Remembering the double-9.

Author:Anthony, Jack
Position:Letters To The Editor - Letter to the editor
 
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In December's "Questions & Answers," Bill Dluzniewski asked about making a revolver that looks like a Colt Single Action Army but with a swing-out cylinder. You should have mentioned the High Standard .22 Double-Nine, made from 1958 to 1984. At first glance, it looks just like a Colt SAA. But if you look closer you may notice the cylinder has 9 notches instead of 6, the bottom front of the frame is considerably deeper, and that it has a drift-adjustable rear sight.

Pushing the ejector-rod head forward opens the cylinder, allowing simultaneous ejection of all the shells by pushing the center pin rearward. The trigger mechanism is a modern double-action design with an automatic...

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