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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn0KBzK2Kho&feature=youtu.be[/ame]
 

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Whoa. Anyone know what happened there? Round too hot? ( could that even do that?) I hope that wasnt an SAI (non forged) receiver, the comments might never end...

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from the looks of it she had a fte the round prior. Could have been a squib load that lodged in the barrel. She cleared the case and the next round chambered and kaboom.

I've seen this on pistols twice. It's not pretty. In both cases, neither the shooter nor RO was injured.
 

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Looked like a squib to me. you can see where she lurched forward, expecting a shot to be fired. after that she corrected malfuction, sending a live round on top of a squib round. wow, im hoping she was not hurt by that. looked like she will be fine though. Gotta pull up your bootstraps, learn from your mistakes and drive on!!

Im an eye-pro man now-a-days.
 

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Well, at least it was a chunk of walnut that flew by the guys face, and not part of his friend! Whew, I bet her left hand turned some interesting colors in the hours following that little mishap.
 

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Really looks more like a squib to me.

looks like she cleared an empty case, probably because it didn't have the power to eject it on just the primer.

Seen squibs too many times. We always stop the shooter though. Have yet to see a gun explode.

Well.... I have seen a gun explode years ago. Unfortunately.

Was at a shoot and a man had been hunting with a 20gauge the day before. He had one left in his ammo pouch and loaded it in the chamber of his BT99. Next time he looked down at the chamber it was empty. Though he forgot to load it, and stuck a 12 gauge on top. He didn't get the bang he was looking for.

His hand and forearm was all torn up. Had to have a couple surgeries following.
 

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Really looks more like a squib to me.

looks like she cleared an empty case, probably because it didn't have the power to eject it on just the primer.

Seen squibs too many times. We always stop the shooter though. Have yet to see a gun explode.

Well.... I have seen a gun explode years ago. Unfortunately.

Was at a shoot and a man had been hunting with a 20gauge the day before. He had one left in his ammo pouch and loaded it in the chamber of his BT99. Next time he looked down at the chamber it was empty. Though he forgot to load it, and stuck a 12 gauge on top. He didn't get the bang he was looking for.

His hand and forearm was all torn up. Had to have a couple surgeries following.
Ugh. This rings the classic warning from Hunter Education. We always talk about how a 20 shell will go right in and up ahead of the chamber so you wont see it. But it will remind you sternly when you send a 12 behind it.
 

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Since I was a kid the first thing my dad told us to do when we got our shotguns out of the case to go hunting was to bring the slide to the rear and look down the muzzle to make sure there was nothing in there except air.

Will and M1 Garand or M1A (in good condition) allow the firing pin to contact the primer before the bolt is fully locked up? I thought that was the purpose of the safety bridge - to prevent the firing pin from moving forward until the bolt was in position.
 

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Thanks for video link. Has anyone knowledgable, with first hand experience in such matters and examination of the actual wreckage and interviews with the shooters, rendered a forensic opinion on just what the heck happened?
 

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From the lady who had the rifle blow up in her hands.

I am the person this happened to. The 7th round jammed, which is nothing unusual for this gun. It happens all the time. That is why I didn't really hesitate to shoot the final round. We were using newer ammo, so we don't think that's the problem. My brother has been looking at his M1, and we noticed it will still fire with the chamber not fully closed. The chamber can be open up to 1/2" and the weapon will still fire. We think that's what happened.

I was very lucky with the outcome. I have lots of splinters and bruising, but nothing broken. My left hand took the brunt of the blow to my wrist and palm of my hand. Still pretty painful, but I will be fine. Thanks for the concern.
 

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I guess that using the wrong powder and squibs have been ruled out, it sounds like a true slam-fire to me. Maybe the firing pin was sticking in the bolt due to not having cleaned it in a long time.
 

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RAMMAC,

Thanks, but I haven't taught hunter safety since I retired in '98. I did show them enlarged pix from Brophy's book on '03 Springfields of what remained of the rifles after low-number receivers failed. The actual footage would have been more impressive.

Semper Fi!
 
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