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    I took a tight fitting patch on a piece of rod. I used my Dewalt and mothers mag polish to shine up the chambers on my K-22.
    You can also use the polishing compound in the dremel kit. HDHIC aka Cliff
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    Doing the polishing etc, is like cutting down an oak tree with a pocket knife. Do it the proper way with the "finish" reamer and be done.

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    I have a chamber reamer and I have hand reamed a cylinder for a friend. He had 2 chambers that were tight. It worked well. If there was some way to get together I would do it for you for free. Message me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogface6 View Post
    A chambering reamer helps this, and quickly.
    What is a chambering reamer? Thanks.

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    My 17-4 will bind with certain kinds of ammo, like Wolf, but runs fine with Federal AutoMatch, which is a good thing because the Federal has consistent ignition with the Wolff lower power mainspring and rebound spring. That is NOT true of CCI.

    Why not just shoot your superior Colt Officers Model instead and eliminate the issue entirely?
    Because 1) the Smith springs can easily be changed out, and 2) the trigger doesn't stack like a Colt revolver, making it significantly easier to shoot.

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    A 4-inch K-22 from the early 1950s and a Model 17-4 from early 1980 live here and both have tight chambers. They're not annoyingly so though. I always figured it was just "the nature of the beast."

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    I think the suggestion to shoot a Colt OM is a good idea. If you can find one. They do not appear in the LGS very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacecoast1 View Post
    Because 1) the Smith springs can easily be changed out, and 2) the trigger doesn't stack like a Colt revolver, making it significantly easier to shoot.
    Apparently, you are shooting your target revolver double-action! While most Colt double-action mechanisms do exhibit "stacking," practicing with a rimfire helps one master the "stacking" of a centerfire Colt. Another reason to shoot your Colt and leave your tight-chamber Smith in the safe.

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    My 17-4 has Tight Chambers I have tried several Brands of Ammo but not much help,Gun just stays in the safe anymore & other rimfires go to the range,Gunsmiths around here want to keep your gun for months on end.

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    Interapid, you are very kind. We are geographically a ways apart.


 
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