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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Melvin, May 21, 2003.

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  1. Melvin

    Melvin Member

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    Need some advice on correcting a problem. Recently bought a used S&W mod 17 and am having problems ejecting the empty cases. Some brands seem worse than others. Is there such a tool as a burnisher for .22 caliber cylinders that will smooth out rough spots in the chambers without removing much if any metal?
    Thanks Melvin
     
  2. Melvin, Take a small wooden dowel and tape a piece of 400 grit wet and dry sandpaper onto it. Roll it onto the dowel until it will just fit into the chambers. Put some kerosene on the sandpaper and chuck the end of the dowel in a drill. Run the drill to polish the chambers. Go slow and don't over do. You only want to polish.
    This should cure your problem unless the chambers are pitted badly. John K
     
  3. JoeHatley

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    You may want to check your headspace. Too large and the brass will back out and bulge, making extraction hard, even if the chambers are smooth.

    Joe
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Does kerosene have an advantage over oils?
     
  5. I like kerosene far better than oil. It seems to float away the the fine metal particles. Just keep it wet and it works great. Makes the sandpaper last longer also and is easy to clean up.:D
     
  6. stans

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    Before you go reaming and polishing the chambers on a Smith model 17, be advised that S&W's model 17, aka K-22, was frequently made with minimum dimension chambers. This improves the accuracy potential of the model 17.
     
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