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#6296195 - 05/12/16 08:31 AM Compact Single Action .22 Revolver
CaterpillarMan10 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/13
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I am looking to get a compact (sub 4.5" barrel) single action .22 revolver and wanted to see what people have had and what is available. I would like to be able to have a 22 mag cylinder and a 22 LR cylinder, but that's not a have to. What have y'all had good luck with?

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#6296214 - 05/12/16 08:47 AM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
Classic Rocks Offline
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I've got a little birds head "shop keeper" (Bearcat?) made by heritage. It has LR and Mag cylinders.
I love it but they are kinda hard to find.


Edited by Classic Rocks (05/12/16 08:48 AM)

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#6296493 - 05/12/16 12:40 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
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Ruger Bearcat or Single Six. I'm not sure if the latter comes in any shorter than 4 5/8" barrel.
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#6296503 - 05/12/16 12:55 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
okie44 Offline
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Ruger Bearcat fits the bill. Only drawback is they don't come with a Mag cylinder. I searched for a few years and found a spare cylinder and reamed it to Mag. Original Bearcats won't work for the conversion because of cylinder length. New Model will work fine for conversion.
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#6296681 - 05/12/16 03:22 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
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Cimarron has the Model P Jr. Black Stallion that has the .22LR and .22MAG cylinders. The barrel length is right at 4 3/4, so may not be fit your criteria, but their revolvers are very well made and would be worth considering.

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#6297070 - 05/12/16 08:14 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
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+1 for the Ruger Bearcat.
I am pining for the Bearcat Shopkeeper.
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#6297094 - 05/12/16 08:36 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
okie44 Offline
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Big hands make them look small grin Shopkeeper would be real handy!
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#6297224 - 05/12/16 11:12 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
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the Ruger Bearcat shopkeeper is a great choice. I often stick mine in my pocket when I go out to feed the Horses.







another good choice would be the adjustable sighted Bearcat or if you really want a 22 mag cylinder then i'd go with a single six. bearcat cylinders can be found and reamed out but it can take some work finding one. not to mention the added expense.

one more option would be to have one or two chambers in a bearcat cylinder reamed out to 22mag while keeping the rest chambered for 22LR.


Edited by LSCG (05/12/16 11:12 PM)
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#6297233 - 05/12/16 11:39 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: LSCG]
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Originally Posted By: LSCG
the Ruger Bearcat shopkeeper is a great choice. I often stick mine in my pocket when I go out to feed the Horses.







another good choice would be the adjustable sighted Bearcat or if you really want a 22 mag cylinder then i'd go with a single six. bearcat cylinders can be found and reamed out but it can take some work finding one. not to mention the added expense.

one more option would be to have one or two chambers in a bearcat cylinder reamed out to 22mag while keeping the rest chambered for 22LR.


That is a sweet piece!
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#6298103 - 05/13/16 06:39 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
LSCG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted By: LSCG
the Ruger Bearcat shopkeeper is a great choice. I often stick mine in my pocket when I go out to feed the Horses.



another good choice would be the adjustable sighted Bearcat or if you really want a 22 mag cylinder then i'd go with a single six. bearcat cylinders can be found and reamed out but it can take some work finding one. not to mention the added expense.

one more option would be to have one or two chambers in a bearcat cylinder reamed out to 22mag while keeping the rest chambered for 22LR.


That is a sweet piece!



thanks! up


Edited by LSCG (05/13/16 06:39 PM)
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#6298122 - 05/13/16 07:01 PM Re: Compact Single Action .22 Revolver [Re: LSCG]
charlesb Offline
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Originally Posted By: LSCG

one more option would be to have one or two chambers in a bearcat cylinder reamed out to 22mag while keeping the rest chambered for 22LR.


That is a very interesting idea. Perhaps with the .22 mag chambers marked so that they are easy to recognize at a glance. I am going to look into this.


Edited by charlesb (05/13/16 07:01 PM)
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