caliber modification
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns >

caliber modification


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Default caliber modification

can the S&W model 14 k38 be re chambered to fire 22 magnum rounds?
ivy30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 607
Liked 205 Times on 136 Posts

Default

Not easily. It would be cheaper to find a dedicated .22 WMR gun.
BillDeShivs is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
Administrator
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 18,360
Liked 10993 Times on 4760 Posts
Likes Given: 1805

Default

Sure! Just replace the cylinder, And cylinder latch, And the hand. And the hammer/ firing pin. But that won't fit in the frame, so you replace the frame. And the barrel, And the sights are off, so replace those.

But the grips should fit just fine.
__________________
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
c3shooter is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 823
Liked 272 Times on 168 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

It's probably cost prohibitive now, but years ago I saw a few revolvers rechambered to smaller caliber by sleeving the chambers and bore. This was very popular with the Webley Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) models which were .442 caliber. I saw a few chambered for .25-20 WCF in this manner, and selling for $12 ~$15. The Webley Mk IV were going for $14.95 at that time.

And some Colts were rechambered from .38 S&W to .22 L.R. in the same manner, with changing out the firing pin, of course.

I never shot one of the .25-20s, but wondered at the practical use of a snub .25-20!

Waaaaay impractical, but illustrates anything can be done.

Bob Wright
Bob Wright is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,750
Liked 2512 Times on 1477 Posts
Likes Given: 577

Default

For the cost and trouble, I think you'd be better off finding a .22 mag revolver.
SSGN_Doc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Mosin Nagant Modification Funnelrider Gunsmithing Forum 5 03-05-2013 12:37 PM
My Beretta 92FS modification Grapevinebill DIY Projects 2 02-25-2013 11:26 PM
sks modification curly45 AK & SKS Discussion 3 08-20-2010 11:54 PM
Underfolder Modification notdku AK & SKS Discussion 3 05-21-2007 10:09 PM



Newest Threads