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glad I was not there gun blowup

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by motordoctor, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    someone sent this to me. don't know anything about it but glad I was not there.Motordoc



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  2. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    I have a cylinder just like that one.. from a Model 29.. from years ago..Gun blew exactly the same way.. Got to watch reloads in a model 29.../629
     
  3. brent375hh

    brent375hh TS Member

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    Never leave HS-6 in your measure and think it was H110.
     
  4. rodbuster

    rodbuster TS Member

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    That is one of the newer S&W pistols with the lock. Which model is it?
     
  5. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

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    Looks like the typical 20 or 22 grains of Bullseye in a cartridge that was supposed to get 2400. Seen a few like it. Pressures are over 100K psi when you make that switch. Saw a couple of Super Blackhawks with top three open and topstrap gone...and here is the interesting..one blew and supposedly, the guy who loaded the shells put some in hiw own gun and it did the same thing.

    Again, some folks should not be around loading machines.
     
  6. GW22

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    Neither case looks sheared -- they both look like they ruptured from pressure. So... the initial round blew the cylinder and that somehow caused the other round to go off? Hmmm... Can't quite get my head around what happened. Very strange.

    -Gary
     
  7. OldRemFan

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    Gee, hope it wasn't a load some helpful soul recommended to him.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Never "recommend" only "suggest". Big difference.
     
  9. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    One was given to me last month just like that one, I mounted it on a plaque. The owner was shooting reloads in a indoor range when it blew, the top strap came back and hit him in the forehead just above his eye. One part of the cylinder is still in the drop ceiling at the range.
     
  10. GW22

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    In my opinion, ammo reloaded by fools causes 99.9% of all gun blow-ups which didn't involve barrel obstructions. In case this one falls under the other 0.1%, let's note that the revolver was made by Smith & Wesson. Over the years, as they've been thru multiple ownership and management changes, they've occasionally let some garbage slip out the door -- cylinders which weren't heat-treated properly, poor or loose fit, etc. This could have been one of those defectives. In any case, as I've said before, S&W has produced some of the finest and some of the worst revolvers ever made.

    -Gary
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    proof tested by Joe Kuhn
     
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    Let's all boycot S&W until they come clean on the construction methods and demand that they publicly address this issue and make it right with the shooter. We have the right to have idiot proof pistols, no matter what we load in them.

    I think a commissioned report is in order along with a destructive test from hp's labs.

    Maybe a recall is in order.....ROFLMAO
     
  13. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    Man, what's the recoil on that load?
     
  14. Shooting Coach

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    It would seem the Brady Lock failed. LOL

    Maximum loads are not starting loads, even with the right powder.
     
  15. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    O my, it looks like Smith and Wesson's are junk now.
    You new it was coming. Anytime a gun blows up it has to be the guns fault wright.
     
  16. bigdogtx

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    got this from a shooter a couple of weeks ago and he guessed that the bullet was "seated" too deep creating a huge amount of pressure,,,,I have no idea, does that explanation make sense? I just hope the shooter was unhurt.
     
  17. KENENT1

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    maybe some one stuck their finger in the end of the barrel when it was fired..




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  18. 221

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    Seated too deep?? Unlikely......Autos can push a bullet back into a case and don't do that.

    I'd love to read the report on this one.....HeHe
     
  19. BIGDON

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    221 why don't you go read a comic book, that's more your speed.

    Don
     
  20. wayneo

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    Excessive flame cutting on the top strap, finally gave out? Wayne
     
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