kimel industries western six .22 l.r....


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Jdoc
September 16, 2007, 12:10 AM
Can any one tell me any thing about this gun. I just got one at a gun show and was trying to find some info on it. Its a .22 LR but can i shoot shorts and longs. and any other info would be great thanks.

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Jdoc
September 16, 2007, 10:09 PM
All the gun knowledge around these parts and no one can tell me anything about My Wester Six. Is Kimel industries still around? How old is my gun? Any thing at all.

gunloverg
February 27, 2008, 08:30 PM
I have also just got one and i have already shot longs, shorts, and even the super shorts called humming birds in it they do somewhat get a littel out of track with the barral and are not truly safe to do I would say to stik with gust the longs for this gun.

moewadle
February 28, 2008, 12:55 AM
I will try to help you as I have an almost complete run of Gun Digests which would most likely list it if it was sold in the USA to any extent or made in the USA. Would you guess this gun is make currently or was it probably made in say the 1950s or something. What is written on this firearm? Help us out a bit so we can try to help you.

SDC
February 28, 2008, 08:38 AM
Kimel was an importer and distributor based in North Carolina, that would sell various guns from the US and overseas under their own name.. The odds are, if you take the grips off your revolver, you'll find the name of the actual manufacturer.

MatthewVanitas
February 28, 2008, 09:02 AM
All the gun knowledge around these parts and no one can tell me anything about My Wester Six.

Hold your horses, some of us are on Afghanistan time, so sleeping when you're typing.

Without seeing the gun, I'd imagine yours is the basic standard aluminum/alloy-frame .22 sixshooter imported by FIE, Tangfolio, Hawes, Arminus, and others. I believe the generic model is called an "E-15" or something like that.

Long/short, it's basically the same gun as the current Heritage Rough Rider. That is to say, worth around $150 brand-new, $100ish used. Not necessarily a bad gun, but I'd far rather spend $200 on a used Ruger Single Six.


Check out the links, does yours look like the E-15 model here?

http://www.gun-parts.com/singleactions/

moewadle
February 28, 2008, 11:44 AM
and so may I add something in the way of a general suggestion. After the person who started this thread asked the question and I had read it...I Googled Kimel Firearms, just that way, and came up with information already given now that this was a company in NC, etc. So, what I am saying is, you may want to do a bit of research on your own by searching the net with a keyword or two before asking us. Not that we dislike helping, and we are the internet, but this might be an alternative way. However, one could also argue that putting your question on the THR forum helps us all to learn more also. So, just a thought, for what it is worth. :)

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