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.22 Revolvers

With over four billion rounds produced annually, the .22 is one of the most mass-produced civilian bullets in the world. The .22 caliber encompasses a variety of rounds ranging from the diminutive .22 short to the hyper-fast .22 magnum and oddities like the .22 Jet. The most popular .22-caliber cartridges were designed as older black powder rounds that were originally at home in the cylinder of a revolver.

The small size and limited recoil of the .22-caliber round makes it possible to produce small and lightweight revolvers that are both easy to shoot and easy to conceal. These small revolvers have been popular for decades, ranging from the original Baby Hammerless by Kolb to modern North American Arms models.

Revolvers in .22 caliber have been produced in a variety of sizes. Some are full-sized designs for hunting small game. Other models replicate the look and feel of larger weapons and function as training weapons for self-defense revolvers. Found in nearly every size and shape imaginable, .22 caliber revolvers have proved their staying power after more than 100 years of production


Quick Facts

  • There are over a dozen different rounds with .22-caliber projectiles, although most .22s are either .22 short, .22 LR or .22 magnum
  • The .22 short was the first American metallic cartridge, first made in 1857
  • Any revolver chambered in .22 LR can also fire 22 short and 22 long

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REVOLVER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
REVOLVER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
REVOLVER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
REVOLVER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$201 Bid
REVOLVER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
REVOLVER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$201 Bid
North American Arms Magnum Black Widow .22LR
Jun 16, 9:00 AM MST
North American Arms Magnum Black Widow .22LR
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $1,100
$3500 Bids
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER. REVOLVER.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER. REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
Jun 10, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES REID "MY FRIEND" KNUCKLE-DUSTER REVOLVER.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6000 Bids
IVERS JOHNSON REVOLVER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
IVERS JOHNSON REVOLVER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
HandR REVOLVER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
HandR REVOLVER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
EXCAM REVOLVER
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
EXCAM REVOLVER
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Engraved James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster Revolver
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Engraved James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster Revolver
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,400
$7000 Bids
Engraved James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster Revolver
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Engraved James Reid "My Friend" Knuckle Duster Revolver
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$9000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell .22 Revolvers


Farrin's country Auctions

Farrin's country Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company

Redding Auction Service

Redding Auction Service