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Anybody having trouble ejecting spent brass from their 10 shot 617 with steel cylinder? The third and subsequent cylinder (after cleaning) of spent brass has to be tapped out with a tool....can't do it by hand. Is there a relatively easy cure? Polish chambers maybe? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanx, Jerry

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Yes, that's a very common problem. The solution is to ream the chambers. The Manson reamer is fairly inexpensive, and works extremely well.

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I must have gotten lucky or Mike reamed mine when he worked it over. I probably shot 10k rounds before I heard the chambers needed cleaning and never had this problem.

Lee

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Mine was horrible when I got it. My son had a bloody hand after shooting the first day of 3DR a couple of summers ago. But after I go it reamed it was fun to shoot as it should be. Thanks Mike! :cheers:

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I suspect it happens when S&W allows their reaming machinery to become a little too worn, causing the chambers to become slightly undersized.

Some 617 chambers are just fine. Those must be the ones made right after they replace the worn-out cutters!

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Yes, that's a very common problem. The solution is to ream the chambers. The Manson reamer is fairly inexpensive, and works extremely well.

Thanx for the reply Mike. This manson reamer....is it something that a weekend gunsmith can do on a drill press or does one need a lathe or milling machine? Do you do this commercially?

Jerry

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Thanx Tom....ordering reamer from Brownells

One more thing. When you ream the chambers be carefull about going too deep. The reamer will cut the face the rim sits against also. You don't want to go deeper than (at most) JUST TOUCHING it to true the surface. Be carefull.

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Thanx Tom....ordering reamer from Brownells

One more thing. When you ream the chambers be carefull about going too deep. The reamer will cut the face the rim sits against also. You don't want to go deeper than (at most) JUST TOUCHING it to true the surface. Be carefull.

Thanx.....I will keep an eye on it!!!!

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Anybody care to rent me theirs for use on one gun? I have machine tools background and will buy it if I break or damage. Interesting .... 2 days and nobody wants to make $20 back on a $50 tool for a 22. Not sure I understand that.

Edited by buckaroo45

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Got the reamer from Brownells.....took 10 minutes and the gun ejects spent cartridges like they were greased....good, inexpensive fix. :D:D:D .

Thanx Tom

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