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Old June 17, 2010, 05:35 PM   #1
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Need help, shells fit tight in 22LR Cylinder

I have a Virginian 22 single action revolver and the 22 shells fit tight in the cylinder holes. I have try'd using steel wool with a drill and it helped some, but they are still too tight. The bullets will drop in most of the way, but you have to push them down, the last 1/8 - 1/4 inch with a little force. Then if you fire a few, seems like it gets stickier when it warms up.

Any recommendations?
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Old June 17, 2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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Most likely crud built up i the chambers,

A bore brush and bore cleaner should get it out.
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Old June 17, 2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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Might possibly be a carbon ring from firing shorts. A bronze brush in a drill and bore cleaner should remove it if that's what it is.
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Old June 17, 2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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It's the wax lube left behind from the 22 caliber bullet, they have a wax coating on them.

I just run a 22 cal. brass brush through the chambers to clean them out.
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Old June 17, 2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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If cleaning doesn't help, the chambers might really be too tight. Ask a gunsmith how much it would cost to run a .22 LR reamer into the chambers.

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Old June 19, 2010, 11:27 PM   #6
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JB Bore Paste

Should work to make sure cyl bore clean.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...ANING_COMPOUND

If this doesn't get it Might need a smith to ream to correct size. Since you can push them in the cyl - can't be too much.
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Old June 20, 2010, 08:26 AM   #7
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You can also clean off the excess wax from your shells before loading them. That way the excess wax won't build up in the chambers.
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Old June 20, 2010, 09:48 AM   #8
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If you are using Rem. Golden Bullets , that's probably your culprit . Those things are nasty !
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Old June 23, 2010, 01:58 AM   #9
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Some guns have their chambers cut for a press fit. There may be nothing wrong at all. I have an old Iver Johnson Sealed 8 that was simply designed that way.
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Old June 23, 2010, 02:37 AM   #10
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I would definately try a few different types of cartridges before doing anything that can't be reversed.
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