I just did a trade with a friend for a Single Six with 6.5 barrel and the extra .22 mag cylinder. My question is what is the reasoning for not using just one cylinder for mag and lr ammo?
You WILL NEVER SEE a 22 revolver use one cylinder for Long Rifle AND WMR. PAY ATTENTION, THIS IS IMPORTANT. DONT FIRE Long Rifle from a MAGNUM cylinder.Interesting, I see some new revolvers use one cylinder for all. I realize I have to use the right one, but I was just curious.
Jim... I can see this is an issue with you. The Charter Arms Pathfinder COMBO ships with 2 cylinders. One for 22 Long Rifle, One for 22 Magnum. THERE ARE NO 22 CALIBER HANDGUNS THAT CAN FIRE LONG RIFLE AND MAGNUM WITH ONE CYLINDERCharter Arms Pathfinder has only one cylinder.
Yes, Im sure you did, but its not designed to shoot Long Rifle and Magnum thru one cylinder. There are Charter Arms Pathfinders in 22 Long Rifle, and Charter Arms Pathfinders in 22 Magnum. They are made for the specific round that is marked on them. They are not a "one size fits all" gun. The Pathfinder that is the "COMBO" Model(22 LR AND 22 Magnum) comes with 2 cylinders. If Magnum rounds fit in the cylinder, then its a 22 Magnum cylinder, because Magnum rounds wont fit in a Long Rifle cylinder. Long Rifle rounds will physically fit into the Magnum cylinder, but that doesnt mean you can shoot them safely. The barrel will be marked with the identification of what round can be fired thru the gun. The cylinder may also be marked.(not exactly sure how Charter marks their cylinders) Show us a picture of the gun and the markings. Im telling you, there are NO TWILIGHT ZONE MOMENTS. You cannot safely fire Long Rifle and Magnum thru one cylinder. I dont know what else to post that will make you understand. You have 4 posts, and in each one you indicate that you are confident that Long Rifle can safely be fired from a Magnum cylinder. IT CANNOT.Believe it or not I picked up a brand new one, Charter Pathfinder snub nosed, for my wife that has one cylinder.
This may be one of those "Twilight Zone" moments.