Second strike option

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by MobileMarine, May 24, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Just wondering why no one that I know of has a rimfire rifle with a second strike option or double action ? I think it would help out alot , I have a 10/22 thats my experiment mule and I think im going to toy with making it let you give it another hit before ejecting a round . I dont really think it would be that hard to do . Would you guys not buy a rimfire like that ? If I am wrong someone jump in
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I just buy better ammo. ;)
     

  3. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    My experience, especially with rimfire ammo, is that I can't get a misfired round to go off by simply striking again in the same spot. I remove it from the chamber, rotate it and try again which "usually" works. Maybe it's just me.
     
  4. Wambli

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    Yep, what he said...
     
  5. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    It's going to be tough to re engineer the Ruger 10/22 to double action. I would think the double action trigger pull would be pretty hard to pull. Since rimfires ain't defensive weapons but are meant for plinking or hunting mostly you usually have time to rack the bolt in the event of a misfire. Also like previously mentioned, you would likely have to turn the cartridge so that the firing pin would strike a new spot on the rim.
     
  6. MidnightExpress

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    have you ever taken one of the misfires apart? after looking into about a
    dozen of these I noticed a pattern

    the ones I opened up lost their primer either before or after the pin strike right
    where it hit the rim, a second strike on a clean brass rim won't fire anyway

    if you could find a way to rotate the cartridge say 90 degrees and set the
    hammer for another strike it would possibly work

    a lever to reset the hammer might be simple, but getting the round to
    rotate would take a lot more work

    if you had a weapon with a weak hammer/striker spring or firing pin trouble
    a second strike might fire those if the first hit didn't dent the rim enough to
    flake the primer off
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Odd thought: Maybe it would be easier to make the 10-22 dual wield firing pins? They could call it the "snake strike" firing system or something-two hits every time at 90 degree angles.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    you need to patent that before ruger steals it...

    totally impractical but a good marketing tool lol
     
  9. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    DAMN IT !!! I was just going to post that ! Oh well mine will have a 2nd hit with 4 firing pins and redundant heating element to bake fire the round !:D At any rate its going down the tube , im tired of running over duds and marlins 60's with the mower
     
  10. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Second Strike...hrm...sounds like you need a Marlin 39A lever-action!

    If it goes CLICK instead of BANG...you just thumb the hammer back & try again!

    Of course, NOT using Remington Golden ammo will resolve most misfires...never seen ANY ammo that dud's so often as RGB's.
    Not even cheap russian & chinese dirty junk.

    Read my Marlin FTE repair thread for resolutions to the infamous misaligned ejection spring Marlin jam, which you can often fix with nothing but a Nickel.
    Nickel high & Nickel towards center is your gauge. (thanks to ArrowDodger of RFC for the pics/concept)
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    If that don't work...go here for the other things you may need to know...
    http://www.gunandgame.com/forums/marlin/87522-marlin-fte-repair.html

    If you truly feel the need to kill a Marlin, send it to ME instead!! I've resuscitated bunches of 'em :)
    I'm waiting until I get 4 together so I can make a 4-mounted anti-aircraft gatling setup...
    I wanna shoot down some of those vampire bat/giant mostquitos they grow here in Florida ;)
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Re: dual firing pin- yer a tad late to patent that. Ever see a .41 Swiss Rimfire? That was done over 100 years ago.


    See? Being an old fart comes in handy sometimes! :p
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Dangit! I was gonna finance a Volcano. ;)
     
  13. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    C3 is still reaping the benefits of his patent!!! :D