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Posted: 2/24/2006 2:16:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:37:54 AM EDT by triburst1]
A friend and I were out shooting today, me with my GLOCK 19 and him with a S&W 640. He has just fired his five rounds when he attempted to eject the empties, only about 1/3 of one case ejected. The case had split all the way around leaving 2/3 of the brass in the chamber. We tried to tap it out from the front with a dowel, but it wouldn't budge.

The ammo was standard pressure Federal Hydrashock.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:41:19 PM EDT
I’ve had that happen a couple of times with reloaded .38 cases (that were obviously reloaded too many times). It happens at the ring that is knurled around the case, which is a natural weak point.

Never seen it happen with new ammo.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:42:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 9:42:32 PM EDT by Dusty_C]
.38s have powder in them?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:47:49 AM EDT
I had that many years ago with Hansen (Prvi Partisan?) .357 Magnums in a Colt Python. After I fired, the cylinder was stuck. Really stuck! I could not open it, turn it and was quite puzzled. When I took the gun home and held it against the light, there was no light in the barrel / cylinder gap.

I tapped out the almost 1/4 inch long case mouth It showed even rifling and was conical! Those were crimped and laquer sealed cartridges. I wondered if they glued the bullets in!
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