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Dry fire damage.

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by banger, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. banger

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    Nov 8, 2005
    Where evil lives
    First....I would never intentionally damage any firearm,

    That out of the way...Over the years (more than most on this forum), I have encountered or caused dry fire damage in my rimfire arms.

    I have seen damage in revolver cylinders, the rear of semi-auto chambers, and even a single shot rifles.

    Over the years I have read MANY threads concerning the damage, and how severe it is.

    I must confess, on more than one occasion, I have simply taken an appropriately shaped stone, removed the offending burr and proceeded on as though life was going on as normal.

    Sooooo, in a nut shell...What am I missing?

    Other than the obvious, firing pin, firing pin stop, chamber, what damage is being done?

    Prior to closing, I have never seen/caused any extreme damage, simply the somewhat usual burr into the chamber area.
    #1 banger, Jun 2, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  2. vafish

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    Mar 21, 2003
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    You can also break firing pins.

    There is a tool you can buy that is made for removing the bur on rimfire chambers.

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