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Old 09-17-2016, 12:22 PM   #1
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$100 22 pocket pistol, $50 spare barrel

quite accurate with the 5" barrel, once you adjust and loctite the rear sight.

I've not yet attempted to internally thread one of the 3" barrels, but if real careful, I think it would work. Dont counterbore it deeper than 3/4', for sure, and 1/2" would be better. If the latter, use 5/16x 40 TPI tap, not the normal 3/8" fine thread




safety is an awkward pos, and its made of pot metal. So just lower the hammer and thumpcock it, as you would a revolver.
 
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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I wouldn't put money into a handgun like that.

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Old 09-17-2016, 01:20 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=Terry G;252498][QUOTE=justme;252442]
I've not yet attempted to internally thread one of the 3" barrels, ##### I'll bet you haven't. Touch a pistol and it's FCI NOWHERE, for you
 
 
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Those little HP-22's were of the " surprisingly well made /slightly substandard materials" dichotomy...more accurate than one would expect,and reliable(at least mine was), but in the hand the metal always felt a bit tinny to me.
Still,for an 11 shot pocket.22 , you could do a lot worse.
 
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My Brother had one. Too many safeties, and his had some weird habits. First shot on the money, then three shots a foot low, then two more shots back to point of aim. Sometimes all low then suddenly way high. The sights were lok- tited and it shot the same for me. Gave it to his ex-girl friend, the bought a Ruger Single-Six.
 
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The one I had shot to the point of aim. Never jammed. I just felt like it could have been made from better materials.
I regarded it as a " disposable tool, paperless".
 
Old 09-17-2016, 04:24 PM   #7
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I have one with both the 3 & 5 inch barrels. Never tried to thread one; the barrel is a thin liner type in a potmetal cast shroud. Probably could be done, but more trouble than I'm going to go thru for a gun that I don't have a lot of high-longevity hopes for.

Anything I need a suppressed rimfire pistol for, the Norrell ruger and threaded-barrel Beretta 21A suffice for just fine.
 
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I know for a fact that they show no sign of problems in about 1000 regular old high speed ammo and the manual says to use standard velocity. almost nobody shoots 1000 rds of .25 or .32 thru such a pistol in 20 years! :-) So makers are FAR more likely to get away with (and they know it) offering junk in such calibers than in .22lr. There's steel in the HP22, where there needs to be steel, with the exception of the safety. the slide mounted safety was so awkward to use that I just loctited it out of the way.
 
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the one I silenced, I cut the 5" barrel to 3.8" and externally threaded it.

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