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Posted: 9/5/2005 9:12:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 9:12:57 PM EDT by Inspector1]
was taking the firing pin out of my 1911, and BOOM launched right into my eyeball, i pulled it out was lucky it missed the eye and went into the lower left red mathingy. thought i was blind there for a minitue!


right eye btw
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:13:23 PM EDT
And you're sitting here typing rather than getting checked by a doctor because.....?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:13:51 PM EDT
Because i can see out my right eye clearly now
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:19:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Inspector1:
Because i can see out my right eye clearly now




I've got two responses:

1. You're probably fine - when I was in the army, I got poked in the eye with an M1 Garand with the blank-firing device attached (which has a long thin metal piece), and it went next to the eye-ball. It went several inches into my socket, and I could feel it pushing my eye aside - but I was fine, and didn;t suffer any damage.

2. My best friend in high school was playing around with some chemical stuff at his house (we were both lab assistants, and woudl regularly steal stuff to experiment with at home ), when something literally blew up in his face. He also said stuff like "I'm fine" and "I can see how" - but I forced him to go to the ER, where they pulled two thin glass slivers out of his eye-ball. So just because you feel fine now, and can see - don't assume it!! Definitely pay attention tomorrow morning, and make sure everything seems fine. Don't fuck around with your eyesight!!


(You;re probably fine - I don't see how you could really seriously injure yourself too badly, based on what you just described anyway - but better safe than sorry !!)
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:22:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Inspector1:
Because i can see out my right eye clearly now



Yeah, but was that the one you injured?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:23:34 PM EDT
the firing pin spring lauchned the firing pin into the socket of my eye right next to my eyeball, felt wierd pulling the firing pin out of my eye socket
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:24:31 PM EDT
How many fingers am I holding up?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:24:59 PM EDT
You should have taken a pic before pulling it out.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:27:57 PM EDT
i was in pain!, other wize it would have made a good dont play with guns poster.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:00:18 PM EDT
Hit my buddy in the forehead with a spring from an M9 right after he warned me that was going to happen. God its funny when your not the one hurting.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:05:05 PM EDT
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:28:04 AM EDT
And people tell me I'm old school for wearing glasses instead of contacts.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:35:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
And people tell me I'm old school for wearing glasses instead of contacts.




They don't call you old school, just old.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:44:10 AM EDT
I've had the recoil spring hit the ceiling a couple of times.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:57:42 AM EDT
be careful man!!!
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:37:52 AM EDT
In the 70's I was working for a company that relined brake shoes and clutch disks. They also turned brake drums, disks and clutch flywheels.

I was walking though the drum turning area and got a very small piece of metal dust in my left eye because some ass started blowing off a machine with air as I walked by. Back then we didn't wear safety glasses.

When anyone got something in their eye, a co-worker would wet a q-tip and snag the metal out with the cotton end. Welllllllllllllllll. He didn't get the metal and the bosses were cheep. They refused to send you to the eye doctor.

One week later, my eye was screwed.

I finally told 'em I was going to see a doctor.

The doctor said, the metal worked it's way out but scratched my eye.

Every once in awhile, I get dust in the scratch and it gets red and irritated.

Go see a doctor, NOW.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:45:14 AM EDT
Wear saftey glasses when working on stuff like this. Lucky that was a weak spring. Thats nothing like the recoil spring out of a 1919 into my stomach. Ouch. Big red welt for a long time.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:44:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:01:07 AM EDT
I launched the non captive recoil spring in my SW 1006. Took me about 30 minutes to find the guide rod
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:05:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By mattja:
And people tell me I'm old school for wearing glasses instead of contacts.




They don't call you old school, just old.



But I can still see.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:37:55 AM EDT
you only get one set of eye's. Do not mess around. Go to the doctor. Unless you want to be a pirate.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:12:08 AM EDT
aaarrrrgghhhh!! matey wears my eye patch and parrot?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:19:44 AM EDT
It's customary to wear eye protection while working on guns since parts have been known to attempt to enter orbit.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:25:03 AM EDT
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