View Full Version : Where to find a 22 Carbine?
09-06-2004, 10:25 PM
I have a sudden interest in a 5.57 Johnson. I read that IMI makes them, but have been unable to find one anywhere. Thanks
09-14-2004, 10:09 AM
Not a clue, Grump.
I think you're going to have to do a re-barrel to scratch that particular itch!
10-17-2004, 05:49 AM
The last time I came anywhere NEAR that cartridge was almost 20 years ago, when my ex-fatherinlaw and I were out 4-wheeling and scouting for hunting spots up near Kingman AZ, found a spot where some folks had been doing some shooting out in the desert and a smallish amount of .22/.30 Carbine brass turned up among the empties left behind. (Wish I'd saved one for my "Odditorium" of brass...oh well.)
I can think of one or 2 possible gunsmiths who MIGHT be able to do up a barrel for you, but as to an off-the-shelf rifle......?
10-13-2005, 11:35 PM
Numrich Arms/Gun Parts carries replacement barrels for the conversion.
I have a Ruger Ranch Rifle in 223 and it isn't very accurate, 3 inch groups @ 100 yards are rare. I suspect the 5.57 Johnson will be the same.
Costs: $450.00 for a doner M1 Carbine + parts looks too expensive. But then again, sometimes you just gotta......
09-18-2006, 01:36 AM
I ended up buying a 22 Carbine. It looks great. It is a 22 LR version made by Iver Johnson. I paid 225.00 for it. I don't have to hunt the brass and it looks right and shoots well. A great plinker.
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