.22LR revolver


crooked stripe
March 10, 2011, 05:41 PM
I am in the market for a cheap 22 revolver. I had an H&R 6" years ago and gave to my son. Seems everywhere I look the only thing I can find runs 400 to 700 bucks. Just want it for shooting bird shot in the chicken coop and plinking around the barn. I have a MK III I shoot at the club and the range. I shoot 22 CB longs in the barn into a trap but that loading one at a time is a pain. They must be out there somewhere. I had a S&W 317 that I should have had my butt kicked for selling a few years back. Anyone have any suggestions? CS ------------------beside a butt kicking!

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March 10, 2011, 06:08 PM
I think you'll find that 22LR revolvers these days are anything but cheap.

March 10, 2011, 06:52 PM
There aren't any cheap, decent quality, new .22 revolvers, even second hand S&Ws go for $500 to $700. I guess your best bet is to look on gunbroker and similar auction sites and see if you can get another old H&R. Either that or save your pennies and buy a new S&W. I would also recommend the Ruger Single Six either new or second hand, but the slow load/unload sequence may not be acceptable to you.

March 10, 2011, 07:03 PM
I am in the same boat. If I weren't a certified revolver freak, I'd make my .22 handgun an autoloader - there are plenty of good cheap ones. A lot of people swear by Browning's Buck Mark.

March 10, 2011, 07:10 PM
If you're just looking for something cheap, look at the Heritage Rough Rider. Not sure if they have one in your area, but Academy Sports has been typically from $99-$149, depending on whether or not they are on sale. Haven't shot one, but have handled one. Might be what you're looking for.

crooked stripe
March 10, 2011, 07:18 PM
I had a Heritage 22lr-22mag. good shooting pistol but the loading- reloading is to slow. I even cheked Taurus and their model 94 starts at 400. I guess I got spoiled with the 317. I think it only weighed 13-14 oz.

March 10, 2011, 10:51 PM
I normally don't suggest looking at the Heritage Rough Rider single action over the Ruger Single Six, but if you want cheap, there it is.

Old H&R 22 revolvers are available generally under $250. That may be the best fit for you.

March 11, 2011, 12:02 AM
I think you're going to have to go with a Rough Rider, or something nicer used.

A 317 isn't a bargain these days. Doesn't make much sense to me, since you can get a 642 for under 400, but the 317 is painfully expensive.

I was looking for a .22 revolver for a few months, and ended up with a new Single Six. Very good gun. New ones are over 400, though.

March 11, 2011, 03:04 PM
used ruger bearcat!


March 11, 2011, 04:21 PM

Those H&R revolvers are still quite plentiful and reasonably priced on Gunbroker. You can get yourself a nice 6 inch Sidekick for under $200.00... Single action pull on the older ones is great. Double action is a different story but for plinking they are hard to beat.
Hope this helps.

Vern Humphrey
March 11, 2011, 04:46 PM
From www.gunsamerica.com

Ruger New Model Single Six .22 cal 921449584

Ruger Single Action Revolvers > Single Six Type
New Model single six--6 1/2" barrel--blue. Has some holster wear on barrel end,cylinder,and base of handgrip. Wood is OK. Bore is very clean. Sorry, no original box. (read more)
Seller: STP GUNS $250.00

crooked stripe
March 11, 2011, 07:20 PM
Ordered a Heritage SA .22-22 mag with a 3.5 Bar in blue. It has a birds head pearl grip. $165 out the door. Should be here Wed. After thinking about it today the rats that eat my feed won't care either way. Single or double, they won't know the difference. Dead is dead. Thanks for the replies CS

March 12, 2011, 03:09 AM
You'll likely enjoy that. Single actions are just fun to shoot!

March 12, 2011, 09:34 AM
opne with a 4" barrel, one 2 1/2"...they have alloy frames, and are both in excellent working condition...both made in the mid 1950's, and both together cost me less than $300. They are very well designed solid accurate and well made revolvers, as long as you don't take them apart...
They are DA/SA with fixed sights...DA is a little strong, SA is great.

They are the only .22 revolvers I own now, and I am very happy with them.

FWIW, they will take speedloaders made for 9 shot H&R revolvers, too.


March 22, 2011, 12:54 AM
Crooked Strip you will the satisfied with the Heritage... Bought my son one for his first pistol this past Christmas. He loves shooting the thing. He shot at least 300 rounds through it this past Saturday. He is pretty accurate with it also. He keeps it clean and has proved to me that he was ready for a handgun.

His gun came with a .22 mag cylinder. He already wanting to use it on varmints, so the rats better beware.

It also came with laminated wooden handles (which looked good). But my son wanting a better look had my great friend and woodworker Fabian Little make him a set of custom grips. They worked together to make sure that the fit was exactly what Luke wanted. They look great. Here are pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/ronnieadkison/LTS22?authkey=Gv1sRgCLzTx9avx6q5wwE#5586761963880627938 & https://picasaweb.google.com/ronnieadkison/LTS22?authkey=Gv1sRgCLzTx9avx6q5wwE#5586762390116944242

Hope you have mounds of fun with your new gun!!

March 22, 2011, 01:21 AM
I've heard good things about the rough riders. I've handled one and it felt pretty good. And the for the uses and price your looking for it's hard to beat. I hope you have fun, I miss shootin rats in the barn!

March 22, 2011, 01:26 AM
A Charter Arms Pathfinder is affordable. But for the same price you could probably have a nice little semi-auto.

March 22, 2011, 01:37 AM
I have been wanting a cheap one too. I am looking at the single six or bearcat, and maybe even the Earl. There was a pathfinder by me recently, but I was to late.

March 22, 2011, 02:15 AM
I feel your pain. I wanted a .22 revo and got a Taurus 94 with 4" barrel. It would not fire a full cylinder w/o binding. What did make it out the end keyholed the targets. Junk! Returned it to the store and ponied up and puckered up for a S&W 617. WOW, after the purchase shock,this thing is my favorite plinker.

March 22, 2011, 08:14 AM
For all you folks who complain about a single action being slow to load/unload...tell me...are you in a hurry to shoot up your ammo? ;) :D

To the OP. Congratulations on the Rough Rider. I've been tempted to buy one a time or two, but I've already got about a half dozen 22 single actions. They look like a decent gun for the money though.

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