curb some of my ammo spending, and want to get a .22LR to keep my range cost. I would prefer a revolver as I already have a Ruger Mk II. Any idea who makes a moderately priced (under $300) revolver chambered in .22LR? I would prefer a major name; S&W, Taurus, Dan Wesson, Colt, etc. But need some model number that I can do some internet searches on. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/8/2003 10:35:31 AM EDT
How about the Ruger SP-101 in .22? I think it might be closer to $350 or so.
Link Posted: 4/8/2003 8:25:22 PM EDT
Ruger Single-Six, although it is a single-action revolver.
Link Posted: 4/9/2003 4:02:14 AM EDT
I second the Single-six. It's the best pistol I've ever had.
Link Posted: 4/9/2003 3:03:41 PM EDT
another vote for the single six.
Link Posted: 4/9/2003 4:41:10 PM EDT

Look in the used gun section of your local gun shop for a Smith & Wesson M-617 (Stainless Steel) or an M-17 (Blued Finish) revolver. I find the 6" version to be the best balance as compared to 4" or 8-3/8" barrel length.

I purchased my last 22LR revolver used in a model S&W M-17 6" barrel for $235.00 plus tax. This is a 95% handgun! New S&W M-617 @ $480.00 + tax...I have never seen a rim fire handgun that was worn out...some were fouled out/required cleaning, but very shootable after cleaning. In my experience no other revolver can compare to the current issue S&W revolvers available for total satisfaction from a 22 Rim Fire cartridge
Link Posted: 4/9/2003 11:10:05 PM EDT
This is my first post. How exciting!! Anyway, my first pistol was a Taurus model 94, and i liked it very much. SPecs: 4 inch barrel, adjustable sights, stainless steel construction, and NINE shot cylinder. You can probably find this gun for right around, if not under $300 in most reasonable gunshops. It seems to me that S&W revolvers have been holding a premium as of late, when most other manufactures are lowering prices dramatically. This could have to do with the rising collector appeal of such items. Tell you the truth, i am looking to purchase a nice .357 magnum Smith this summer, maybe a model 28 Highway Patrolman. A 3" barrel with a beautful blue finish and target grips sounds appealing... Let me know if this was of some help.
Link Posted: 4/14/2003 12:27:51 PM EDT
I receantly picked up a new Taurus model 94 22LR with 2" bbl $ 230 + tax, pretty good trigger and I'm pleased with it so far ..

Link Posted: 4/14/2003 2:29:16 PM EDT
Another one for the Ruger Single Six....the 22 LR and .22magnum interchangeable cylinders make it a really great buy! Both are accurate. Single action is really fun to shoot...and if you need something faster use your MKII. I really prefer shooting the single action and always take it with me when shooting other calibers at the range. With 500 rounds of 22LR at under $10...You can't beat 22LR for CHEAP!! and with the interchnageable 22 mag. cylinder it will get out to 100yds with no trouble. I bought some 22 mags Armscor Precisions at $4.98 per box of 50. There is a picture of mine at http://www.geocities.com/rugercal480
RugerCal480 (Mike)
Link Posted: 4/15/2003 10:07:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RugerCal480:
I bought some 22 mags Armscor Precisions at $4.98 per box of 50.

Source please? I'd love to buy a bunch at that price!
Link Posted: 4/16/2003 5:51:48 AM EDT
I have a SW M-617 in stainless with a 6" barrel. It is built like a bank vault and will be here long after I am gone. The balance and trigger are very similiar to my SW 686. I typically go to the range, shoot a few hundred rounds of .22 and then finish up with a dozen or so .357. It is a relatively cheap way to practice.

I'd like to look at the Ruger SP-101 in .22.
Link Posted: 4/17/2003 5:01:41 PM EDT
I've got a Taurus 94 4" BBL blue. I've never had a bit of trouble out of it. The DA trigger is a bit on the heavy side and I may do something about that eventually, but otherwise it's a good little gun.

Link Posted: 4/18/2003 7:36:47 AM EDT
I had a Taurus 94 in stainless and it was a piece of junk. That did surprise me as I had owned 38s, 357s, and 44 Specials from Taurus and they were all great revolvers.

I love my S&W 617, 6" in stainless, but that did not fit the dollar limit set by Dallman. If you can find a 617 used for your price, I'd recommend that. Good luck on your search.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 7:48:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By flinterfan:
I had a Taurus 94 in stainless and it was a piece of junk.

Did you send it in for the lifetime warranty work? I have a Taurus 94 and I'm very happy with it. Taught my previous girlfriend to shoot with it, though she liked the lighter trigger on the Browning Buckmark better...
Link Posted: 4/24/2003 1:09:20 PM EDT
I have a number of S&W 22 cal revolvers. They run from a model 34 which is a little snubby, a stainless 3 inch barrel kit gun, a K22 Masterpiece 4 inch barrel and a stainless full lug with a 4 inch barrel. I bought all of them used and the most I paid was $250.00. I find more good deals on nice old revolvers than I can afford to buy. Last week I bought a Model 19 Combat Masterpiece, pinned and recessed for $200.00 out the door. It was 99% except for some rinky dink rubber grips.

Link Posted: 4/24/2003 1:21:01 PM EDT
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Colt Buntline. I love those things!



Link Posted: 5/20/2003 9:08:38 PM EDT
I search at shows for .22 S&W kit guns model 34. The nicest looking one I have was made some time in the fifties I think and barely used in the box. It is a J frame, .22 LR, six shot, four inch barrel, nickle high polish finish 100 pct, in box w/papers and brush and screwdriver, round butt grip with lighter colored wood grips than normally seen, and adjustable sights. These so called .22/.32 kit guns were made to throw in your "kit" (pack, tackle box, etc.) when being an outdoorsman. .22 was the caliber on a .32 frame thus the name. Blue finishes and square butts are also available, as are two inch barrels. Thus, there are many models to choose from. $300 to $350 in condition as above.

If you go to K frame you can get a beautiful K-22 masterpiece with adjustable sights and target (thicker) grips. They match nicely with the subject of a previous post ... the model 25 .45 acp revolvers in a six inch barrel. Both are sweet actions.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:08:31 AM EDT
I've got the S&W .22kit gun, bought it used but minty. Only problem I have is empty case are hard to eject after around 25-30 rounds.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:09:18 PM EDT
My personal experience with 22 Lr Revolvers.

Ruger Single Six 6 inch stainless, larger grips:
Excelent gun, what a single action 22 should be, dependable, acurate, pleasing too look at, a blast to shoot.

S&W 22 kit gun 4 inch stainless pac grips: Better gun, more of the above but smaller pac grips realy made the gun. So much fun to shoot.

S&W 17, 6 inch blue target model. Perfect match of ballnce finish, feel, performance, most acurate of all, it felt like an extension of my eye, it pointed like pointing my finger and shot even better.

S&W model 41 22 auto 5 3/4 inch blue: All of the above and more plus 10 shots and you don't have to eject the empties and it points better than the 17.

Talking bout these fine guns makes me want to go to the range, rats it's dark out.

Disposable Hero.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:15:48 AM EDT
I got a S&W model 63 in back in March and I'm very happy with it. It's a small (j frame) gun for me, but I'm teaching my kids on it and it is FUN to shoot.

I think 63s are out of production and NIB is about $400. I paid $300 used in very nice condition.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 6:34:38 PM EDT
Another vote for the Ruger Single Six. Great gun and a blast to shoot.
Link Posted: 6/4/2003 9:17:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 8:18:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
I got a seller that has a S&W Model 617 4" for $200...should I grab that even though the 6" seems to be the desired option?

I have a S&W Mdl 17 4" barrel which is very well balanced. I prefer it to the 6".
For 200 bucks, assuming it's properly timed, you cant go wrong.

Install a decent set of stocks and you're in business.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 9:51:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2003 6:08:19 AM EDT
S&W grips position the ring and little fingers too far forward. Make a fist and look at the side where your thumb is and you will see that your fingers taper down. Also the shoulder at the back serves no recoil controlling purpose in a 22. For best hand positioning the shoulder should be covered and straight in profile like Bill Jordan's signature stocks.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 6:00:42 PM EDT
How about the Taurus Tracker in 22LR....?????Mine has been great....cheap to shoot..and pretty cheap to buy.....
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:23:02 PM EDT
I like guns that are a bit unique. I have an H&R Breaktop revolver. (first gun I ever bought, not counting a black powder)

9 shot and when you pop the thing open the spent shells eject out. Surprises the heck out of people when they first see it.

Bought it used for $75.00. Not overly accurate, but its just for fun anyway. Main reason its not that accurate is because it has a heavy trigger. What it is I have no idea.

But now that I think about it, in single action it wasn't a slouch in accuracy.

choir-boy out.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:26:03 PM EDT
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Single Six

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