It didn't take a lot of fitting, the 22mag cylinder was just slightly longer than the existing 22LR cylinder, I had to take about .0005" - .001" off the gas ring. The important thing is to find one with the same overall length as the existing cylinder. The barrel-cylinder gap came out to app .005" and end shake is virtually nonexistent. I got a chance to shoot it today and I am very pleased. I didn't really shoot for groups because it is very windy today, but first impression is accuracy is better than with 22LR and I was surprised that it shoots to POA. You can defiantly tell the difference between the 22LR and the 22mags
Well I had help from a fine person on another forum. I am sort of an armature smith and have been tinkering with different firearms for a long time, mostly Ruger and older colts. Also it helps that the cylinder was real close to begin with.
Hey Reb, I'm over here from time to time also. Know lots of these guys and are all a good bunch to know.........
yes, that came out real "nice",and as you had noted apparently is a GREAT shooter too!!
Glad when things "work out".................
At one time I was a union millwright, it is good to see that these skills can be transfered to gun smithing quite well. You seemed to have done an excellent job on your project. Wishing you well on more in the future,
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