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Dry fire damage.

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

  1. banger


    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.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  2. 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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