A very common task facing professionals is the repair of rimfire rifles. The ins and outs of repairing them are best learned with time and study, not a heavy hand and iron will.
by RK Campbell
While I will address .22 Long Rifle firearms specifically in this article, the following information also applies to .22 Magnum and .17 rimfires as well. These guns are often produced from the softest metal possible and are easily “pranged,” as one senior gunsmith put it. The most common problems include complete disassembly and working your way through accumulated crud and varnished oil. Lets take a look at the basics of keeping the rimfires working.