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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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22 rim fire revolver pistol...

This may be a stupid question but I want to be sure. I recently received a 22 revolver pistol. Can I shoot 22 lr and/or 22 shorts through it?

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I have never herd of a .22 revolver that was anything other than LR capable which would mean that it will handle shorts as well.
However - the information you are looking for should be marked on the gun, most usually on the barrel.

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Should be marked on the barrel what ammo it is chambered for.

Some older revolvers (Iver Johnson Young America, for one) were only chambered for .22 Short, so......

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Ok I looked for the markings on the barrel and they aren't on the barrel. The cylinder that is in the gun says .22 LR.
There is a spare cylinder that reads .22 W.M.R.F. ONLY on it.
I know it will shoot LR but I was wondering if it is ok to shoot .22 shorts out of it as well. I don't want to cause any damage to this gun.
I am assuming the spare cylinder is for .22 Magnums???

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The 22 LR cylinder will handle 22 shorts and longs.

The other cylinder is for 22 magnums.

Who manufactured the gun?

BTW The magnum is loud out of a handgun. A lot louder than a 22 LR.

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yeah, like Dogface said.

Just take note that the shorts in the LR cylinder will build up a ring of carbon in the cylinder chambers and you might need to clean it good to put LRs back in.

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Don't shoot LR in a Magnum rimfire cylinder though. Even though both are .22 caliber there is a difference in the design of the magnum case which will make the LR case fit loosely in a .22 mag chamber. .22 mag bullets are seated inside the magnum case, whereas .22 LR bullets have an extension on the back of the bullet that allows the bullet to seat in the LR case. Compare the two and you will see a .22 LR bullet will be flush with the case, whereas the .22 mag bullet seats inside the case like most normal ammunition. I forget the terminology but a .22 mag case will mic out slightly larger in diameter than a .22 LR case. It won't blow up in your face if you do it but its not recommended to shoot .22 LR out of a .22 Mag.

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How about 22 bird shot in a 22 revolver? I have some cci with the blue cap full of pellets and some that just have the brass crimped shut. I've shot both from a rifle but never tried them in a revolver.
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How about 22 bird shot in a 22 revolver? I have some cci with the blue cap full of pellets and some that just have the brass crimped shut. I've shot both from a rifle but never tried them in a revolver.
ive had 22lr bird shot cases split and stick in a 22mag cylinder. I don’t remember if they were crimped or capsule.
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ive had 22lr bird shot cases split and stick in a 22mag cylinder. I don’t remember if they were crimped or capsule.
They split due to what I mentioned about the chamber of the 22 mag cylinder being slightly larger in diameter than a LR case.
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