Is the K frame Model 17 series the largest frame S&W used for a 22lr? In this day and age of really expensive ammo, shooting a similar size and weight gin in .22 might be nice for those shooting N frames
Smith & Wesson made a .22 Jet N frame that had inserts for .22lr. I can't remember the model number but they are rare and expensive, the inserts alone are several hundred dollars. But it was .22lr out of an N frame with the inserts.
There are no factory barrels available for the N frame in 22 Long Rifle, or any 22 caliber, so if you want a factory barrel, no.Now THAT would be a great find!
Could a barrel be put on an N frame?
That went to someone in California and disappeared. Another white whale.If you read int SWCA vol 1 or 2 I believe at least one registered magnum N frame was experimentally chambered in 22lr.........Never left the factory.
Nah, that would have been a tack driver. Weight is your friend shooting freehand.I once handled/played with a Colt .45 LC single action that had been sleeved to .22 LR. It was as heavy as a boat anchor. I wouldn't have brought it home if they had given it to me.