Just to continue with this thread from quote above of my own post........I now OWN a High Standard Double Nine CONVERTIBLE .22LR/.22Mag. I am really pleased to have found such a nice clean, specimen of the convertible Double Nine. Just found it this wknd at a gun show in WI. It is only the 2nd one I have ever seen and in really nice shape with good bluing yet ie: very, very Little sign of holster wear and very little cylinder wear and it has OK wood grips But they are a bit wider/larger then my older Double Nine grips. The action is very tite and I doubt it was ever fired much and the cylinders show a very light "turn ring".my son-in-law has a High Double NIne with a STEEL frame and 2 cylinders one for .22LR and one for .22Mag. They do exist but I have only seen this one example. there were other options too, ie a Durango with a octagon bbl maybe 7" or so long with walnut grips instead of white plastic. some of the early ones even had fluted cylinders. I have one in .22LR & the white plastic grips & smooth cylinder but found some walnut grips years ago at a gun store in Waterloo, IA when on vacation there in the 60's.
paid $325 last springIrish Bird Dog
hv same handgun , purchased in 1975 + - . still in perfect cond. fired about 25 mag. rounds , still in holster . was just surfing when found this forum , brings back old memories. Thanks what was Ur. cost if U don't mind my asking , and no mine is not for sale
The frames on the convertible double nines are STEEL.....but the magnet will tell you for sure if any doubts.July 7, 2011, Louisiana
I took my double nine convertible with me as my snake gun this evening as I took a buddy to check my deer stand. He took a Taurus 1911 .45. We shot each others guns and he said he never saw a nickle double nine. Especially in such good shape as mine is. I said I like the .45. He said I'll trade you guns. I said well... I wouldn't want to cheat you. (he's my preacher) He said he thinks I would be the one to get cheated!
What do you guys think?
Also, is the frame on mine aluminum as I have heard?
Well, I have always heard that the .22LRA & .22Mag have had DIFFERENT bullet diameters....that said I have found this statement from wikipedia...for what it's worth....".223 inches for the .22LR, .224 inches for the .22 WMR.I am new to this Forum, and I have read sveral referances stating that a 22LR/ MAG coversion will not be accurate due to the differance in the cilander bore size. I am a machinest and I measured the projectile (Bullet) for both the 22LR and the 22Mag. both bullets have the same maximum outside diamaters. so, once the bullet enters the barral, they both have the same contact surface for the rifeling in the barrel. The bore size of the cilander is only to properly hold the casing securly in place. This being said, one shold neve try the fire a 22LR in a 22Mag cilander.