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I had time to break away and do a little plinking today. The gun is really smoothing out, seems very accurate, no misfiled, what’s not to like. If I had more time, I would have finished the brick. Also, no loading or extraction issues to speak of.i am smiling and looking forward to my next session, probably at the range to really see where it is shooting and fine tune the sights if necessary.

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Hey 66,

Wow! Sure looks like FUN TIMES!!

Later, Mark
 

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Some fine shooting with a great revolver. Tore up those cans real good.:cool:
 

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Some really dead cans, great revolver, and pure enjoyment equals time very well spent.
 

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Thanks, all. Don't let anyone tell you that a .22 rimfire is too light for cans!

On another topic (may start a new thread), I use Honda moly lube on the splines of my BMW R1200RT for "high temp, high pressure spline lube." I wonder if it would smooth out the insides or a S&W revolver. Anyone tried this? I need the wisdom of the experienced folks here.
 

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Good shooting.....
Lubrication in a revolver as finely built as these are is really important. Your Honda lube is more than likely too thick. You need to stick with lubrication specifically designed for guns. I like Remington gun oil myself. Many others like Hoppe's gun oil. Frog lube is another I would recommend. The K-22 will never produce enough heat to need that type of lubrication your Honda lube provides at high temps., in the lock works.

On another note, it is very important to keep the revolver clean to continue to operate perfectly, especially in the cylinder, and behind the star cluster.
After every shooting session, and sometimes during a shooting session be sure to completely clean out each and every cylinder hole. the K-22 has some pretty tight tolerances, and believe it or not just 1 grain of powder in the wrong place can stop the revolver completely from working. Sometimes the cylinder will jam, or won't open when the release lever is pushed.
Most of those issues are from gunpowder forming behind the star ejector cluster and the back face of the cylinder itself. So be sure to keep that area as clean as possible all the time.
The gunpowder that gets in there is usually from minute amounts of powder falling out of the cartridge and lodging behind the star when the spent cartridges are ejected.
This is not an uncommon condition. You can read many threads here discussing this issue with just about every type of revolver S&W produces. But the K-22 is possibly the most sensitive of them all because of the tolerances necessary to ensure the rimfire cartridges will fire the first time, every time.

There is a lot to be learned with revolvers over the knowledge of semi-auto pistols. Many of us are here simply because of some small issues we had to deal with, and the members here have been awesome at helping work thru those issues without making the new guys feel as if they did something wrong, or stupid.

I'm glad to see you here, and I hope to see you become an active member here along with the rest of us.

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Gregory
 

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Thanks Gearchecker, I had no idea about the tight tolerances and all. Great info.
 

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To me one of the biggest pains with my K-22 is having fired cartridges getting stuck in the cylinder, and not being able to eject them easily.
I was told by an old sage here (no names revealed) to keep my cylinder super clean all the time, and since taking his advice here I haven't had any issues with sticking cartridges.
I keep a 22 caliber cotton brush lightly dampened with Hoppe's #9 with me at every range session, so if I think the cylinder might be getting dirty, I just run the brush thru it a couple times, and then I'm back to shooting without any worries.
 

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Any day sending lead is a great day. 17s are wonderful revolvers. Glad you enjoyed the day. I will say the only thing more fun than shooting 200 rounds is shooting 300 or 400.
 

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An update for those interested....

After careful consideration, I took the hammer, trigger and trigger return slide out of my K22 17-9. I did not take a stone to them, but coated the relevant surfaces in the frame and on the parts as well with Dri Slide. All pins, frame surfaces, contact points, etc, including the inside spring passage of the rebound slide got the moly treatment. I then let everything dry for an hour before reassembly.

After carefully putting everything back together, I am seeing 8 lbs 8 oz. on the double action trigger pull and 2.5 lbs on a nice crisp single action pull—all measured on a “cheapo” analog trigger pull gauge (to be transparent). I am pleased with the improvement, and trigger pull smoothness is about a 9 on a subjective scale of 1-10. I am happy the way it is and plan to shoot it for a while before I take the side plate off again (if ever). As before, my strain screw is backed of 1/2 turn and purple loctited. I have previously checked it for reliability at that setting and will not be backing it out further, as I don’t want to deal with misfires. I am pleased with the results and ready to go have fun for a while. Great learning experience!
 

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A fine .22 LR S&W revolver. A brick of good .22 LR ammo. Time at the range with a target right environment. You are blessed. Sincerely. bruce.
 

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Bruce is 100% right! Any time at the range, the smell of powder burning, a delightful time. Good shooting. Hank
 
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