Ruger Recall of 22WMRF and .17HMR American Rimfire Rifles

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by BTPost, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    We have determined that Ruger American Rimfire™ rifles chambered in .22 WMRF (Magnum) and .17 HMR manufactured between November 17, 2013 and January 8, 2014 were manufactured without a vent hole. This hole appears just below and behind the serial number on the left-hand side of the receiver. The hole does not serve any function during normal operation of the rifle, but is a safety feature and may help vent gas in the event of a problem such as a ruptured case head or bore obstruction, for example. We want to recall the rifles and add the vent hole.

    First, only Ruger American Rimfire™ rifles chambered in .22 WMRF (Magnum) and .17 HMR within the serial number range 830-34831 to 830-43880 are subject to the recall. IF YOUR RIFLE IS CHAMBERED IN .22 LR OR FALLS OUTSIDE OF THIS SERIAL NUMBER RANGE, IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE RECALL. If you do have an Ruger American Rimfire™ rifle chambered in .22 WMRF (Magnum) or .17 HMR, you need only examine the left side of the receiver, just below and behind the serial number. If there is a hole there (Figure 1), then you do not need to return the rifle. If there is no hole (Figure 2), then the rifle should be returned.
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  2. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Everyone check and see if they have a Holy Rugar ;)
  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Holy crap QA and the operators were asleep at the wheel for almost 10K receivers?
    it should have been found way earlier as attribute data if not in the sample lots for inspection.
    pretty easy, hole, no hole. accept one reject the other.

    No excuse in my book. Heads would have to roll.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Hole-eeee-sha-moleeeee
  5. firekey

    firekey Monkey

    there is a reason why rimfires were abandoned 150 years ago, in the search for power in cartridges. If you make the brass soft enough to reliably be dented by the firing pin, it's also too soft to withstand much in the way of pressure. The .22 wmr has always been problematic, especially in autos. No reason why the .17 rimfire should be any better.
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