S&w 22-4

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by CardiacColt68, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    Anyone have an opinion on this gun? It shoots 45 ACP which seems really cool and convenient to me. Might be a nice compliment to 1911s. Are they accurate and reliable? There is a used one available, but don't know too much about them. It isn't perfect, but if their good shooters I might roll the dice.
     
  2. txpossum

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    I really, really like the N frame Smiths. I currently have a Model 28, and in the past also had the Model 25, which shot the 45 LC. One of the most accurate revolvers I have ever owned.

    I haven't ever owned the model 22, but I would jump at the chance to pick one up at a reasonable price.
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I would too. It's extremely hard to go wrong with a S&W wheel gun.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    does the M22 use the moon clips?

    and i agree, it's really hard to go wrong with any S & W revolver.
     
  5. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    Well damn! I didn't pick it up today since I was already buying my new Colt. I took a quick peak at it, and was tempted. Price seems decent and I know the shop has had it around for a while. They've lowered the price $100 since my last visit. If I go get it tomorrow it may cause some serious marital strife.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just tell her you waited until the price went down $100! tell her it was a bargain!:p
     
  7. JW357

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    Or tell her its an investment that you can turn money in in a little while. Which is prolly true. Smith wheel guns hold their value well. But that doesn't mean you need to have any plans to sell it.
     
  8. JW357

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    I'm fairly sure all 45ACP wheel guns use moon clips.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i pretty much use the same reasoning for any gun i buy!:p
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am thinking they do as well. but it seemed there were some thatdidn't require moon clips. just can't recall which one, or if it was even a S & W that i was thinking about.

    damn old age plays hell on the memory sometimes!:p
     
  11. JW357

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    They use moon clips.

    http://youtu.be/m55H6oR-D50
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    thanks JW!

    i was pretty sure it did.

    i think a revolver in 45 acp would be pretty cool to have, especially if a person did own a couple of 1911's in 45.
     
  13. nitestalker

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    The S&W 22-4 was a limited edition of the new Classic Line. It has a Turnbull finish and a 4" barrel. This Thunder Ranch S&W fires the .45 ACP, .45 Gap and .45 AR. It was only sold thru special selected S&W dealers. The orginal Mdl. 22 was an up grade of the S&W 1917 WWI revolver. They all use the moon clips. In modern guns the Full Moon clip is used. :)
     
  14. JW357

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    I'm sure you're right about some not using moon clips, but I've never heard of it. I was under the impression it couldn't be done with straight necked cases because there is nothing to catch the extractor on.

    Maybe the Medusa is an exception.
     
  15. nitestalker

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    S&W did produce a 9MM revolver at one time. The small "J" frame had a unique extractor which did not need moon clips. :)
     
  16. JW357

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    Very cool. I now want one.
     
  17. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Yup! The S&W 547 is the more modern version of this gun. I also see Charter has the New Pitbull in 9 & 40
     
  18. txpossum

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    My understanding is that is also files the .45 auto rim, which does not require moon clips. The .45 acp round does.
     
  19. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    You guys are killing me. This one is nickel plated with a 5.5" barrel. Seems like it would be a pretty accurate gun that would be a lot of fin at the range. Or hell, even as a home defense tool. I think I'll roll the dice and hope it is still around in another 6 to 8 weeks when I am back in town. If anyone else really wants it let me know, and I'll give you the info on where to find it.
     
  20. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I had a M-1955 which was a target version of the same thing. 5" barrel if I remember correctly. The later "lock" versions are less desirable, but still very functional.

    And yes, it will also fire .45 Auto Rim, but that stuff is nearly impossible to find now a days