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GM4spd
09-07-2012, 7:52 PM
This beauty from around 1962,called the 22 MAGNUM was a convertible
22 LR to 22 CFM(centerfire magnum),the frame has 2 firing pins and the nose
of the hammer pivots to strike the rimfire or centerfire firing pin. In the box
are stainless inserts that hold the rimfire rounds. The 22CFM was a 357
necked down to 22 caliber and has to be one of the LOUDEST cartridges
you never want to hear! The cutout in the box was if you lucked out and
got an extra 22LR cylinder so you did not need the inserts--and NO a
cylinder from a S&W M17/48 will NOT fit. Pete

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c good
09-07-2012, 8:16 PM
Model 53 IIRC. .22 Centerfire "Jet". 8 3/8's inch! Very nice! Keep the cylinder charge holes really clean when/if shooting "Jet" ammo. Story goes that they have a tendency to bind up the action when they back out into the recoil shield. Also, I've heard good ear protection is desireable!:D c good

Echidin
09-07-2012, 8:21 PM
Very nice! Did you recently acquire this?

dfletcher
09-07-2012, 9:31 PM
The Smith Model 53 is C & R eligible and is exempt from the roster requirement.

ontmark
09-08-2012, 5:36 PM
Nice. Thanks for sharing

wamphyri13
09-08-2012, 9:09 PM
S&W model 53. .22jet. I sold one earlier this year.
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Ryan

westcoast362
09-08-2012, 9:16 PM
That is a great gun, and looks to be in very good condition. A friend had one back in the 70's. It did not have the extra cylinder or the inserts. It was fun to shoot, and yes it was LOUD. We had problems with the cases backing out and binding up the cylinder. Ammo today costs an arm and a leg.

Saym14
09-08-2012, 9:39 PM
nice revolvers!!!!!

JTROKS
09-08-2012, 10:16 PM
That is sweeeet.