View Full Version : .22lr Casing

06-10-2009, 10:26 AM
I recently found an old Belgium .22lr single shot bolt action rifle after some cleaning i test fired it, it seemed uncharacteristically loud and here are pics of what i discovered had happened to the case
http://www.postimage.org/Ts2eDSsA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

http://www.postimage.org/Ts2eEiU9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

Also the slug did not pass through the barrel

http://www.postimage.org/Ts2eF5N0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/)

after a second even more intense cleaning session i tested the rifle again, fired 50 rounds with out the fault reoccurring, there was a major residue build up in the rifling which caused this incident

Salahuddin Ayubi
06-10-2009, 06:53 PM
How old was the bullet?

You can check out the thread 'Ammunition Life' in 'Ammunition Forums' and you'll see a somewhat similar condition i found one of my empty 22LR casing in, but in my opinion, it was because the bullets were around 38 years old.

Also, would love to see some snaps of your rifle. Do post some pics.

Conceal Carry
06-10-2009, 09:36 PM
Apparently the fault was with the round not the rifle. Either the round was very old or damaged. You are lucky that your rifle was not damaged.

06-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Please check the whole bullets lot you fired this round from, before going for further firing. To my guess round casing was cracked/weak so when it was fired case got torn & there was not enough pressure to push the bullet out through the barrel.
No doubt barrel was dirty/rusty but if round had no problem bullet certianly would have passed through the barrel, with less velocity though.

07-10-2009, 12:14 AM
The rounds were not very old i bought them about a year ago. the problem was a major residue build up in the rifling like i said after a second more intense cleaning session the problem did not reoccur (i used the same batch of rounds)

Salahuddin Ayubi
07-10-2009, 09:00 AM
Basharat, please post some snaps of your 22 rifle

07-10-2009, 09:18 AM

I will post pictures however the rifle belongs to my younger brother that's why i did not put it in the post with my collection.