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Posted: 4/23/2002 6:03:01 AM EDT
I caught this pic at a re-loading board, dang. Something like in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
I figure you all would want to read about it.

Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:13:02 AM EDT

Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:16:19 AM EDT
How did this happen ?

Maybe he was using it as a walking cane and stuck the barrel in the dirt. Then shot it ?

That sucks....

Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:33:33 AM EDT
Thats not healthy!
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:42:46 AM EDT
Holy Sheeeeeeeeet!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 6:48:12 AM EDT
I think the modified Enfield was used in a ballistics test (bullet recovery in a water trough). Seems the tester submerged the end of the barrel in the water trough and fired. Water makes a good barrel obstruction when hit by a 2500 fps bullet.
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 7:54:17 AM EDT
Ya'll suppose the felt recoil was a bit higher that day..?
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 8:22:46 AM EDT
I can not imagine the amount of pressure it would take to do that. It looks like it follows grain structure. I can tell you one thing though. I will never again test fire my firearms by placing the muzzle in water.
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 8:29:55 AM EDT
WOW!!! That would really mess up your hand!
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 12:04:17 PM EDT
No wonder this came from the same place as those hilarious .577 Tyrannosaur video clips...
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 12:22:54 PM EDT
I didn't see any blood on it so I guesshe/she was lucky.
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 8:59:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 12:21:26 AM EDT
Probably had another bullet in the barrel, or some other obstruction when he decided to touch off a round.
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:13:51 PM EDT
... KB'd a 1911 barrel once, jig locked it so bad that I had to take it to a gunsmith to unfvck it.

... Been lucky, never had anything this catastrophic.
Link Posted: 7/22/2002 5:37:20 AM EDT
On the other hand, in this configuration the bore is a lot easier to clean.
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