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    It's alive... and cheap to reload for!

    After some work, I'm now the proud owner of a S&W K frame in .22 ladybug. Purists will hate this gun for several reasons, but I think I'm gonna have fun with this one!




    "What is 22 ladybug?" you might ask. The answer can be found here: The-22-ladybug. But for those who don't want to read the long thread, it's a CF wildcat cartridge designed to replicate the .22 LR in a reloadable format.



    I haven't tested for accuracy yet, but the test firing was good, and I have high hopes as a woods wandering gun.
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    Super cool!
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Purists schmurists. Very cool...enjoy!

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    VERY cool

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    Looks awesome!

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    Congrats.

    Hope it shoots as good as it looks.

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    very cool I have never seen one

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    some guys on this site just amaze me with what they can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    some guys on this site just amaze me with what they can do.
    You got that right!

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    I followed your ladybug thread for a while. You do nice work. I love seeing it come to fruition for you. Let us know how accurate it is...there are still many that are interested.

    Congrats.

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    Never seen one! Learn something new every day! Very unique.
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    I'm interested in the Ladybug & have been following the thread since the beginning. Congrats.

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    Read your thread and loved it on the ladybug! But you may have outdone even the cool cartrige by picking the perfect firearm to build it in. That would be the perfect woods bumming gun. Very nicely done, let us know how she shoots!
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    Thanks guys!

    I was looking for a blued cylinder, but the SS cylinder was a lot cheaper... And available. Since I turned the rear portion of it to clear the frame lug, it ended up allowing my laziness to have a better result. I would have felt the need to replace the lug if the cylinder had been blued... now the rear matches the diameter of the recoil plate. It's not quite right, but it works.

    I'm hoping that it'll shoot well, if not, I picked up a M17 barrel that I can replace the M48 barrel with to get a tighter bore. I haven't measured yet to see if the twist rates are different, and I haven't been able to find documentation, but I suspect they're both 1-15...
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    Too cool for school! Can't wait to hear how it shoots.


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    NICE. = Ought to be FINE for bunnies & bushytails.

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    I'm a purist and that revolver is Pure D Cool!

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    Congrats!!! I've read your ladybug rifle threads and here's the perfect companion revolver. Be sure to post how it shoots.

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    150 years from now, somebody is going to run across that wheel gun and go, "What the heck?" LOL

    I've followed your posts as well and I'm thinking you are going to have a whole lot of fun with this! Good on you! Enjoy and thanks for the post - it's interesting to read what you are doing!

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    That has been a cool post to keep up with, the revolver is really cool. I have a Rossi .22/.410 receiver that may become host for this one if I find the money and materials.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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