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.22LR revolver question.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Glock19Fan, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

    Mar 25, 2003
    I have always wondered, especially recently after buying another .22LR revolver, why the cylinders are so much longer than the cartridge. I have noticed that almost every .22LR revolver has the same length cylinder, despite being almost twice as long as the cartridge. You dont see this much with larger caliber revolvers, so I was wondering if it was due to a ballistic or accuracy advantage or if it was just cosmetic?
  2. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Many 22 revolvrs ar built on .38 frames or 38/357 frames so the "window" in the frame is set and so are the fixtures for the cylinders. It comes in handy in those that have .22 mag cylinders or are made in .22 mag.