Thalco .22 Short Revolver

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Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby bumthum » Sat May 20, 2017 1:42 pm

Although I suspect that RG Rohm had something to do with my Thalco, I'm not 100% certain of its heritage. At any rate, I bought it as a sort of u-fix-em from a local gunshop years ago. The front sight is from an RG10 and I made the grip panels from poplar. I have fired .22 Short out if it, but you can't really hit anything with it. I mainly load it up with Super Colibri and used it to dispatch voles at close range in my back yard.

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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby 84minieldo » Sat May 20, 2017 4:57 pm

Yes very rg10ish..I believei remember reading about thalco at one point while looking up history on something else,but it wasn't significant enough for me to remember...someone'll chime in
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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby Flowmaster » Sun May 21, 2017 7:39 am

I love all the different variants of the RG10. The only Thalco I've ever seen was a Thalco Plinker. One grip said Thalco and the other side said Plinker.
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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby FergusonTO35 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:23 pm

Yep, a rotten apple from the Rohm tree for sure. Does it have a company name and city/state on it? For some time after 1968 various firms assembled these stateside with imported parts. Thalco sounds like they could have been one of those firms.
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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby adam01364 » Sun May 21, 2017 10:37 pm

FergusonTO35 wrote:Yep, a rotten apple from the Rohm tree for sure.
And apparently it still works, must've been one of the less rotten ones. :lol:
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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby bumthum » Mon May 22, 2017 5:03 pm

adam01364 wrote:
FergusonTO35 wrote:Yep, a rotten apple from the Rohm tree for sure.
And apparently it still works, must've been one of the less rotten ones. :lol:


Yeah, it's picky though. CCI shorts and Super Colibris are the only two rounds that got bang every time you pull the trigger. For such a heavy trigger pull and hammer spring, I'd think cartridge ignition would be more reliable.
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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby pockets » Tue May 23, 2017 7:05 am

I really like those grips!
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Re: Thalco .22 Short Revolver

Postby bumthum » Tue May 23, 2017 5:44 pm

pockets wrote:I really like those grips!


Thank you. I just slapped them together from some spare poplar I had.

I've owned this Thalco for probably 12 years, it had really crudely made, oversized grips, no front sight, and almost no finish left, when I got it. I enjoy project guns though, so what you see is the end result of my attempt to turn it into an effective pest control pistol.
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