Dry firing

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Dry firing

Post by jesslee » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:29 am

Will Dry Firing damage my rifle?

John Boy

Re: Dry firing

Post by John Boy » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:42 pm

Yes, unless your rifle has a safety transfer bar and I don't know if any that do

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Re: Dry firing

Post by white owl » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:35 pm

Just make sure the hammer is fully DOWN, as if you had just fired a shot. From that position, you can then set the (rear) trigger, and dry fire with the front trigger. This won't hurt a thing.

If you try to do this with the hammer in the half-cock position, you will eventually break some part of the trigger mechanism (can't remember which part), although I understand you may get away with doing it this way for a long time.

This info was posted on the Shiloh webiste, directly from the owner of the Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co.

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Re: Dry firing

Post by Old Soldier » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:29 pm

I've not done this on a Sharps, but have on several other rifles. I take and empty brass case and put silicon in the primer hole. Seems to work for me. I just get a little squeeze tube from the hard ware store.
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Re: Dry firing

Post by Premod70 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:49 am

Any time steel impacts steel there is a risk of damage, sometimes the failure is soon and other times it is not in your lifetime.

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Re: Dry firing

Post by Brent » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Note the OP posted in 2010. Just in case you didn't notice.

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