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I just bought a .22mag cylinder for my Ruger New Model Single Six. I found it on Gunbroker and got it for $50 shipped! Is there an easy way to check the cylinder timing when I install it? I was thinking of using a dowel rod.

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if it clicked in place at the bottom of the frame (the little spring loaded thing that clicks into the cylinder) and does that every time you pull the hammer back, thats a good sign. If you can grab the cylinder that has clicked into place and it can be rotated, thats a bad sign. If it does not click into place, thats a bad sign.

A dowel rod will check it as well and is a good idea.

There are several models of this gun, and I have no idea if the cylinders interchange, so you definately want to check it out. I really like mine, but rarely fool with 22 mag. Good round but too expensive for paper :)
 

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Thanks for the tips! I really like mine for paper punching in 22lr. I just wanted to have another option for 22wmr besides my NAA Mini.

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A gunsmith would use a precisely ground range rod to check chamber throat/bore alignment on each chamber.
Like this:
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=655/Product/REVOLVER-RANGE-RODS

A .22 cleaning rod without a tip on the end can be used as a makeshift range rod and would likely be better then a dowel rod.
Unless you can find a dowel rod that fits the bore better then the cleaning rod.

Or, you could wrap a layer or two of Scotch tape on the cleaning rod for as good a fit as possible.

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There are several models of this gun, and I have no idea if the cylinders interchange, so you definately want to check it out. I really like mine, but rarely fool with 22 mag. Good round but too expensive for paper :)
If you compare the .22 mag to .22lr's they are pricy. If you compare them to other rounds with the same energy, they are cheap. My $.02
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I shot my "Super Single Six" today. I would never sell it without both cylinders. Be that as it may it's good to see you can get a replacement cylinder for it. Mine is a bi-centenial model and has the inscription " Made in the 200th Year of American Liberty" inscribed on the barrel.
It is always a joy to shoot. Goes bang every time :)
 

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if it clicked in place at the bottom of the frame (the little spring loaded thing that clicks into the cylinder) and does that every time you pull the hammer back, thats a good sign. If you can grab the cylinder that has clicked into place and it can be rotated, thats a bad sign. If it does not click into place, thats a bad sign.

A dowel rod will check it as well and is a good idea.

There are several models of this gun, and I have no idea if the cylinders interchange, so you definately want to check it out. I really like mine, but rarely fool with 22 mag. Good round but too expensive for paper :)
Good words for the wise jonnin. I agree if the cylinder rotates and locks in, it is good to go. hard to mess up a Ruger single action.
 

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I received the Magnum cylinder today it installed easily and lines up perfectly with my .22 cleaning rod. It locks in real tight. I will have to test fire it. Wish me luck!
 

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awesome!

I agree 22 mag is less than even bottom shelf 9mm. 22 mag is running $8 a box or less around here for the bottom shelf stuff. Not bad, but at that price, I would rather shoot my makarov or other stuff than a glorified .22

By the way, one of the standard dowel rods you can find at a hardware store is .20 I think. You can figure out which with a spent .22 LR case. I took a spent 22, 9, and 45 and got 3 sizes which cover all my pistols close enough. Its as good a fit as a cleaning rod, maybe better, and certainly softer.
 

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I got to test fire it today and it must be in good time. I didn't notice any splatter nor did it keyhole on the target! I am a happy camper!
 

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If it didn't shave lead off the bullet and spit it out the side of the cylinder you are good to go.
 
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