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Posted: 11/18/2001 1:45:44 PM EDT
OK we all have done some dumb things in regards to guns.Here is some of my finer ones.
1:Some years ago I sold a case of 100 pre-ban NIW 30rd Adventure Line mags for $200.!! Thats $2.00 per mag!!!
2: One month before the ban I sold a unfired Colt H Bar for $600.
3: Less than a year ago I passed up buying a real M40 sniper rifle with scope for $1000.!!!
4: I bought some flat black crinkle paint to spray on my $200.Brown Precision stock for my Remington 700.After spraying it I put it in my oven at 200 degrees. After about 15 minutes I heard a "POOF".I opened the door and my stock was blown to splinters.I was too dumb to know that the stock has sealed air chambers.The heat expanded the air and......well you know the rest. Can anybody out there top these?
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:47:23 PM EDT
Fortunately NO!!!
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:53:56 PM EDT
Jeeze, man... get a new hobby! This one's not for you!
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:55:28 PM EDT
The horror...The horror.

I tend to buy high, sell low.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:55:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XM21Nick:
OK we all have done some dumb things in regards to guns.Here is some of my finer ones.
1:Some years ago I sold a case of 100 pre-ban NIW 30rd Adventure Line mags for $200.!! Thats $2.00 per mag!!!
2: One month before the ban I sold a unfired Colt H Bar for $600.
3: Less than a year ago I passed up buying a real M40 sniper rifle with scope for $1000.!!!
4: I bought some flat black crinkle paint to spray on my $200.Brown Precision stock for my Remington 700.After spraying it I put it in my oven at 200 degrees. After about 15 minutes I heard a "POOF".I opened the door and my stock was blown to splinters.I was too dumb to know that the stock has sealed air chambers.The heat expanded the air and......well you know the rest. Can anybody out there top these?



The dumbest thing I did was to sell a verified pre-ban Bushy with collapsable stock, flash hider, and bayonet lug for a mere $400 ... to a gunshop no less! D'OH!!!!
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:57:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2001 1:50:04 PM EDT by Green_Furniture]
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 4:59:47 PM EDT
Not trade related but, I had a 1911 that upon charging promptly slamfired into the hood of my car, at the shooting range thankfully. I'd been in denial up till a while back, "oh it was bad ammo", "partially seated primer and all that" "What shoot my car? I didn't do that, the gun did" Bullshit, it was me I didn't watch my muzzle. I'm the biggest safety nazi you'll ever meet now.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:10:10 PM EDT
I just read about some guy that had an accidental discharge into a case of exploding targets at a surplus store in Covington, across the river from cincinnati. That was one of my favorite surplus stores too. they had a lot of british camo, which I like.
The only stupid things I can think of that I have done personally are:
Nearly shooting my foot off with a cap and ball revolver, while competing in a quick draw compitition (no, I didn't win)
While attempting to put an M1-A on safe, I pulled the trigger back instead of the safety. luckily, the weapon was still pointed downrange at the backstop.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:11:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2001 5:19:36 PM EDT by Bigshooter]

Originally Posted By XM21Nick:
OK we all have done some dumb things in regards to guns.Here is some of my finer ones.
1:Some years ago I sold a case of 100 pre-ban NIW 30rd Adventure Line mags for $200.!! Thats $2.00 per mag!!!
2: One month before the ban I sold a unfired Colt H Bar for $600.
3: Less than a year ago I passed up buying a real M40 sniper rifle with scope for $1000.!!!
4: I bought some flat black crinkle paint to spray on my $200.Brown Precision stock for my Remington 700.After spraying it I put it in my oven at 200 degrees. After about 15 minutes I heard a "POOF".I opened the door and my stock was blown to splinters.I was too dumb to know that the stock has sealed air chambers.The heat expanded the air and......well you know the rest. Can anybody out there top these?



Damn! Dude, I was bummed about a trade I'm trying to make where it looks as though the best I can do is eat $100 bucks on a $800 rifle. You just made me feel MUCH better. I owe you a beer if you ever come to Washington.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 7:18:29 PM EDT
I got a new Ruger 10/22 about 2 months ago and haven't been able to get out to the range to go shooting. Been wanting to shoot it bad. My wife and kids went out in the morning, so I get two telephone books and put them against the far end of the hallway against the wall and tape a target over it. I open up the french doors that lead into the master bedroom and set up at the far end of the bedroom. Then I load up 10rounds and fire a 5 round group.

All I can say is that the little 10/22 is pretty accurate at 10 yards !

Here's the stupid part. I drop the mag, rack the slide and think the gun is empty. Just to make sure, I aim it at the floor, take off the safe and pull the trigger and the DAMN THING GOES OFF.

Ok, so now I know that in the future I need to drop the mag and manually extract the extra round in the chamber. Good thing carpeting hides a .22 bullet hole in the floor pretty good and good think I didn't have to dial 911.

Phone book goes in the trash, gun goes into the safe. Ammo goes into the other safe. Wife and kids come home and dad is at the sink doing the dishes !
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 7:23:53 PM EDT
Several years ago I passed up a Poly Tech legend AK-47 under folder for $350.00. I also passed on a Springfield Armory SAR-8 match grade for $650.00. These were both after the 94 ban. It may not top XM21Nick but I still kick myself.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 8:54:18 PM EDT
Nothing to top yours, but I have lost my A** a couple of times on deals-got to anxious to trade/sell.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 9:25:53 PM EDT
I didnt do this and if i had i would never admit to it but one of my better friends ...
Late for work, hung over..trying to tie boot laces and he breaks one. So he has a cowboy rig hanging on the bed post. turns the holster/pistol muzzle up and clamps between his knees to remove the rawhide strap in the holster for boot lacing. The revolver falls out of the holster lands on the hammer and goes off. the bullet cut his cheek and he recieve a nasty flash burn.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 9:44:14 PM EDT
At the time is was kinda OK, but I once traded a ½ of a case, 550rds, 7.62x39 steel core, sealed in a steal ham can for a $40 Spyderco knife, because I "didn't need the extra ammo"

I hate to even think about it now...


BISHOP
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 12:03:00 AM EDT
Yes sir, done a pretty stupid one and it still really stings.

Bought a Poly Tech AKS, folding stock (under) back in 1986 for $350! Three mags, flash hider, bayonet, NIB.

Traded it about three years later for a Glock M19.

Was I STUPID or what!!?? Anybody else agree?

That Poly Tech is now probably worth what $1200 to $1500? For a three hundred dollar 9mm............

UUUUUGgggghhhhhh
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 5:53:08 AM EDT
In the early seventies I bought a like new Sig P210 for about $190. My friend always was after me to sell it to him, so I did. Now that gun is worth $1500 or more.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 6:10:30 AM EDT
I bought an underfolder AK-47. It came with 3-30 round mags, bayonet, sling, cleaning kit & oil bottle. It was $289.00 before tax.

After the a**hole in California shot up the schoolyard with an AK, I sold mine for an undisclosed amount of money, but suffice it to say it was enough for a Ruger .308, scope, sling, reloading dies and a bunch of components. I have kicked myself pretty much ever since for that "stupiditiy".
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 7:31:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bearlaker:
The horror...The horror.

I tend to buy high, sell low.



Oh thank God...I thought I was the only one.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 7:39:19 AM EDT
OK here is mine, I bought 4 "ar-15" and 3 AK type rifles, misc. pistols MAK, Tok, 1911, etc. from a woman whos husband died at a VA hosp. All for 500 dollars, I was 20, I took them to a gun show in Dallas never made thru the door, sold all for 3000.00 to local class 3 guy..... I find out one year later that all had been take in Vietnam all where full auto and the class 3 dealer hired an attorney to get these exempted. Seems US govt never recorded these as missing or destroyed. OH well I'm still happy about the deal, I think.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:16:31 AM EDT
My worse deal...

I bought a New S&W Sigma 40F..... The darened fraim split. I then sent it back to S&W for replacement. By the time I got the pistol back, S&W came out with their VALUE series of Sigma..... I was so pissed about the problems I dumped the new replacement gun... AT A HUGE LOSS!
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 8:56:56 AM EDT
Had:

Original, beautifully finished 1961 Marlin bolt action .22, Savage 30 guage, .22 over and under, Ruger .22 semi MK pistol, Remington Woodsmaster 30-06 w/leupold 3-9x scope in mint condition, AR-7(I think the little .22 survival rifle that fits in it's own stock), Ruger .44 mag super blackhawk, Ruger 10/44 semi auto. and a Sako Finnbear .243 with a Leupold 3 - 9x scope.

Left them at home when I left my 1st wife.
By the time I went to retrieve my stuff, she had sold it all!

MAJOR H.U.A. on my part (head up ass)[>Q]
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 9:43:08 AM EDT
Ok! I don't mean to be bragging here, but because of these "self Confessed" stupid acts, I was able to buy a NIB Colt SP1 made in 1970 for $450.00. To make the deal even better, was that I only bought it last year. So thank you for all those that are kicking yourselves in the ass right now because my collection is still growing.


Link Posted: 11/19/2001 10:04:51 AM EDT
Blew a half inch hole through my left foot with a 200 gr jhp from my 45 acp. I was going to put down this ranch cat that had a baseball size tumor growing off its side. The isects were getting into it and it was real disgusting. So, i switched out my snake loads for my handloaded jhp. Grabbed the kitty and went behind the shed so that the kids wouldn't see what was going to happen to kitty kat. The damn cat started to get real tense before i set it down (knew something bad was about to happen). I set down the cat and held onto it with my left hand and pulled out my SW4506 with my right. Let go of the cat and stepped back to fire. The cat jumped just as I fired and drilled it through the guts. Knocked the wind out of it and then it started to cruise back to the house. I didn't want the kids to see kitty with four more lives dragging its entrails back to the house so I hurried my next shot and missed high. Cat ran into a willow clump and hid for a second. By this time I had positioned myself between it and the house. Damn thing ran right at me and I was concentrating on my sight picture so much that I didn't realize how close it was. By the time I fired, I was leaning real far back with my left foot out forward. Bullet went through the cat and then through my foot. Couldn't believe what just happened. Felt like someone had taken a sledghammer and whacked my foot as hard as they could swing it. felt my foot expand to the size of my boot as the shock wave passed through the flesh. Then it just tingled (didn't hurt). Looked down and the cat was gurgling on top of my foot. Kicked the cat off and saw a hole in the top of my boot. Said "Oh damn" (not really but you all know what a mean). Stuck my finger into the hole and came out with blood. Walked over to my friend and had him drive me to the hospital (hour a way). We stopped for a bit so that I could check it out (expecting huge exit wound). Had fair amount of blood on top and bottom of foot. half inch of muscle haging from exit hole and few bone chips. trimmed it up and put the boot back on real tight to restrict blood flow. entry and exit hole were same size (whew! thank GOD) Walked into the ER and they flushed and bandaged it. had to drive to the big city to get proper help (three hours away). By this time it was pretty sore and could barely walk on it. Saw the specialist pull out of my foot two pieces of sock, several bone chips, couple chunks of boot, and LOTS of kitty (about two teaspoons of cat fur). I was damn lucky that that cat was close and thin because the bullet didn't expand till it hit the bottom of my boot. Complete recovery, still wear the boots today. Oh, and did I mention that if you want to meet someone safe, try an individual who has actually passed their own bullet through their body. Still pack heat and love to shoot. If you get bucked off, just gotta get back on and keep goin'.

Watch those feet and five pound tom's,

Karl
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 10:34:39 AM EDT
Geez, and we wondering why you called yourself krazy_karl?

My foot hurts just thinking about it.

Had a neighbor help me corral his sick cat in his garage one day. He asked for my large pry bar.

He put some food down and while the cat was eating, hit kitty in the head with the pry bar.

Didn't kill it.

He chased it as it bounced around the garage and he beat it with the steel bar.

He then sat down and cried like a baby.

Now I need to go tell him your story...

"Could be worse man, lemme tell ya about karl and his euthansia attempt!"
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 11:02:19 AM EDT
probably the worst part about the whole cat incident was the interview with the State Trooper. After he interviewwed me to make sure that I was not suicidal (bleed to death through a foot wound?), he took pictures of the wound and of my boot to confirm the trajectory of the bullet (yes, the bullet really came from my own gun held in my own hand). He took down the serial # of my gun and the next day I was a county celebrity through the radio waves. Didn't really like becoming an FBI statisitc "Accidental Shooting". Oh well, atleast i wasn't seriously hurt and I can laugh about it.

Karl
Link Posted: 11/20/2001 8:01:36 AM EDT
Once me and my friend were firing our .22s out of my garage. Anyway we wanted to see if the shot would be much louder if the muzzle was inside when we fired. So I back up a few feet and load the gun. I fire and the noise was alot louder then we expected. I go to look out the window at what I hit and notice that the windowsill has a tear through it with burn marks around it! I had forgotten that while the scope clearly aimed above the window the barrel was about 1.5 inches below it! I cleaned up the burn marks and told my dad that we dropped the gun on the sill.
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