Squib in my Ruger Blackhawk

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  1. dsv424

    dsv424 New Member

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    As the title states has anyone had this happen with a revolver. Over the years I have done a couple in semi-auto pistols. But they were pretty easy to remove by just removing the barrel and tapping it out with a wooden dowel from the rear towards the front of the barrel. But with this gun I am unable to do it this way. Can the bullet be tapped out going the opposite way?
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Duds are easy to remove. I use, as you mention, a wooden dowel, on pistols. Rifles, I use a steel rod, capped with a cartridge case. Quarter inch with a 25 ACP case for up to 35 caliber. 3/8 with a 40 Smith for 41s and above. The brass cartridge case prevents the tip of the steel rod from damaging the rifling. And with rifle length, especially with a quarter-inch dowel, you get flexing and breaking, with wood.

    But anyway, yes, you just tap it out from the muzzle, same as if you were slugging the barrel.
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