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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Drill the primer? That sounds like a step below strike the primer with a nail and hammer. I have not drilled one, but I did hit a 509 primer when I was a kid. (I was a bit too inquisitive back then). It was suprising for anyone interested finding stupid and dangerous things to do.
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    This is not a criticism; more like reminiscing................. I love this picture!
    Last edited by Bum Luck; May 01, 2012 at 01:53 AM.
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

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    I don't think that anything engineered by a human being with the intent to kill another human being should ever be taken lightly.
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  3. #18
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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

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    Ok, here's my dumb story..... Let me start by saying I do know my firearms and ammunition quite well and I definitely know how to handle them.

    So anyway, a few years ago I was sitting around bored to death on a rainy day, and I saw a picture of a trench art style steam locomotive made out of mainly a .50 cal shell, with parts of other shells used for the wheels and smokestack and cab and all that...... Sooooooo I decided that looked neat, grabbed an empty .50 brass I had in a box, and some other shells and my propane torch and solder. Now, when I started out here, I looked at the primer on that .50, and it looked fired. The shell was empty, and I had no reason to assume otherwise so I started in with the dremel and the torch happily soldering away until BANG!.........The primer blasted out of the shell, went through my Carhartt pants and hit me on the inside of my left knee. That sucker hurt when it hit, and when I went to look to see how bad the bruise was going to be, I found a nice hole in my leg about half an inch deep with most of the primer in it! I got it out with tweezers, and bandaged myself up (lots of first aid training) but that was the end of my funtime project for the rainy day.....I just really didn't feel like working on it anymore for some reason.

    Now, all I can figure is that this shell was from a dud round that someone had taken apart for some reason. It sure looked fired to me, but it was definitely live. I never in a million years would have expected that primer to pop, and that was pretty much the end of my trench art career for now anyway. Of course I'm sure this is a one in a million deal and it's very unlikely to ever happen again, but I learned to be a bit more careful that day, so if I ever decide to try again, I'll make sure that primer is a dead as can be!
    Last edited by NOLA_Ken; May 01, 2012 at 07:19 AM. Reason: spelling
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    HEY Bum Luck!!! Where did you get that pic of me!!!

    Yeah I did similar things like that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    I wanna say Halloween Treats !

    but someone may take me seriously.
    Hey Jeff, was that your house I got em from

    Shove found brass up the local gang bangers exhaust as far sa you can get it. Used to use an old freshwater rod to shove .38 up the kids loud exhaust down the street. If you can get em up the pipe far enough they'll cook off. Almost as funny as a healthy squirt of olive oil! They'll think they toasted their engine.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

  6. #21
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    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeyman View Post
    Hey Jeff, was that your house I got em from

    Shove found brass up the local gang bangers exhaust as far sa you can get it. Used to use an old freshwater rod to shove .38 up the kids loud exhaust down the street. If you can get em up the pipe far enough they'll cook off. Almost as funny as a healthy squirt of olive oil! They'll think they toasted their engine.

    Lol. Doesn't sound very safe but I still got a chuckle out of it. What can you do with olive oil?

  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    HEY Bum Luck!!! Where did you get that pic of me!!!

    Yeah I did similar things like that too.
    From your mom!
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bum Luck View Post
    From your mom!
    Yeah I told her to quit selling those pics, the old scam artist.
    Beware,, it is not a one of a kind, I know she didn't tell you,, but she prints them out in bulk.

  9. #24
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    what hath god wrought

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    tectin crap
    I fired my first gun a 22mag at five years old. A guy I know put a 30.06 thru his foot unloading it, this guy was le too, go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleaner1 View Post
    I fired my first gun a 22mag at five years old. A guy I know put a 30.06 thru his foot unloading it, this guy was le too, go figure.
    Some of the worst gunhandling and shooting I have ever seen was by law enforcement. People assume that because they have a gun,they know how to use it. This is FAR from the truth. Most cops shoot the bare minimum to qualify out of fear of being called "gung ho" or "gun nuts" by other cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggit View Post
    Some of the worst gunhandling and shooting I have ever seen was by law enforcement. People assume that because they have a gun,they know how to use it. This is FAR from the truth. Most cops shoot the bare minimum to qualify out of fear of being called "gung ho" or "gun nuts" by other cops.
    I agree about bad gunhandling and shooting by some cops. Just because you are hired as a cop doesn't mean you are inherently talented, just skilled enough to pass the exam, and then maybe the department didn't insist they stay that way. This is not good. I don't know how widespread that is, but I do know around here that's not the case. Furthermore, I have some exposure to local law enforcement, and I've never heard that attitude here. Firearms proficiency is looked up to, but also being a cowboy is not. There is a huge difference. It's called being professional, and it's a management philosophy that indicates whether the department is successful or unsuccessful.
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

  12. #27
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    I like bullets.

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    "A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age."

    ~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

    “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”

    ~ T.S. Eliot, The Rock

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