The single-action Heritage Barkeep chambers both .22 LR and .22 WMR and is part of Year of the Rimfire

Fans of single-action revolvers, with a bit of nostalgia, should be happy about this one. The Heritage Barkeep, chambered in .22 LR and .22 WMR, brings a classic, six-gun to market with a remarkable price.

Heritage Manufacturing owns an enviable reputation for building period-correct six-guns. From the Bird Head, to the Rancher Carbine and even the big-bore Rough Rider, the company turns out classic takes from bygone eras of gunmaking. Now Heritage does it again with the Barkeep.

The Barkeep delivers Old West flair, inspired by the 19th century Colt “Storekeeper.” The single-action Barkeep comes chambered and ships with a six-shot .22 LR cylinder. But Heritage offers an interchangeable .22 WMR cylinder as well. Each fires from a 2-inch barrel, making a highly concealable platform.

Light and portable, the Barkeep utilizes fixed open sights for fast target acquisition. Several grip options deliver classic western styling. The black oxide or case-hardened frame finishes add appeal. The 2-inch barreled revolver sports a stylish ejector pin. It includes a turned wood handle featuring an “H” logo.

There’s just something about a single-action revolver. For many of us, they invoke a sense of history and prominence. They harken of ideals we hold dear. If you love old guns, the Barkeep checks all the boxes, both form and function. Retailing for around $180, it comes in remarkably affordable as well. For even more info, please visit

Heritage Barkeep Specs

  • Caliber: .22 LR                                    
  • Cylinder Material: Alloy Steel
  • Capacity: 6 rounds                               
  • Cylinders Included: 1
  • Twist Rate: 1:10 RH                          
  • Cylinder Finish: Black Oxide
  • Firing System: Hammer                    
  • Frame Finish: Black Oxide or Simulated Case Hardened
  • Action Type: SAO                             
  • Overall Length: 7.95 inches
  • Safety: Manual                                  
  • Overall Width: 1.50 inches
  • Front Sights: Fixed                           
  • Overall Height: 4.86 inches
  • Rear Sight: Notch at Rear                
  • Grip: Custom Scroll Wood or Gray Pearl
  • MSRP: $180.30 (Custom Wood Scroll), $189.39 (Gray Pearl Grips)

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