cylinder charge-hole burnish

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by sophijo, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. sophijo

    sophijo Member

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    I have a Smith & Wesson 617 (.22) 10 shot. Ejecting fired cases is problematic. I really have to push on the ejector rod. Unfired cases eject smoothly. I'm thinking of "burnishing" the inside surface of the charge holes, but would appreciate guidance on this.
     
  2. Drail

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    Give the cylinder a good overnight soaking and cleaning first. Then do it again. Normally it's just caused by hard fouling up around the chamber throats. Most S&Ws have very smooth chamber finishes. If this doesn't work get a stainless .22 brush and chuck it in a drill. Not high speed. Run it in and out of each chamber, keep it moving the whole time.
     
  3. sophijo

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    Drail

    Thanks, I'll do that.
     
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