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Taurus 992 .22LR/.22Magnum revolver legality?

  • 20-04-2022 8:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 25

    Recently I saw this gun advertised on gun

    the 992 is a revolver that includes two cylinders the first is 9 rounds of .22 LR and the other is a 9 round cylinder in .22 Magnum as far as I am aware the only short arms / pistols still licensable are in .22 long rifile so I found it interesting to see this pistol for sale mabye you could argue that it is technically a .22LR pistol ?? I’m also aware that one part of our firearms law states .22 rimfire caliber and another states .22 long rifile so it’s quite confusing

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 28,454 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cass

    Cannot have it with the 9 shots regardless of caliber. The law states only 5 shots in rimfire. The 2008 SI made it 22 rimfire:

    firearms using .22 inch rim-fire percussion ammunition.

    and was amended in 2009 to limit it further to 22lr only and include the 5 round limit:

     other firearms using 0.22 inch long rifle rim fire percussion ammunition provided that the maximum magazine capacity of such a firearm does not exceed five rounds and that the barrel length of the firearm is greater than 10 cm.”.

    You could get it plugged to only hold 5 and then be within the law (only using it as a 22lr, not as magnum or any other rimfire), but the link shows the firearm to be sold out so its possible its an old advert just never removed.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭Zxthinger

    Funny how all revolvers, irrelevant of limits placed to their cylinders setting them at 5 shots don’t confirm to the legislation in so much as they don’t have a magazine… 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,002 ✭✭✭✭Mellor

    It’s legal, and can be licensed, but license would only be for the 22lr cylinder. A second cylinder would require a second license - case in point, sako quad.