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Posted: 12/27/2012 11:20:32 AM EDT
Today I went and did my CCW course. My new Heritage revolver split in two, less then 25rds.


Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:22:15 AM EDT
Holy crap.




Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:37:55 AM EDT
Barrel blockage? Glad you are okay. now look for the root cause, don't sensationalize this. It appears to have had a blockage.

BTW why a .22 for CCW? jsut asking?
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:46:17 AM EDT
OMG!!!!

As to a .22 for the range portion of a CCW, I used a .22 .45 .38 special and a .41 Magnum for my range portions. I just used what I wanted to shoot that day.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:51:57 AM EDT
Ugly... Squib.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:53:44 AM EDT
Not good!



Glad you're OK.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 1:17:02 PM EDT
I would think a blockage as well. Never had an issue with my uncles.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 1:44:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 1:45:50 PM EDT by fxntime]
Doesn't look like a blockage from a squib, almost looks like it split along a seam. A .22 very seldom splits a barrel, usually you just get a slight bulge or dark spot.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 1:04:16 PM EDT
My guess would be some sort defective metal was used in making the barrel (or maybe a heat treatment issue). And I'm wondering if the barrel is sleeved.

Incidentally, in taking a quick look at Heritage's website I see they do not sell barrels per this truly strange statement in their FAQ at http://www.heritagemfg.com/site/faq.cfm#q7

CAN I CHANGE MY ROUGH RIDER BARREL TO A DIFFERENT SIZE BARREL?

No, because your Rough Rider was registered to you with a certain barrel length and serial number. BATF maintains this information and it cannot be altered. If a barrel length is changed, then a new serial number and new registration must follow. This is a lengthy and costly procedure. We do not sell Barrels and Frames to consumers or dealers.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 3:13:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 199:
My guess would be some sort defective metal was used in making the barrel (or maybe a heat treatment issue). And I'm wondering if the barrel is sleeved.

Incidentally, in taking a quick look at Heritage's website I see they do not sell barrels per this truly strange statement in their FAQ at http://www.heritagemfg.com/site/faq.cfm#q7

CAN I CHANGE MY ROUGH RIDER BARREL TO A DIFFERENT SIZE BARREL?

No, because your Rough Rider was registered to you with a certain barrel length and serial number. BATF maintains this information and it cannot be altered. If a barrel length is changed, then a new serial number and new registration must follow. This is a lengthy and costly procedure. We do not sell Barrels and Frames to consumers or dealers.



I'm sure that's HUGE news to the BATF. Any company that floats a line of pure BS like this is not a company I'd buy anything from.

I suspect that the reason they won't sell new barrels is because there's a good chance the models with the Zamac (zinc) frame will break or crack if an attempt is made to re-barrel it.
Since few people have the correct frame wrench with inserts needed to do barrel work, most manufacturers won't sell barrels unless they're factory installed.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 3:29:43 PM EDT
I would look at the split barrel as a blessing. Now go out and find a real gun!!!
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 5:02:14 PM EDT
gun shoot with fork'ed barrel
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:20:34 AM EDT
Hmm I've had mine for years it came with 2 cylinders 22LR and 22WM and have never had a problem shooting either. I'm also thinking barrel blockage.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:37:55 AM EDT
Replace it with a Ruger Super Single Six. I had to paint houses all summer with my father when I was 10 to earn mine. 30 years later and still going strong. It was also the first firearm my daughter ever shot.

Glad you're OK.
Link Posted: 12/30/2012 12:31:04 PM EDT
Looks like a metal defect to me. A plugged barrel looks like a python after lunch, or else results in a fully plugged barrel. This plus the goofy safety pretty much rules this gun out for me. Too bad.
Link Posted: 1/1/2013 7:07:02 PM EDT
Oops, looks to me like you need a new gun, congratulations.
Link Posted: 1/2/2013 1:44:47 PM EDT
When you try to spit a bullet by shooting it at an axe, you don't need that axe INSIDE the barrel.

Glad no one was hurt.
Link Posted: 1/4/2013 8:56:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Doesn't look like a blockage from a squib, almost looks like it split along a seam. A .22 very seldom splits a barrel, usually you just get a slight bulge or dark spot.


Yep.
Link Posted: 1/4/2013 1:52:27 PM EDT
If its a blockage and a poorly machined barrel it will split like that.
Link Posted: 1/7/2013 12:30:34 PM EDT
if it IS new i would think the company would offer to replace the gun free of charge...

i see them onsale for $160 or so
Link Posted: 1/7/2013 9:10:45 PM EDT
what the???

Link Posted: 1/7/2013 9:53:18 PM EDT
Since it's a rimfire at least the company can't blame reloads.

Looks like the metal just split. I don;t see any bulge which would be indicative of a barrel obstruction.
Link Posted: 1/9/2013 5:12:22 AM EDT
NOT a squib. Squibs bulge the barrel (you can usually feel it) plus. That's the first time I've ever seen a barrel do that and I've seen a good number of squibs (including a .38 with FOUR bullets backed up in the barrel)

I'd call the company and if they're willing to spring for a new barrel and shipping then let them fix it. Then SELL that SOB after full disclosure to prospective buyers.

That is one hell of a defect there bud.
Link Posted: 1/9/2013 4:01:35 PM EDT
Don't take offense but it's a cheap gun made out of cheap metal .
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 1:47:49 PM EDT
That is now a great conversation piece. Well worth the price!

For shooting a Ruger Single Six is most excellent but probably will not turn into a conversion piece.

Link Posted: 1/18/2013 6:35:28 PM EDT
I agree, no offense, but it's a cheap gun that just taught a valuable lesson. Try to get them to reimburse you, take that money and buy a Ruger 22 then put your blown up gun in a case and use it as a conversation piece. Glad you weren't injured.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:17:21 PM EDT
1st, it is a cheap gun. but it still shouldn't have done that. mind me asking what ammo it was? I ask because the other day I was shooting remington bulk 22lr out of a semi-auto handgun, and for the first time in 30 years of shooting 22's I had a case split on me. I crap you not, it split just like high pressure from 30-06 or something. Hopefully i remember where I kept it becuase I mean to contact Remington about it. no harm done to my daughter (who was shooting) or the gun, but still disturbing.

Red
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 4:23:42 PM EDT
I've heard of such things in various calibers from Aguila ammo so I'm curious to hear the ammo type also.
Link Posted: 1/29/2013 1:24:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2013 1:25:20 PM EDT by bradleyswine]
If I were you I would keep the revolver for a trophy. It's not like it was a high dollar item. Have somebody (or you) seal the revolver in a block of clear resin as a conversation item.

Heck, I am thinking about buying it from you if you want to sell it as is so that I could have somebody make it into a nifty display in a resin ice cube.

Bradley-swine@hotmail.com
Link Posted: 3/15/2013 10:05:29 PM EDT
I know this is an old post but to me the most important thing not mentioned here ,is that if you take the CCW course with a revolver then that is all you will be

licensed to carry! If you must use a 22 for the ammo costs then rent or borrow a MK 111 or such semi-auto,then you will have all three classes of pistols on

it. Meaning Revolver-semi-auto-derringer.

Bob
Link Posted: 3/16/2013 11:00:51 AM EDT
I would spread the barrel and turn it into a bike rack.
Link Posted: 3/16/2013 12:17:07 PM EDT
The local GS got a few of these in. After examining one I asked why they didn't send them back.
" So we would have something in the case" was the reply. It reminded me of the F.I.E. guns of the 80's
The joke was F.I.E. stood for " Fuck! It Exploded! "
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 12:05:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bobbyjack:
I know this is an old post but to me the most important thing not mentioned here ,is that if you take the CCW course with a revolver then that is all you will be

licensed to carry! If you must use a 22 for the ammo costs then rent or borrow a MK 111 or such semi-auto,then you will have all three classes of pistols on

it. Meaning Revolver-semi-auto-derringer.

Bob


What state do you live in where they limit what you can use for CC based on what you took the class with?
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 1:14:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bucksaw:
Originally Posted By bobbyjack:
I know this is an old post but to me the most important thing not mentioned here ,is that if you take the CCW course with a revolver then that is all you will be

licensed to carry! If you must use a 22 for the ammo costs then rent or borrow a MK 111 or such semi-auto,then you will have all three classes of pistols on

it. Meaning Revolver-semi-auto-derringer.

Bob


What state do you live in where they limit what you can use for CC based on what you took the class with?


Yep, that is a state by state thing, no such requirement in most that have shall issue ccw laws.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 2:07:15 PM EDT
Squib.
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