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Old 05-13-2018, 05:08 AM
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Good day to all. Just like to ask your opinion/information about a model 51 I recently acquired. The serial number is 130362. Don't know much about this revolver. It's in very good condition. Thank you!
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:44 AM
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Welcome to the forum.
That's a model I don't see very often. From your serial number and looking at the SCSW I'd guess it comes from about 1968.
The SCSW shows,
1953 - 1969.....101 - 135465
It is a model 51, 22/32 Kit gun in 22 Magnum caliber. Some came with an extra 22 LR cylinder.
The book says some came with a round butt which adds to the value as well as nickel finish that can add 100%.
In 1969 these guns started receiving the M prefix serial numbers.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:19 PM
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Welcome to the Forums...

You have a great "little" gun... I've had two over the years the last one having the extra Long Rifle cylinder.

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Old 05-14-2018, 02:09 PM
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Thank you very much for that information. Just also like to ask if I can fire a .22 LR ammo in this revolver? And if so, is it safe? .22 Magnum ammo is a little bit expensive here in the Philippines as compared to the .22 LR.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:09 PM
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To answer your question the answer is NO, your revolver is chambered for the .22 Magnum and the .22 LR is smaller in diameter and is not suited to be fired in the Magnum Cylinder and would likely split the brass case when fired.
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No, the .22 Magnum rimfire and .22 LR are sufficiently different such that two cylinders are needed. A J frame .22 LR should be fairly easy to find and fit, but perhaps not in the PI.
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