From Heritage Manufacturing, the Barkeep Revolver in .22 LR: a compact Western-style gun

It's small, it's rimfire, and above all it's a “Western”-style single-action revolver: Heritage Manufacturing introduces the Barkeep Revolver in .22 LR caliber. They describe it as a “pint-sized revolver” with “an Old West flair”. Inspired by the 19th century Colt “Storekeeper” model, the Barkeep features a two-inch barrel and a .22 LR 6-shot rimfire cylinder. It is also compatible and designed to work with an interchangeable .22 WMR 6-shot cylinder option.  

The Barkeep revolver with wood grips
The Barkeep revolver with wood grips. It features a two-inch barrel.

Since 1992, Heritage Company's mission has been a very clear and simple one: “We think the story of the Wild West is one worth telling. It’s full of grit, glory and a whole lot of get-up-and-go. We’re proud of our rich history, and that’s why we build guns that can be passed from one generation to the next. This is our way of keeping the spirit of the American frontier alive and kicking.”  Heritage in fact manufactures classic-style single-action revolvers offered in calibers ranging from .22 LR/.22 WMR to .357 Magnum / .38 Special +P and .45 Colt, all based on the venerable Colt 1873 SAA design. The Barkeep is just the newest member of the family. This is what the manufacture has to say about it: “Built for optimal concealability in a light and portable package, the Barkeep boasts fixed open sights for fast action and a clean sight picture. Several grip options deliver classic western styling to compliment the standard black oxide or case-hardened frame finish.”

Barkeep Revolver in .22 LR from Heritage Manufacturing
The Barkeep is inspired by the 19th century Colt “Storekeeper” model.
Barkeep rimfire revolver
Once upon a time in the Wild West: the Barkeep rimfire revolver.

Rear sight is the classic notch in the frame. Cylinder is alloy steel. The Barkeep is available with both custom scroll wood or gray pearl grips. US prices are $180.30 for the wood grips version and $189.39 for the  gray pearl grips version.

Heritage Manufacturing .22 Barkeep Revolver: the launch video

Heritage Manufacturing Barkeep revolver specs and price

.22 LR (interchangeable .22 WMR 6-shot cylinder optional)
Cylinder Material: 
Alloy steel
Cylinder Capacity: 
6 rounds
Cylinder Finish: 
Black oxide
Frame Finish: 
Black oxide or simulated case hardened
Single action only
Overall Length: 
7.95"/202 mm
Barrel Length: 
2”/50 mm
Barrel Twist Rate: 
1:10 RH
Overall Width: 
1.50"/38 mm
Overall Height: 
4.86"/123 mm
Front Sight: 
Rear Sight: 
Custom Scroll Wood or Gray Pearl
180.30 USD (wood grips version) / 189.39 USD (gray pearl grips version)

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