dry firing a Marlin 795 .22 okay?


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tatonka
September 17, 2010, 09:09 PM
I know the general rule is don't dry fire a .22 because it could damage the firing pin and put a burr on the chamber. For many .22s, this is true. For the Ruger 10/22, it's okay to dry fire, they say so in the manual, because the firing pin will not actually hit the chamber wall when dry firing.

My question is whether anyone knows whether it is safe to dry fire a Marlin 795 .22 rifle? The owners manual says nothing about dry firing. Anyone really look at how it's build and know whether it's safe or not?

I've seen posts here and there from people who say they have been doing it and haven't seem any problems, but I'd really like more of a technical reason for or against based on the 795's design, rather than opinions.

Thanks!!

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Mamertine
May 24, 2011, 11:55 PM
Sorry to dredge this up, but I was also really curious on this and after some searching have an answer and thought I would share it here hopefully to save someone's time.

No do not dry fire your marlin 795 you can break your hammer like this guy.
http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=33155&highlight=795&page=5

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