The big question is have you shot it. I have never been given the chance, nor seen it done. So if you have had a chance, please share you thoughts on this wildest of all SA style guns. There is simply nothing else like them....
Wow I never heard of one of those. Must be a fast flat shooting critter huh?Im going to have to go read up on that sure is a pretty gun. I bet its acuratre as hell with that long barrel. This place is like a class room and not for just smith and wessons.Just a realy great site.
Ah, the hard-to-find Hawkeye!
Nice example, Bill.
In my own perverted way, I view that model as Ruger's '.22 Magnum JET!
Both were pretty esoteric for production guns...In overall rarity, the Hawkeye wins.
Thanks for another interesting post. :ymapplause:
I had one of the hawkeyes back in the 70-75
I reloaded for it .Shot very well but was a single shot.
If i remember right someone offered 2 or 3 times what I paid for
it so I sold it. A very interesting concept and a lot of fun.
yep, again, awesome picture, thank you Doc....yessir ,like the S&W's, these 'odd' cartridges caused MORE problems for both S&W and Ruger, then they were worth, oil in the chambers, not being able to get them "open", extracting, and on and on, but they are "neat".....we like that .256 Win shell and many years back in our shop we chambered a Dan Wesson revolver for it and got it written up in the American Handgunner, yes, we got it to work, got it revolve and got it to extract.BUT what a pain in the 'butt'............... ~x(
Howdy all. I have been shooting a Hawkeye since 1968, and have never had problems with the cartridge sticking or jamming the pistol. Excellent round for varmints, it just did not catch on. Shooting it from a closed breech made it an excellent shooter, unlike the .22 Jet. Being a single shot did not seem to be a factor since the Contender caught on so well, of course it was much more versatile than the Ruger. My opinion only of course, Hank.
Sorry you missed it, but the battle rifle is probably much more practical right now. I am bringing a Hawkeye to Slidell near New Orleans to sell or trade this weekend, same thing in mind and I have three of them right now, so will make do with two. Take care, Hank.