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I've told the story here a few times, but years ago I bought a Jennings J22 at the Marlboro gun show. $80, sure why not. Cheap little .22 shooter. Well I get it to the range the next day, put a full mag in, retract the slide and let it slam home... fires the entire mag full auto without even pulling the trigger. Talk about shitting your pants. Luckily I had it pointed in a safe direction and no one else was around (outdoor range).
Turns out the breech face had developed a small crack that acted as a firing pin for the .22lr rimmed case. I destroyed it soon thereafter and I'll never buy a Jennings again. I would guess that the previous owner/ owners of the gun had dry-fired the hell out of it, creating the crack in the breech face which protruded outwards.
That's a cool little revolver. Great thread. These things remind me of those pistol cigarette lighters from years ago. I used to be fascinated as a kid going into Bretts Luggage in Shoppers World in Natick and looking at the little .25's behind the counter.