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Old 05-23-2019, 07:15 PM
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What 22LR/22WMR revolvers would pair up well with 357 Mag/44 Mag revolvers as far as weight and general appearance?
The idea would be to have a similar training gun as the larger caliber, and really just to have a cool pair (or triplets).
I don't have any large caliber revolvers so I am just looking for cool ideas. My only 22 revolver is a 1958 vintage Colt Frontier Scout, but I am not really concerned about matching that. I think I would prefer DA.

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Old 05-23-2019, 07:26 PM
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I think it would be hard to beat a S&W 617/686 or 18/19 combo!!


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I think it would be hard to beat a S&W 617/686 or 18/19 combo!!


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Yes sir! They weigh about the same and you can set the triggers almost the same.
617 and 929 is also a good combo.
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I have two Ruger GP 100' s.

44 Special 5" barrel, 39 oz.




22 lr 5.5 " barrel, 42 oz.




The 357's come in a few different barrel lengths.
I got the 44 special for shooting silhouette, and love it. After having it about 2 years I got the 22 lr as a practice gun. I did a trigger job on both of them, and put the same red dot on both of them. They handle the same , feel the same, but the 22 lr is cheaper for practice.
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We have used a S&W 442 Airweight in 38Spl and a short Charter Arms Pathfinder 22LR for the same idea. Similar enough to be good training.
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What type of 357 or 44 mag are you trying to match up with? There's a big difference in look and feel between a single action and a dbl action.

For dbl actions, I like the S&W Model 17 or 18 as noted above, or an older S&W Model 53 (22 Jet with 22LR inserts or cylinder). I also like any of the older Colt Officers Models. For single action .22, I've always preferred a Ruger Old Model Single Six.

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As mentioned, the S&W 617 in .22LR (top) and 686+ in .357mag/.38 Special (bottom) can do quite nicely as a pair. The 617 actually weighs a couple ounces more.



The best part is both are extremely accurate with very nice triggers.
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Nice pictures and great matches.

Not really sure what center fire revolver I want to match to yet, just looking at ideas.
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I have S&W models 18, 19, and 29, all triple T, 4 inch. All pinned and recessed. The Model 18 has the red ramp and white outline sights, is as new in the box, I can't bring myself to shoot it, I've never seen another like it.
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I have S&W models 18, 19, and 29, all triple T, 4 inch. All pinned and recessed. The Model 18 has the red ramp and white outline sights, is as new in the box, I can't bring myself to shoot it, I've never seen another like it.


Lucky you. Id love to have a shooter grade 18!!


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I have a 617, 567 and a 687, 4" guns, very close in weight. The 617 may be a tad heavier or just balances a little different.
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What 22LR/22WMR revolvers would pair up well with 357 Mag/44 Mag revolvers as far as weight and general appearance?
The idea would be to have a similar training gun as the larger caliber, and really just to have a cool pair (or triplets).
I don't have any large caliber revolvers so I am just looking for cool ideas. My only 22 revolver is a 1958 vintage Colt Frontier Scout, but I am not really concerned about matching that. I think I would prefer DA.

I have 4" and 6" 18s, 19s, 48s, and 66s and a 4" 329PD. I have a couple of Taurus 441s that are comparable in weight and size to K-frame S&Ws, but they are Taurus' so they aren't really serious firearms.

I have a 6" 617 6-shot to go with a 5" 629 Hunter, but have never particularly liked either and never use them.
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I can think of only two 22 revolvers that get closer to the big center fire frame size, and that would be the Colt Trooper 22 lr, and the Dan Wesson 22 lr.
I have a S&W 4" k 22, and a 4" S&W model 38/44-N frame, there is a big difference between the S&W K and N frame.
The Colt Trooper 22 frame seems larger then the S&W K frame, but not as large as the "chunk of metal" N frame.
Both of those revolvers are fairly scarce in my area, as well as my 1958 model 18.

N frame,really fat! 38/44 HD, perhaps the heaviest 38 special.


The grip frame on the mod 18 is alot smaller, I cant use the magna grips like I can on the large frame 33/44.

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