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Old 01-30-2017, 10:15 PM
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What is your favorite kit revolver in 22LR and why? Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:25 PM
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Mine is the Model 35 because of the longer 6" tube. It's still very light and Handy but the longer tube gives a better balance and a longer sight radius. If I'm looking for more power and/or reach, I simply dig out one of my "K" Frames and can go all the way to a Model 53 and the .22 Jet Magnum with the 2.5-8X Leupold scope.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:54 PM
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im not clear on what defines a "kit gun" , can someone explain to an older guy that likes to learn something new every day ?
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im not clear on what defines a "kit gun" , can someone explain to an older guy that likes to learn something new every day ?


It's a small revolver you can toss in your kit when you're out and about fishing or?
Mines an early 50s 4" K-22
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:37 PM
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One of my Ruger Bearcats. I shoot them a lot and get good accuracy out of them and I just prefer single actions, anyway. Great little take along revolver.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:09 PM
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Here's mine. Father in law bought this new in 1953. 4 digit serial number.







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Old 01-31-2017, 11:52 PM
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I have your kit gun's twin, albeit with a lot more wear and tear.
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:08 AM
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Yep, the .22-32 Kitguns(pre Model 34) are nice but I really appreciate the longer 6" tube of the 35.
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The 651 would be my favorite. The 34 is a close runner up. Carried the magnum mostly when I lived in Tennessee on hikes. Few pigs around in our area.

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Old 02-01-2017, 11:22 AM
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I love my M-35 6". I have the 4" also, but my old eyes do better with the 6" bbl. Too bad they don't make it anymore. (except the heavy K models)
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One of my Ruger Bearcats. I shoot them a lot and get good accuracy out of them and I just prefer single actions, anyway. Great little take along revolver.
Plus one!....... My stainless Bearcats fit the bill perfect. Small, light, simple and sturdy. About the only revolver that was originally meant to be a .22, now that H&R is gone.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:01 PM
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That would be Lilith,,,

That would be Lilith,,,
My trusty S&W Model 63,,,
(pictured here beside a Rossi R-98).



I bought it on gunbroker and never noticed the grips,,,
They are oversized "target" grips and I love them.

They make the gun so much easier to shoot accurately with.

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Old 02-01-2017, 01:36 PM
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Plus one!....... My stainless Bearcats fit the bill perfect. Small, light, simple and sturdy. About the only revolver that was originally meant to be a .22, now that H&R is gone.
That's simply AND completely NOT True. The Smith & Wesson Company was building .22 revolvers back about 1860 and they still build them today.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:54 PM
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thank you , i get it clearly now , its what i thought but wanted to be sure i understood ,
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:39 PM
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I got lucky this past year and was able to pick up a real clean model 63. Since it's the only kit gun I own, I guess it will have to be my favorite. It is as clean as a whistle and a great shooter, really not bad for a revolver manufactured in 82. I also have two K22s, a 6" manufactured in 48 and an 8 5/8" 17-4 manufactured in
78, they're also great shooters.
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