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Posted: 1/1/2006 7:20:04 PM EDT
I inherited an Model RG 23 .22 revolver.

It seems to be in good shape. Would you shoot it if you were me?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:21:31 PM EDT
Sure, shoot it a few times then put it away for your kids to fight over someday when you croak.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:21:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I inherited an Model RG 23 .22 revolver.

It seems to be in good shape. Would you shoot it if you were me?

No send it to me and I put in safe storage!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:22:14 PM EDT
I had one, it took a few tries to fire all the rounds. Dint like to empty them out either
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:22:24 PM EDT
Test fire, clean it up, new ammo, zip loc bag, crown royal bag, save for a time when you need it.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:23:13 PM EDT
Umm..... Is there something special about RG23's? My dad got me one from a buddy of his...... If you guys have any info please pass it my way. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:25:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 7:28:34 PM EDT by Combatvet]
Anyone have any info on the company and gun?

I should have titled it "Is it safe to shoot"?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:33:04 PM EDT
IIRC the little RGs had a potmetal frame and used a pressed in or cast in steel liner for the actual barrel. Cheap firearms that are one step up the ladder from a sharp stick. OTOH, I had a RG .38 special that was well made and went bang everytime.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:33:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 7:36:50 PM EDT by fxntime]
An RG? I wouldn't waste my time trying to shoot one of those. If it has sentimental value, great, clean it up and keep it to pass on. Shooting it tho, bleh, I've left turds that were made better then some of the RGs I've seen.

RGs were just little crappy imported guns made from ZAMAC [zinc alloy] I believe, with cast parts and were known to go out of time VERY quickly, sometimes with just a few cylinder fulls of ammo.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:35:18 PM EDT
Isnt RG the Lorcin of Germany?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:35:33 PM EDT
RG stands for rotten gun.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:35:39 PM EDT
Okay. Thanks for the info. So is it Unsafe or can it be wishy washy?

Sorry for a Hijack.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:36:47 PM EDT
Can you shoot the newer higher volicity .22 shells through it?
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