Thread: Dry fire S&W 41
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 505Gibbs View Post
As such the firing pin keeps striking and potentially peening the face.
No "modern" rimfire has a firing pin that will reach the chamber edge if the hammer is dropped on an empty chamber. The Model 41 is a "modern" rimfire.

The only potential, but very unlikely, damage is from a broken firing pin that is stopped by its internal stop, rather than by the "soft" rim of a rimfire cartridge when the hammer is dropped.

To each his or her own, but I dry-fire my 1958 Model 41 occasionally, and have for decades without damage.

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