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Old 10-19-2007, 10:26 AM
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More specifically, the topic is the 617. Repeated dry firing allows the firing pin to repeatedly strike the breech face. In a severe case the spot will become peened to the point where the chamber opening will be deformed which will make it difficult to chamber a round. This is not just for revolvers but nearly all rimfire guns.

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Q: Can I dry fire my Smith & Wesson?

A: Yes, except for the .22 caliber pistols which includes models 22A, 22S, 422, 2206, 2214, 2213 and 41.

.22 caliber revolvers such as models 17, 43, 63, 317 and 617 also should not be dry fired.

Q: Why can't I dry fire my .22 pistol or revolver?

A: Dry firing a S&W .22 pistol or revolver will cause damage to the firing pin.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...tionId=10504#1

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More specifically, the topic is the 617. Repeated dry firing allows the firing pin to repeatedly strike the breech face. In a severe case the spot will become peened to the point where the chamber opening will be deformed which will make it difficult to chamber a round. This is not just for revolvers but nearly all rimfire guns.

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Q: Can I dry fire my Smith & Wesson?

A: Yes, except for the .22 caliber pistols which includes models 22A, 22S, 422, 2206, 2214, 2213 and 41.

.22 caliber revolvers such as models 17, 43, 63, 317 and 617 also should not be dry fired.

Q: Why can't I dry fire my .22 pistol or revolver?

A: Dry firing a S&W .22 pistol or revolver will cause damage to the firing pin.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...tionId=10504#1
I know what the manual says. Never had a problem with it however.
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I know what the manual says. Never had a problem with it however.
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You aren't the one I send my guns to when there's a warranty problem.
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You aren't the one I send my guns to when there's a warranty problem.
Nope I am not. Do what you like hell buy 22 snap caps. But dry firing is a good idea.
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:22 PM
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Looking at the reviews at Midway, .22 snap caps are crap. They don't last very long. .22 ammo is dirt cheap. Might as well just go to the range and fire live ammo.
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Looking at the reviews at Midway, .22 snap caps are crap. They don't last very long. .22 ammo is dirt cheap. Might as well just go to the range and fire live ammo.
The whole point of dry firing is you can do it when you can't be at the range.

We are going to have to just agree to dis agree. Take care.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:08 PM
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Looking at the reviews at Midway, .22 snap caps are crap. They don't last very long. .22 ammo is dirt cheap. Might as well just go to the range and fire live ammo.

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Old 10-19-2007, 03:59 PM
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Get out your tape measures.
The Winner;

Alx,
"If you like to dry fire the .22 without a chambered brass shell, or snap-cap, you probly would enjoy the Barney Fife flip method of closing the cylinder too".

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Old 10-19-2007, 05:25 PM
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For those who like to dry fire a 22lr, buy a Browning Medalist which has a "dry fire" mechanism which allows you to push down on the safety and partially "re-cock" the firing mechanism. It is made to be "dry fired". It is the best mechanism that I have ever seen to practice your trigger pull.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:52 PM
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"If you like to dry fire the .22 without a chambered brass shell, or snap-cap, you probly would enjoy the Barney Fife flip method of closing the cylinder too".

A friend of mine once "Bogarted" my revolver...never did it a second time!

I don't dry fire any rimfire revolvers. The 617 is simuliar in weight and feel to the centerfire .357...dryfire that instead.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:27 AM
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I dry-fired my Savage 17HMR while trimming the trigger spring and ruined the barrel in the process. Smiths might have a harder barrel?.
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