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S&W 617 question...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Steelharp, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Steelharp

    Steelharp Well-Known Member

    Well, I just got a model 617, a -8 model; no infernal lock. Looks to be unfired. Is dry firing a no-no with a .22 revolver?
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Since the firing pin is now mounted in the frame, it's probably all right. That saidâ„¢, dummy rounds are cheap insurance.
  3. Steelharp

    Steelharp Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinkin'... never have seen any .22 snap caps, though. Guess I just need to open my eyes, eh?
  4. burrhead

    burrhead Well-Known Member

    Is dry firing a no-no with a .22 revolver?

    I wouldn't. I think all S&W .22 revolvers have frame mounted firing pins. Could be wrong about that. My M43 made in '62 does. Use spent cases for "snap caps".
  5. Steelharp

    Steelharp Well-Known Member

    Man... what a great idea. I am SOOOOOOOO stoopid...
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Two problems: you'll knock dirt out of the empty case into the chamber and bore, and you've got to rotate the cartridge cases from time to time, since striking cases in the exact same spots again and again thins the brass and diminishes the absorption of the case.

    Plastic cartride cases don't last very long at all.
  7. GEM

    GEM Well-Known Member

    Most gun stores or gun shows have 22 snap caps. I bought a set for my 22 revolvers.

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