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  1. #16
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    That too Ian.
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

  2. #17
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    Another cause of difficult extraction of .22 cases is a burr on the chamber face from the firing pin if the weapon is dry fired and has an excess firing pin travel. Our Club has several pistols that are susceptable to this. Burr removal via chainsaw file leaves slight roughness and is not a good fix, so had to buy in a .22 chamber reamer and now use that to remove any slight burr due to accidental dry firing damage. Just one of the joys of firearm maintenance. Regards,
    Combustor.
    Old iron in the Outback, Kimberley WA.

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    I looked into the legality of such a project before I started, the main points are, first of all, that it can't look like a gun, this is a bit of an unusual one, simply painting it bright colours will do, all toy guns/water pistols etc are bright colours so they can't be mistaken for a firearm, of course there's the option of having it not looking like a gun at all, which is what I'm going for, basically it looks like a tube that's fat at one end and thin at the other, I originally wanted a stock and pistol grip but decided against it to make it not look at all like a gun. Second, as mentioned before, it can't be easily converted to fire live ammunition with simple hand tools and without special knowledge, having made the chamber first it's clear that the final product will not be able to fire live ammunition, had I have started with any other part it could look like I was building an illegal firearm and I would probably have a hard time explaining myself.

    The dummy launchers that the blanks were designed for can be bought legally without a license, you can also buy an adapter for them that fires tennis balls, I have an acre of private land to use it on, it's not like I'm running around the streets with it, all the neighbors know where to find me and nobody has complained and if anyone had a problem with it I'd stop using it. I hope this clears up any issues regarding the legality of it.

  4. #19
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    "all toy guns/water pistols etc are bright colours so they can't be mistaken for a firearm"

    God help us!

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    If we looked into our laws we would probably find similar things.

    I recall a mate telling me about an argument he had with a cop about securing his rifle. The cop said he had to have a lock thru the trigger guard. He said that was no good and came up with numerous other ideas. No good. The trigger guard it had to be. He gave up and put a lock thru the trigger guard as well as one clamped around the barrel. I don't recall the specifics about that.

    The reason he did not want to use the trigger guard? It was plastic and so flimsy he was worried it would break if the lock put any pressure on it.

    South Australian Police have been known to try and trick gun owners. A favourite is to visit during the day and ask another household member to open the cabinet in the absence of the licenced owner. I know someone who had this happen. His wife knew exactly what to do. "I know nothing".

    In Victoria, or at least in this area the police ring in advance and can give you 2 weeks notice. I had a visit earlier this year. Yep 2 guns. Tick, tick. See you later. The 2 states have always had a totally different attitude to guns.

    Dean

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    Depends a lot on the particular officer doing the checking also, from reasonable to completely unreasonable

  7. #22
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    Agreed. Some form of extractor is usually necessary with.22s, just to break the expanded case away from the chamber walls. If you go to a bolt action, that would generally take care of the problem.

  8. #23
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    Would a thin (small diameter) "ramrod" of say silver steel on a file handle be enough to push the case out ? Makes the whole exercise really simple.

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    Read the first post. The chamber is blind.

    Dean

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    Back to CO2 to eject the case.

    Or mill a keyway in the back face of the chamber, hinge the key at top and pull back. Some pics of your set-up would help.

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