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Old November 4th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Ruger top break .22 revolver?

I think I've decided on a new gun for Ruger to make.

I've been looking at John Taffin's "Single Action Sixguns" book, and it shows a lot of the old break top SA revolvers, with automatic ejectors. They didn't work out to be strong enough as the calibers got larger, but it is a great design for either a SA or a DA .22 revolver.

I know about the H&R Sportsman, which disappeared in 1986. Fun gun, but a lot of details left something to be desired. Wouldn't it great to see Ruger's take on it?




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I have a hr top break in 38sw and it is from 1978 and it still is fun. Schooefield revolvers pedersoli or uberti work fine why not a double action top break in 44 special. The webley top break revolver would let a good gun handler make MIculek worry a bit.
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S & W use to make a lot of them in 38 S&W and 32. I have one in good shape that is either an H&R or Iver Johnson. I can't remember which because I only pull it out once in awhile to put in my suspender holster when I play cowboy (SASS). Then it is only for show. I shoot Ruger Vaqueros.
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I think I've decided on a new gun for Ruger to make.

I've been looking at John Taffin's "Single Action Sixguns" book, and it shows a lot of the old break top SA revolvers, with automatic ejectors. They didn't work out to be strong enough as the calibers got larger, but it is a great design for either a SA or a DA .22 revolver.

I know about the H&R Sportsman, which disappeared in 1986. Fun gun, but a lot of details left something to be desired. Wouldn't it great to see Ruger's take on it?
I have the H&R and love it. Easy ejection and fast loading.
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I think a top break .22 Ruger would be a great idea.

Nothing is simpler to load or empty.

Should be simple to make a locking mechanism that would stand up to a .22.
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Nah, too small of a market and far too little demand. All those H&R's sold because they were cheap, still are. A Ruger would would be in line with the Single Sixes with pricing so bringing back a style that wasn't popular enough to main in production even at a lower price...not good business.
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Nah, too small of a market and far too little demand. All those H&R's sold because they were cheap, still are. A Ruger would would be in line with the Single Sixes with pricing so bringing back a style that wasn't popular enough to main in production even at a lower price...not good business.
That's what they said about the .44 special cartridge. Remember there was a time when no one made single action revolvers at all.

I have one IJ "Sealed eight" and I think it's a great .22 As far as them being "cheap" you could say the same thing about Rugers Standard Auto. It was introduced to be "cheaper" than the Colts and High Standards of the day.
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Nah, too small of a market and far too little demand. All those H&R's sold because they were cheap, still are. A Ruger would would be in line with the Single Sixes with pricing so bringing back a style that wasn't popular enough to main in production even at a lower price...not good business.
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So maybe Ruger should stop making the impractical and expensive Model-1 single shot rifle and build something out of plastic?

I think there are still a few of us who like steel guns with wood grips and take a breath or two between shots.
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Nah, too small of a market and far too little demand. All those H&R's sold because they were cheap, still are. A Ruger would would be in line with the Single Sixes with pricing so bringing back a style that wasn't popular enough to main in production even at a lower price...not good business.
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Figure out a way to make it a convertible to .22 Mag and they'd get a lot more interest!
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Figure out a way to make it a convertible to .22 Mag and they'd get a lot more interest!
Convertible cylinders will make the .22lr inaccurate..remember, the mag bore has to be larger..
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I like the idea of a breaktop anything.

North American Arms had a short run of one of their mini revolvers but decided not to continue do cost and difficultly. To bad.

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If it was small enough to make a good packing pistol I'd buy one. The Single-six is a little too big but if it was around the size of a Bearcat or SP101 it'd be great!
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I want to see a ruger version of the dan wesson revolvers especialy the 22 and 357 pistol packs Randy
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