I received a 16" RR as a Christmas gag, I mean gift.
It’s very impractical but shoots okay. A little picky.
It doesn’t like the really old mixed ammo that I test with.
It runs Aquilla just fine. So I’ll stick with that in it.
Back to it being impractical, I’ve got a plan to fix that.
Heritage sells a stock and many other cool parts for it.
So I ordered the stock, 2 22WMR cylinders and other bits.
Then I ordered a 6.5" 9-shot RR to do some swapping.
I’m converting the 16" to a 9-shot 22LR/22WMR carbine.
I’ll post some pictures when I get it all back together.
Im sure you know allready but make sure to have your cylinders timed for the revolver there gonna be in. Yes a simple cylinder swap might work perfectly fine and safe. But if that timing is off just a hair it could be a very bad day for person shooting. To get a properly fitted extra cylinder most companies need you to send them the revolver.
I JUST fixed a 6 inch Rough Rider that I inherited off my dad. It never was working right, but I didn’t know how to get rid of it. Nobody would have bought it, and it wasn’t worth taking to a gunsmith. So I held onto it, I guess for the slight sentimental value. I did some research as of late and saw it’s issues were quite common. The spring hand in these things are, not surprisingly, very cheaply made. But, with the removal of 5 screws, it is easily replaced. And it’s a very cheap part (7.99)to aquire from Heritage. So now at least this thing works. And super clean internals to boot.