Good morning Community! This is a long shot, but I wanted to try one last thing before I toss a long owned pistol. I’ve owned a MOD E 15 CAL 22 LR FIE Miami, FL for about 40 years. Over the years the cylinder was lost. I’ve found them on line but the prices being asked are more than I paid for the gun, and even today more than the complete gun is worth. It’s main value is sentimental. It was my first ever gun. The manufacture is long out of business. If anyone could provide me with any leads, or even by chance have a cylinder, I could save this gun. If not, I’ll probably destroy and dispose of it. It originally had two cylinders, A regular 22 LR and a 22 Mag.
Nice piece of hardware and a collectors piece.
i don’t have a line on parts, but I would highly discourage you disposing of it.
a) It doesnt seem like it takes much room, can’t it just sit in a drawer until someday you might find a part?
b) if you DO want to dispose of it, wait until there is a gun buyback in a city near you. Those fools will give you money for this non-working firearm which you can use towards almost anything else. You clear out money from the gun-grabbers as an extra bonus
I’ve threatened to toss it for years, but haven’t been able to bring my self to do it. LOL. It’s been in my closet longer than I can even remember. The buy-back might be an otion, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in Utah. I don’t know. Maybe I just need to suck it up and buy one I found online. After all, You never forget your first one.
If it is truly sentimental to you, why would it matter? Have it framed in a picture box and enjoy it like it is.
i will find a nice frame and put it in a cool place in the house , its a nice pistol sure will make a fine home/office decor
Numrich web site has sst or blue for $65 but out of stock you might contact them to see when or if they will have one. Hope this helps
You could always put it in a shadow box and put it on display and have it as a nice talling piece. But don’t get rid of it it’s a piece of history that is no longer around. If anything I’ll take it off your hands and let it sit in a drawer till I could find the right parts. It would be in good hands
I agree with everyone…Hang on to it. We all know that as soon as you ditch it, cylinders are going to be growing from trees.
@Michael554 Do not destroy it, but if you PM me I will give you an address in Texas to legally dispose of it.
@TexasEskimo. Thanks. I’ve been convinced that I should keep it. I might even pay the price they want for a cylinder. After all, it was my first. Thank you all.
Is this the cylinder you’re looking for?
I have to go into my gun safe in the near future and I think I have one of those with a cracked frame that I was given. If I do the cylinder is yours. I’m not making promises as I don’t recall the MFG of the revolver but I want to say it was an FIE.
That looks like it. The price is what raises my eyebrows. I didn’t pay that much new. I just need to suck it up and make the gun whole. I got it a long time ago and things have gone up.
That would be great. If you do, I’ll at least make you an offer.
@Michael554 the one I have is an FIE but Model “Tex 22 Cal LR”, six shot. The cyl1nder opening is 1.510" and the frame to the forcing cone is 1.460. Now that I look at it, it is the first revolver with a “safety” I have ever seen. If you need other measurements and such please let me know otherwise PM me your address and I will get it out to you shortly.
I don’t know this site super well, but when I had questions about an old Bearcat, these guys helped out. They are into quite a bit of the older hardware, so they could potentially be a resource. The guy that started the site passed away recently, but his brother is still running it.
On there main page is a link for “Ask Jeff”…might be worth an email to them and see what they might know.
For the love of puppies…don’t dispose of it, cylinder-less guns need love, too.
Disregard…looks like Craig6 got you the hookup. Guess I should have read the whole thread.
@craig6 Thank you so much. I don’t even know what to offer or how to thank you. I private messaged you.