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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/3/2006 9:30:03 AM EST
guys Im in a panic today I was shooting reloaded ammo that my grandfather made before he died apparently he either didnt put any powder at all or enough in the round. when I heard a psh sound instead of a a bang I opened the cylinder and looked in the barrel......no light Ive got a bullet stuck dead middle of my barrell how do I get it out, its a 38 specail S&W with I think six inch barrel
help please
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:59:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 10:23:05 AM EST by aegis]
If it's lead I would take a wooden dowel and drive it out. Make sure the dowel is longer then the barrel so you don't hit the crown. I would have the pistol checked by a gunsmith.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 11:20:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By aegis:
If it's lead I would take a wooden dowel and drive it out. Make sure the dowel is longer then the barrel so you don't hit the crown. I would have the pistol checked by a gunsmith.



+1
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 12:40:26 PM EST
Get a brass range rod and hammer the bullet out. A dead blow hammer helps a lot.
Wood is a bad idea. If it splits it can wedge into the barrel in a painfully tight manner and be very difficult to remove.
Range rods are almost bore diameter to minimize the chance of bending, and being brass are unlikely to cause damage.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 1:19:44 PM EST
whatever squib rod you use MAKE SURE IT IS AS CLOSE TO THE BORE DIAMETER AS POSSIBLE...this reduced the chance of causing the bullet to wedge itself into the bore...



tip number 2: NEVER SHOOT SOMEONE ELSE'S RELOADS.....
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 2:52:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 2:59:12 PM EST
They have already said how to remove the bullet. My advise to you is,
"Throw the rest of the ammo away".
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 4:03:24 PM EST
gramps was a hell of as man but not too keen on details later in life.do youself a big favor and after you dicard grampas reloads never,ever use reloads from anyone except yourself.
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