Ruger 357/22lr

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by Oldhand, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Has anyone seen the supposed Ruger revolver with two barrels and a cylinder That holds three 357 and three 22lr stagered.
     
  2. spikedriver

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    I haven't even heard of anything like that. Sounds like BS to me...
     
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  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    That does not even make sense...

    Sounds like BS Oldhand...
     
  4. ifithitu

    ifithitu Active Member

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    Not I, when was it made?
     
  5. Blkhawk73

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    Been playing the Ruger game for close to 3 decades and this is the first I'd heard of such a thing. A single cylinder requiring the changing of barrels seems very unlikely and awkward for when it's actually needed. Additionally, what happens when the the person forgets to change the barrel and fire a .22 in the .357 cal bbl or vise versa? Change the barrel every other shot? Yeah, REALLY don't think so.
     
  6. VThillman

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    I'm thinking the barrels are both mounted, one above the other, as are the chambers in the cylinder. The hammer need not be modified much if any, but the transfer bar might be.

    This sounds like a gun I wouldn't want to own, but would like to examine. Betcha it's a vicious rumor, intended to make Ruger a laughingstock. ;)
     
  7. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    In a revolver that isn't about to happen. That's like paying Russian roulette with a semi auto.
     
  8. nickndfl

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    That would not be safe.
     
  9. Pancho_Villa

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  10. Frontiersman

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    I have seen .22 chamber inserts made to shoot .22 in a larger caliber revolver. I saw a .455 Webley converted as such yesterday. Much like inserts to shoot 20 or 410 gauge shotgun shells in a 12 gauge.

    People try all sorts of things, but I can't imagine anything like that coming out of the Ruger factory, and I would not recommend it.
     
  11. RFF

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  12. Uncle_Louie

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  13. RFF

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    The address they show used to be Smiley's Photography then went up for sale. They haven't been there long, if it is legit.

    https://www.janzrevolver.com
     
  14. gwpercle

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    If Ruger would make an updated LeMat revolver I would be interested !
    Gary
     
  15. paulruger

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    What did W.C. Fields say about one being born every minute!