View Full Version : Converting AIR GUN to .22 RIFLE

14-09-2009, 04:45 PM
i was wondering if the caliber of air gun in which No.2 pallets r used is same as of a .22 rifle...so is it possible that v try to fire a round of .22 from air gun???? will it fire the round properly or what will happen??? just an idea
dear fellow members plz throw some light on it from ur vast experiences.

Abu Al Hawl
14-09-2009, 04:54 PM
sizes differ you cant not insert .22 rifle bullet in an air gun!!!! try that brother and you will coem know that it can not happen.

14-09-2009, 05:02 PM
okz AAH sir
thx i just wondered havent tried that practically...now its clear

14-09-2009, 05:53 PM
how fill you fire it either? with an air discharge? your air-rifles gonna blow up.

14-09-2009, 07:07 PM
You would need (1)a chamber to seat the bullet first (as .22 round has casing which is bigger n longer than the projectile) (2) would need something to strike the rim by pulling the trigger to fire that thing.
So practically no, you cannot have this experiment done, if you have both above things had available even then its EXTREMELY DANGEROUS to try that as all the mechanics & materials in an airgun are just to through the projectile using compresses air, no room to use explossives to get the projectile flying from the barrel.

14-09-2009, 09:20 PM
I think u guyz r right we can't change an air gun into .22 rifle.....;)

14-09-2009, 11:43 PM
hmmm u all r rite
thankyou gentlemen

Conceal Carry
15-09-2009, 12:48 AM
Pls DO NOT try this, we don't want "PakGun" memebrs to get hurt.

15-09-2009, 10:06 AM
Plz don't do it.
One can with the help of a (Homeopathic ingeeneer) manage it but the case will rupture sending gas and brass particles into the shooters face and eye.


15-09-2009, 12:37 PM
There were rumors of such conversions in Africa. It is possible, but only with fixed barrel air rifles, and that too after a few minor modifications. However, the danger of doing so far exceeds the practicality of the converted weapon.


15-09-2009, 12:46 PM
I think this is possible one of my friend he tried it and get success But its Danger

15-09-2009, 03:12 PM
I think this is possible one of my friend he tried it and get success But its Danger

Might be possible but I have never heard of it. KF, Skeeter60, CC, Denovo87, midreestaj are all right. Don,t try it. Very Dangerous

Hunting Masters
15-09-2009, 07:28 PM
Yes its possible to convert airgun into .22 rifle, and its quite save by all means.

But its possible only with CHINA UNDER LEVER AIRGUN.
You should make chamber for .22 bullet seat, and have to options to set firing pin.
1- set a pin holder at air pressure hole.

2-set a pin aligned with hole in front of the air pressure cap.

Its by all means save airgun model, because its chamber is covered by heavy shield.


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15-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Yes it can be done but this exercise is quite dangerous not to mention illegal.

15-09-2009, 08:55 PM
but whats the point in converting an air-rifle into a .22 firearm??
Air-rifle itself is a league. A precise shooting air rifle is a treat to shoot in its category and far diffrent from a firearm, both in weapon class/application/role and marksman skills.
One can easily obtain a .22 firearm for the sake of shooting a .22 bullet.

15-09-2009, 09:18 PM
If I,m not wrong I saw this thread closed and then opened again :) Was that a mistake or this a mistake???????????

15-09-2009, 11:16 PM
okz all i'll definatly not do this....thx for ur replies

17-09-2009, 12:03 AM
It is rumored than diana .22 air rifles have good enough barrels for this conversion. Very dangerous only to be done by gunsmiths and of course illegal also.

17-09-2009, 12:24 AM
i don't think that air gun barrels are strong enough to bear the pressure :/

18-01-2010, 12:10 AM
all types of ags can be converted to fire .22 lr or .177hm2
instructions are on net
done in africa india and other neighbours of asia
usually by poor economical situation countries

although safe do not do it

18-01-2010, 04:00 PM
thx punjtani5

18-01-2010, 04:12 PM
Its not only the barrel that counts, the barrels are probably more than strong for a .22 but the breach lock up, the head space and prevention of gas blow back are the main issues. I have known of an incident where a shaving of brass from a .22 case was blown into the eye of one such " Homeopathic " gun designer and he was blinded for life in one eye.

I believe one of our ex presidents also lost an eye in some kind of a shooting accident probably with a .22 if I am not wrong.
No body should do it if a cheap 22 is wanted a second hand 22 will be much cheaper than the doctors bills and you can have both eyes for bonus

18-01-2010, 04:12 PM
daina airgun cost around 45k add a few k's for modifications.
wouldnt it be cheaper to just buy a .22 rifle?

18-01-2010, 04:17 PM
Not sure about converting an airgun to fire .22 rounds. I have however seen divers fire a shotgun cartridge thru a reinforced pipe as a weapon against sharks and other sea predators.

18-01-2010, 05:50 PM
quite true.

18-01-2010, 06:02 PM
Illegal and dangerous. Topic closed.