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Dry Fire 54?

Post by Zolt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:26 pm

I would like to practice by dry firing my Model 54

Where do I find and or what do I use as a "snap cap"

In the 2017 Champion's Choice catalog on page 44 there are some made of some sort of synthetic material called Saf-T-Trainers and others by Armsport. Will these harm my Model 54?

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Re: Dry Fire 54?

Post by xpilot » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:21 pm

Home depot.............yellow plastic drywall anchors.

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Re: Dry Fire 54?

Post by Jerry G » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:45 pm

Great answer Jim. They are cheep and work just fine.

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Post by DavidABQ » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:45 pm

The other option is to buy a brand spanking new firing pin and replace the existing firing pin. Take the old one and file it down so it can't hurt any thing and use that one to dry fire.

If you are exceptional rich buy a second brand new rifle to shoot and use the old one just for dry firing.

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Post by Evelio Mc Donald » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:47 am

Zolt
You can actually dry fire your 54 without harming the chamber. If you look at the instruction book on any Annie, it will tell you that it is OK to dry fire the gun for practice. Snap caps are fine, but if you ever open the bolt for cocking it, it will extract the cap, and you will be chasing them on the floor. A dummy dry firing pin, is fine, but don't forget to replace it before going to the range for live practice. Don't ask me why I said that !
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Re: Dry Fire 54?

Post by dscak1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:57 am

Anschutz FAQ states, "If you dryfire rimfire rifles, it is always advisable to put an empty shell into the chamber. "

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Re: Dry Fire 54?

Post by GSL » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:34 pm

HI ALL ,

I DRY FIRE more than live fire ...
I am constantly practicing at 60 ft. on a pellet hole WITH my ANSCHUTZ 54 ...
I use a WEAVER T , it focuses down to 50 ft .

THE key is to SAVE your fired casings AFTER live fire for THAT specific rifle ...
OTHER cases may NOT fit that chamber ...

CAREFULLY catch the fired case and THEN check your firing pin hit mark !
TURN the case to the other side and then LOAD again ...

YOU might get about 8 - 10 strikes per casing and its just like LIVE FIRE !
ENJOY ... GSL .

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Re: Dry Fire 54?

Post by Jerry G » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:40 am

The yellow drywall anchors are much easier to put in the chamber because they have a rounded and tapered end. At less than $5 a hundred they are cheep and can bu used many times..

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Re: Dry Fire 54?

Post by Zolt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:40 am

A couple of great answers.

I'll go with the one that seems best to me.

Thanks!

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