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choiwonsuh
01-30-2009, 11:22 AM
Came across this... shows what can happen if you don't clean properly after firing corrosive ammo.

Contains disturbing images of a 50bmg rifle. Not for the faint of heart!

http://akeyboardanda45.blogspot.com/2009/01/it-has-been-good-while.html

supersonic
01-30-2009, 11:32 AM
I just spewed.

jgraham15
01-30-2009, 11:38 AM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m215/tennessean_2006/diagnose/corrosivesmall.jpg


http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m215/tennessean_2006/diagnose/corrosivesmall2.jpg


http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m215/tennessean_2006/diagnose/corrosivesmall1.jpg



WTF!!!!

badtrout
01-30-2009, 11:43 AM
:ack2:

dragonbait1a
01-30-2009, 11:46 AM
Bet it still shoots tho....
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jgraham15
01-30-2009, 11:47 AM
:ack2:


Your sig line is awesome!!!! I am an idiot and I can never figure out which THERE, THIER, etc, etc to use!!!! Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:

Beelzy
01-30-2009, 11:50 AM
Meh.

That's fairly typical for a clown that never cleans his weapon. I'll bet most of that cleans right off.

The brake however looks pretty trashed.

GP3
01-30-2009, 11:53 AM
How often do you find corrosive ammo?!!? Is it advertised as CORROSIVE ammo?

That's horrible.

BroncoBob
01-30-2009, 12:05 PM
I just spit up after seeing those pics

Bowser
01-30-2009, 12:25 PM
I saw this thread, and wondered about my AK that I didn't clean a week or so after I shot it and it had some moldy stuff on the piston head and on t he muzzle break! I promptly cleaned it right up! Came off pretty easily with CLP and a brush. Damn Russian ammo!

badtrout
01-30-2009, 12:36 PM
How often do you find corrosive ammo?!!? Is it advertised as CORROSIVE ammo?

That's horrible.

i often see "non-corrosive" on ammo - actually i look for it. but, who's to say it's BS or not?

TMC
01-30-2009, 12:41 PM
Looks more like surface rust from the gun being wet.

AaronHorrocks
01-30-2009, 12:44 PM
I didn't know there was any corrosive .50 BMG left
...Unless he's shooting WWII surplus amo???

That looks charactoristic of water damage, and not corrosive ammo.

Steyr_223
01-30-2009, 12:46 PM
Rest In Peace..My condolences..

badtrout
01-30-2009, 1:13 PM
...
That looks charactoristic of water damage, and not corrosive ammo.

probably a combination. how sad someone had such poor regard for a firearm.

corpsedub
01-30-2009, 1:22 PM
meh, i've dealt with mosins that where worse off than that. clean your guns please.

gunrun45
01-30-2009, 2:05 PM
I have a "bubba" mosin nagant that I got for under $40 OTD
It had a real sewer pipe for a barrel.
I ended up sawing the barrel with a hand saw to 18 inches and crowning it with a bench grinder and carpenter's square...

I did test fire it before I hacked it and I couldn't pattern it at 25ft.
After the barrel cut I can get 1-2 inches at 100 yards! No one ever beleives me untill they shoot it but I swear its true.

I cleaned the barrel with a home made electronic bore cleaner and since rinse the barrel with windex prior to leaving the range to prevent further issues.

Caring for guns that shoot corosive ammo is not hard at all.

hybridatsun350
01-30-2009, 3:04 PM
Who shoots corrosive ammo through a rifle like that?! :confused:

Sure, I wouldn't mind shooting it through a Mosin or a Mauser, but there is no reason to risk shooting through an expensive rifle that!

saki302
01-30-2009, 3:26 PM
Reminds me of an early black powder experience. When I was 17, I got lazy and didn't clean my Rem. .44 for a few days after a range trip. The thing looked like a boat anchor! The Barrett will clean up- my Remmy was toast! Luckily it was pretty cheap back then, but still.. :(

If you think corrosive primers are bad, black powder corrodes like salt water!

-Dave

Toten Kopf
01-30-2009, 3:52 PM
That isn't bad at all...Check out this AK74:eek: If using corrosive ammo, make sure that you clean it well. Note: I don't know who took these pictures but they do show what can happen!

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/ak-74_3.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/ak-74_4a.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/akapart-2.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/akapart-3.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/akapart-4.jpg

doughboy334
01-30-2009, 3:57 PM
Windex, FTW

and read my sig for an lol

bohoki
01-30-2009, 4:33 PM
yea my ferret looks just like that and it still works fine

i like the look of a greenish brake it reminds me of liberty

AaronHorrocks
01-30-2009, 5:08 PM
Toten Kopf,

I bet it still fires! :29:

RedDawn
01-30-2009, 6:25 PM
That's just gruesome.

Dragunov
01-30-2009, 9:23 PM
I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.:confused:

rjf
01-30-2009, 9:43 PM
Just carry an extra bottle of water to pour through the hot barrel. Water is all you need to remove the corrosive salts. Best to pour from the chamber and out the muzzle. Wipe the bolt face with a q-tip and oil. maybe run an oiled patch down the bore if you can't get to it for a couple of days.

Toten Kopf
01-31-2009, 10:20 AM
Toten Kopf,

I bet it still fires! :29:


I agree!!!

dragonbait1a
01-31-2009, 11:17 AM
That isn't bad at all...Check out this AK74:eek: If using corrosive ammo, make sure that you clean it well. Note: I don't know who took these pictures but they do show what can happen!

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/ak-74_3.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/ak-74_4a.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/akapart-2.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/akapart-3.jpg

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/data/500/akapart-4.jpg

Something to remember when talking about burying guns! It takes more than moisture proofing to protect them.

devildog999
01-31-2009, 11:19 AM
That hurts me down to my loins :(

How could someone possibly let their weapon get into that condition. If I had a 50 BMG, I would clean her every time after I even THOUGHT about shooting her, just to be safe! It is a sad sad day for us that can't have that precious beaut!

Bongos
01-31-2009, 11:23 AM
Just carry an extra bottle of water to pour through the hot barrel. Water is all you need to remove the corrosive salts. Best to pour from the chamber and out the muzzle. Wipe the bolt face with a q-tip and oil. maybe run an oiled patch down the bore if you can't get to it for a couple of days.

If it is a semi auto, I would also clean the receiver

motorhead
01-31-2009, 2:06 PM
reminds me of splatter flix in drivers ed.

Max-the-Silent
01-31-2009, 2:32 PM
Hot soapy water is your friend.

Too many newer shooters have no experience with black powder or corrosive ammo, so this happens a lot more than people like to admit.

AK's and 7.62 NATO battle rifles are the most common victims that I've seen.

9M61
01-31-2009, 3:13 PM
I just use some Windex at the range when I'm done, then when I get home I clean it with USGI bore cleaner. Follow it up with some hoppes #9 and some good oil and it goes in the safe.

So far so good.