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Old 11-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #11
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Just thought that i would add a little info i found for anyone in the future that may have problems with their Chiappa 1911-22 not ejecting and not feeding. The gun should not be dry fired. One guy had similar issues that i am having and he said that he sent the gun away, and the company said the gun had been dry fired at the shop (before he bought it - as he did not dry fire it). I have not dry fired mine, but did not know the signs to look for. He said to look at the barrel, and there should be an indention if there is dry fire damage. I have to say it does not look to me like mine has it, so hopefully just putting about 500 through it will loosen it up. Hope to know tomorrow.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:23 AM   #12
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I have a PPK/s in .22lr. Had to run high velocity through it until it was broken in. Now it runs any .22lr. Break it in and keep it clean.
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As a good rule of thumb, NO rimfire gun should be dry fired as the firing pin will hit the steel chamber rim and cause damage...
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Originally Posted by theferg2000 View Post
I have not dry fired mine, but did not know the signs to look for. He said to look at the barrel, and there should be an indention if there is dry fire damage.
In the spirit of providing information.....

Head space on a .22 cal rimfire is on the order of .040"-.042". If the firing pin in a rimfire is a few thousandths too long, it may impact the breech face, and peen it.... resulting in metal being moved into the chamber mouth. If this impact occurs enough times, failure to feed, or extract may result. A decent gunsmith can remedy this problem very quickly, with special tooling.

Some rimfires are designed to be dry fired. The Ruger MkII for example, requires dry firing as part of the re-assembly/function check process. Owners manuals sometimes indicate if dry firing is harmful, but not all address it. If you're not sure, either don't dry fire, or call the manufacturer to make sure.

This image is of a .22 cal barrel viewed from the breech end. The damage caused by the firing pin is visible at 12 o'clock on the chamber mouth. This particular barrel still functioned properly, but different barrels may, or may not function with the same degree of damage....... In an attempt to stay on topic, My GSG firing pin does NOT impact the breech face, but that may not hold true for all GSG 1911's.
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