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Wrangler dry fire warning...

zorbazorba Senior MemberPosts: 24,985 Senior Member
edited December 2019 in General Firearms #1
I followed along at home with my Wrangler, and saw the beginning of this (minor) problem:



-Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

"If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
)O(

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #2
    That is common with .22 rimfire----been covered for any .22lr in general before.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    I think gunsmiths use a tool called a chamber iron if that happens in auto loading actions.

    The cylinder looks well machined.

    No worries there. Fire 22's for practice. Skip the dry fire.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    Since I have been old enough to handle a firearm the rule has been to never dry fire a rim fire...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Since I have been old enough to handle a firearm the rule has been to never dry fire a rim fire...
    Yep, this.  They do make .22 snap caps.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    The point is that Ruger's own manual states that dry firing is OK. HA!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,507 Senior Member
    that sucks,

    But i would call SR CS and see what they say.

    There maybe some alignment issues or that the FP is too long.


    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    The point is that Ruger's own manual states that dry firing is OK. HA!
    Interesting...
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Yeah, as GN implies that they indicate dry firing to be okay is counter-intuitive.  The firing pin whacking the cylinder sans a brass “pad”...I can’t imagine that’s good.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,502 Senior Member
    I picked up a S&W 34 snub nose .22 real cheap cause the chambers were buggered up from dry firing. I cleaned them up with the iron and a chamber reamer. It stays loaded with dummies, when I'm not shooting, it to prevent any more damage. The only pistol I've seen that's probably safe to dry fire is the Browning Buckmark. The barrel is not countersunk for the rim, it's encased by the bolt face, so the FP will never touch the barrel if dry fired.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    ilove22s said:
    that sucks,

    But i would call SR CS and see what they say.

    There maybe some alignment issues or that the FP is too long.


    Apparently, SR will send a new cylinder upon request. Mine isn't even as "bad" as the video's is, not gonna worry about it.

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,887 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Since I have been old enough to handle a firearm the rule has been to never dry fire a rim fire...
    That was one of the first things my father taught me, and I've adhered to it ever since.

    Zorba, I'm not going to waste a dozen minutes watching your video...  :p
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    Not my video - but I do agree, its too long for the information imparted. 2 or 3 minutes would have covered it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,569 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Yeah, as GN implies that they indicate dry firing to be okay is counter-intuitive.  The firing pin whacking the cylinder sans a brass “pad”...I can’t imagine that’s good.
    That is why I have 22LR snap caps for mine various Rimfire guns.
  • SPQR70ADSPQR70AD Posts: 8 New Member
    I wonder why they did not make it a 7 shot or possibly 8 shots. there looks to be enough room on the cylinder
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    SPQR70AD said:
    I wonder why they did not make it a 7 shot or possibly 8 shots. there looks to be enough room on the cylinder
    Then it wouldn't be a six shooter...just sayin...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,770 Senior Member
    Just get a newer 617 if you want more than a six shooter .22 revolver.
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