Thought I would put t thread up on my 422 builds.
I've picked up a few trashed out 422's lately, have some interesting builds that will happen over the next few months.
First is a 422 that was undoubtedly the dirtiest gun I have ever seen, looked like it spent a few years under a car seat, lint, dirt, rust, and the muzzle was beat up and the sight was broken. Rather than pull it a part and throw the parts in a box I decided to build a "414". I really like shooting my 2214 and 2213 but the 8 round mag cuts the fun short. I run 12 rounders in them, but don't like the short grip with the long mag, and haven't made the time to produce a mag sleeve yet. So I looked at this trashed out 422, and one of the extra 2213/2214 barrels I have laying around and came up with the crazy idea of a "414". Time will tell if it works as I expect, I will dovetail a front sight onto it like the 2213 and 2214.
The next project is a pair of 4.5" 422's I am building for my boys, rounded trigger guard, will mill the muzzle to look like a 622 4.5"VR, use a fixed sight slide with LPA or Novak sights, and I will either dovetail a front sight in, or install a white dot 2206 front sight if I can make it work with the VR type milling. Both guns will have EWK threaded adapters as well. Here is the "crispy critter" I built a while back where I tested some of these mods.
Last is a 422 that has been sitting around for a bit, I milled the muzzle and the trigger guard, installed a 2206 side plate for a little extra weight in the grip, may change the front sight, then send this one off with the others when they are Cerakoted.
I really enjoy giving new life to these old guns, and making them into something that will be passed down in my family.