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I have a .22LR pistol that had a case stuck in the chamber from a blown rim. What tool, or method(s) can I use to get the case out?


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The one time I had the same issue I used a new .22 rifle cleaning brush pushed down and slowly was able to move the case out. I have heard of people using a small screw and screwing it into the rim (if enough is left) and pulling it. I'm sure others will chime in on their experiences. Good luck




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If some of the rim is still there, I've used a very small flat screwdriver (the smallest on my leatherman) to pry it out. If the rim is completly gone so that all you have is a thin ring of brass showing, I've used a small fishhook and a pair of needle nose. The fish hook was bent so the point, instead of curving in was pointed slightly out, then used the needle nose to push the bent fishhook into chamber where the bent-out hook tip dug into the brass sidewall and pulled it out. Note that I also sprayed it with some lube (wd40 I think) just so it would seep between chamber wall and brass and loosen it up a little. The fishhook trick was in the field where I didn't have any other tools with me, but did have fishing gear. I would assume that something similar could be used at home though.
 
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The one time I had the same issue I used a new .22 rifle cleaning brush pushed down and slowly was able to move the case out. I have heard of people using a small screw and screwing it into the rim (if enough is left) and pulling it. I'm sure others will chime in on their experiences. Good luck


Rio, I would try this first. Spray some gun oil down the barrel, let it sit a while with the barrel pointing up, then either use a wooden dowel or cleaning rod, and push the case out.

If you use a wooden dowel smaller than the inside diameter of the inside of the 22 casing, you could probably use the gentle persuasion of a light hammer to help.
 
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If some of the rim is still there, I've used a very small flat screwdriver (the smallest on my leatherman) to pry it out. If the rim is completly gone so that all you have is a thin ring of brass showing, I've used a small fishhook and a pair of needle nose. The fish hook was bent so the point, instead of curving in was pointed slightly out, then used the needle nose to push the bent fishhook into chamber where the bent-out hook tip dug into the brass sidewall and pulled it out. Note that I also sprayed it with some lube (wd40 I think) just so it would seep between chamber wall and brass and loosen it up a little. The fishhook trick was in the field where I didn't have any other tools with me, but did have fishing gear. I would assume that something similar could be used at home though.

Interesting way to do it.




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The one time I had the same issue I used a new .22 rifle cleaning brush pushed down and slowly was able to move the case out. I have heard of people using a small screw and screwing it into the rim (if enough is left) and pulling it. I'm sure others will chime in on their experiences. Good luck


I tried the new cleaning brush trick. It worked on the first. Now to try it on another.

Going to keep a new .22lr wire cleaning brush in my range bag.

Thanks!


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Glad to hear it worked for you




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Clean the chamber well.
Use a Qtip to swab out the chamber at the first sign of extraction issues.

Do NOT use any type of wood to attempt pushing any stuck case out of any chamber.


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Do NOT use any type of wood to attempt pushing any stuck case out of any chamber.


Why not?



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Using wood to push something out of a barrel or chamber can be risky because it can split or mushroom and jam in places that make things worse than they were originally.

That said, like anything judgment and caution are the key. Moderate amounts of carefully applied force are unlikely to create serious problems; dropping a dowel down a bore and whaling away on it with a three-pound hammer is more likely to cause unhappy results.

There are, of course, people for whom “caution” and “prudence” are meaningless words and should just be told, “Don’t do it!” but that’s not all of us.




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If you use a wooden dowel smaller than the inside diameter of the inside of the 22 casing, you could probably use the gentle persuasion of a light hammer to help.


Agree



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Putting it in a freezer first can help too. The brass with shrink in size more than steel.
 
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