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#1 Rim Noob

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

A little German 'garden gun' has come across my path and I would like to consider getting it, but it is chambered in .22 CB caps. Is this ammo normally available (I mean when ammo overall is normally avalable)? Or can a gun be rechambered somehow to shoot a different case length?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Seems to me they are the same length as a short. I'm pretty sure I've shot these in my Marlin 39M. They're so quiet you can hear the hammer impact.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Seems to me they are the same length as a short. I'm pretty sure I've shot these in my Marlin 39M. They're so quiet you can hear the hammer impact.


I don't know. Wikipedia actually has a page on these and the photo they show indicates a casing even shorter than a short.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_CB

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

They are made in both short and long rifle. I have both in my ammo inventory, CCI. Had some by Rem. Before the drought were readily available. And as cp stated, almost silent.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

OK, I made a mistake, didn't pick up on the "cap" part, just the CB. I have CB shorts, not caps.

Sorry 'bout that.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

After looking at that picture, I must have had some variant of CB Cap ammo from CCI because that would have never cycled through my gun. At one time, CCI made CB Longs which had the same length case as a LR but the power of a CB Cap so they would feed well and not leave a ring.

edit: Like MMM said, I must have had CB shorts, too.

Edited by cp1969, 17 February 2013 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

After looking at that picture, I must have had some variant of CB Cap ammo from CCI because that would have never cycled through my gun. At one time, CCI made CB Longs which had the same length case as a LR but the power of a CB Cap so they would feed well and not leave a ring.

edit: Like MMM said, I must have had CB shorts, too.


Do you know if a gun could be rechambered to shorts?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

I wouldn't see why not. The chamber is 'plus material' right now. The problem would be trying to go the other way, i.e., re-chamber a .22 Short gun to .22 CB Cap.

edit: BUT!.....Is this gun a repeater? If so, it probably won't work with shorts due to the difference in length.

Edited by cp1969, 17 February 2013 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

J&G Sales has them in stock as of 11:25 17 Feb. Pricy little guys. Listed under "other" in their rimfire section. In the details states they are for smoothbores, which is what I understood the term "garden gun" to indicate.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

I wouldn't see why not. The chamber is 'plus material' right now. The problem would be trying to go the other way, i.e., re-chamber a .22 Short gun to .22 CB Cap.

edit: BUT!.....Is this gun a repeater? If so, it probably won't work with shorts due to the difference in length.


It is a single shot, but MMM raises a more important question "...is is smoothbore.." It is called a 'rifle' in the listing but I should really verify it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

It is a single shot, but MMM raises a more important question "...is is smoothbore.." It is called a 'rifle' in the listing but I should really verify it.

Wouldn't do you much good having it re chambered if it is a smooth bore.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

If It didn't have cloectable value and was cheap enough, it would be worthwhile chambering in long rifle so you could shoot shotshells. Like MoSkeeTo used to be. That was fun in the 70s. The CCI rounds that look like they have Contact capsule in the end are way pricy, but Winchester was still making the crimped ones that were reasonable. Would be useful on carpenter bees.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

If It didn't have cloectable value and was cheap enough, it would be worthwhile chambering in long rifle so you could shoot shotshells. Like MoSkeeTo used to be. That was fun in the 70s. The CCI rounds that look like they have Contact capsule in the end are way pricy, but Winchester was still making the crimped ones that were reasonable. Would be useful on carpenter bees.

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