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Problem with stiff rimfire ejection

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jfremder, Sep 14, 2011.

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  1. jfremder

    jfremder Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    My Dad's double action Llama target pistol has had a problem with dumping it's empties since new. It's clean, and has no friction when loading unfired rounds, but after firing the brass can be a real BEAR to eject. To the point of having to tap the ejection rod with something in the worse cases. We have several rimfire revolvers, and this is the only one that exhibits the problem. It's very accurate, one ragged hole at 10-15y from the bench.

    We usually shoot bulk pack ammo. The inside of cylinders look as polished as any of the other revolvers, but I don't have a way to measure them. I hesitate to do anything for fear of destroying a very accurate handgun.

    Any idea's?
  2. johnjohn

    johnjohn Member

    Oct 26, 2009
    I have the same problem sometimes with my single six.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    Rough chambers most likely.
    A gunsmith could probably polish the chambers.

    In the mean time, chuck a new bronze bore brush in a cordless drill, and using powder solvent, clean the crap out of them.

    Don't do that!!
    You stand a very good chance of bending the ejector rod, or springing the crane while pounding on it.

    A better method is to poke out single cases one at a time with a pistol cleaning rod or something.
    At least until it will eject the rest of them normally.

  4. 788Ham

    788Ham Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    Hills west of Denver
    After you clean things up, as RC mentioned, get some Gun Butter, in a small bottle with the 2" needle on the end. Raise the eject rod to the top, as if dumping the mtys, put a drop or two ONLY on the rod, run the eject rod in and out several times, this will hopefully smooth things out. Possibly it just needs some lube in that spot, can't hurt anything!
  5. dsb1829

    dsb1829 Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    I hava a taurus tracker that does the same. It has no issue with the federal 525rd blue box stuff, but cci blazer/mini-mag/std all fit tight. Winchester wildcat also did the same. Federal may just undersize their bulk by a hair. If you haven't yet, give that a try.
  6. dullone

    dullone Member

    Jan 31, 2004
    central highlands of AZ
    Happens with my S&W 617. I've experimented with different ammo and found some better some worse. Only Federal bulk ejects without problems.
    My take was it's related to expansion of cases. Federal has either shell diameters smaller than the others, or thicker walls that resist expansion better.
  7. Remllez

    Remllez Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    I wind some #4 brass wool around a .25 caliber bronze brush with a good solvent on low speed then clean the crap outta the charge holes, oil when done but run a dry patch before shooting.
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