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Posted: 3/16/2011 2:55:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:56:38 PM EST

no.

it really is a cardboard box.


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:57:31 PM EST
I believe it happened. Just pick which of the 27 different stories that have circulated over the last several years.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:57:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:57:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By RI0T:

no.

it really is a cardboard box.



the man speaks the truth....
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:57:45 PM EST
Looks like cardboard to me.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:57:53 PM EST


your sig line lies.

one word...

girl scout cookies.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:58:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:58:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:59:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:04:58 PM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:59:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By wormgod:


your sig line lies.

one word...

girl scout cookies.

Wookie says those make you fat plus you can only get them at the mall now
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:59:42 PM EST
It looks like normal revolver overcharge damage to me.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:00:09 PM EST
Don't know about the gun but that looks like a standard police firearm evidence box. Possibly made by Sirchie.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:00:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:05:02 PM EST by GLOCKREAPER]

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
I don't know, but just from looking at the picture I am thinking that a .357 magnum even a proof load, just doesn't have the power to do that kind of damage, not even with the barrel welded shut.

I believe it's a .41 magnum.

ETA:Wrong pics. This one is a .44 mag.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:00:39 PM EST
Glock makes a revolver?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:01:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By RI0T:

no.

it really is a cardboard box.




I say it is a corrugated box
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:02:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By TurboniumOxide:
Glock makes a revolver?


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:02:15 PM EST
Cardboard box sounds about right to me. Anything else is a dupe to the 10th power.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:03:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 3:04:53 PM EST by intheburbs]
Here's the thread from the S&W forum:

29-2 kaboom

ETA: different gun, similar result
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:04:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Firebird69:

Originally Posted By wormgod:


your sig line lies.

one word...

girl scout cookies.

Wookie says those make you fat plus you can only get them at the mall now

I got some at Lowers this morning. Wookie can suck it.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:07:02 PM EST
Eye sea whut yoo did thar.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:11:48 PM EST
Back in the old days I had in my hands a half dozen revolvers like that - S&W, Colt, Charter Arms, small frame, medium frame, large frame - all blown up by .38 wadcutter reloads. Back then .38 wadcutters were cranked out by the millions and brass was turned in by the 55 gallon drum. Every once in a while ............. kaboom, and it didn't matter in the slightest how weak or how strong the revolver was.

They never have truly figured out the Bullseye powder "detonation" phenomenon with low powder charges, 3.0 grains or less.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:12:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:28:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By TurboniumOxide:
Glock makes a revolver?


Yup thats the problem with .40 Glocks.

I wouldn't own one if someone paid me a million bucks.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:49:50 PM EST
I guy I knew blew up a Ruger Super Redhawk. He would regularly load rounds 4-8 grains over max because he didn't think that max load was hot enough!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:54:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
Back in the old days I had in my hands a half dozen revolvers like that - S&W, Colt, Charter Arms, small frame, medium frame, large frame - all blown up by .38 wadcutter reloads. Back then .38 wadcutters were cranked out by the millions and brass was turned in by the 55 gallon drum. Every once in a while ............. kaboom, and it didn't matter in the slightest how weak or how strong the revolver was.

They never have truly figured out the Bullseye powder "detonation" phenomenon with low powder charges, 3.0 grains or less.



Thanks for reminding me why Bullseye is not my preferred powder for .38 Special.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:00:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 6:03:48 PM EST by Effenpig]
It looks like it was only loaded with three rounds. My first thought was that it looked like someone may have heated the gun up until the rounds blew . Also there seems to be a distinct lack of powder burn marks, especially on the bullet that is still in it
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:05:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 6:06:06 PM EST by vanilla_gorilla]

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
I don't know, but just from looking at the picture I am thinking that a .357 magnum even a proof load, just doesn't have the power to do that kind of damage, not even with the barrel welded shut. The cylinder would have had to fail in several places for it to be broken into two or more pieces, and then the frame would have also had to fail at a crucial point. Smith and Wesson are fairly well known for making a fairly robust revolver, and this could only be the result of a perfect storm of manufacturing defects by not only Smith and Wesson, but the owner, and the ammo manufacturer.

ETA: It also looks like there is little to no deformation of the forcing cone, if there was enough pressure to do all of this damage, you would certainly expect to see the forcing cone sustain some damage. Also, wouldn't the bullet of the round in the chambers not lined up with the barrel be severely deformed from having been cooked off (if they were destroyed by the catastrophic failure, with all of the hot gasses flying around the powder in the other chambers would have been ignited causing them to at least have scorch marks on them).


It's a .44 Magnum. 629. And from the looks of it, the bullet is a 240 grain XTP.

12-14 grains of Bullseye (a double load) could probably easily do that.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:07:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2xUzi:

Yup thats the problem with .40 Glocks.

I wouldn't own one if someone paid me a million bucks.


You should inform the 60% of U.S. PD's that issue them.

I'm sure they'd like to know...
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:32:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By GLOCKREAPER:
It looks like normal revolver overcharge damage to me.


A pretty classic double charge of fast burning powder.I had a chance to examine a Model 19 which destroyed in similar fashion.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:34:13 PM EST
At least it wasn't a no-lock model.


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:34:57 PM EST
DAMN!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:52:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 6:54:31 PM EST by 401Jeeper]
Originally Posted By 2xUzi:
Originally Posted By TurboniumOxide:
Glock makes a revolver?


Yup thats the problem with .40 Glocks.

I wouldn't own one if someone paid me a million bucks.




Your loss. Fine weapon. I have 3.

Edit: not going to hijack because someone's talking out their....well, you know.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:12:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 7:13:27 PM EST by bushmaster1]
the 2nd pic. looks like it has some type of L.E or court paperwork. looks real to me.....
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:18:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 7:27:25 PM EST by www-glock19-com]
that's generally how wheel guns blow

have seen about a half dozen like that over the years at work

here was the last one still had pics in my phone




Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:25:06 PM EST
Related thought... Am I the only one that just loads one round in a gun the first time they shoot it, or a new load?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:38:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Related thought... Am I the only one that just loads one round in a gun the first time they shoot it, or a new load?

Nope. I do the same.
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