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big103
04-02-2012, 1:23 AM
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This is sad. saw another threaded on Garnds blowing up not sure what the hole story is but they say the bolt dint close all the way.

http://m14forum.com/m1-garand-accuracy/107764-ever-see-m1-garand-blow-up.html

Here is a couple links to grand that went boom. Most are this are reload some are not

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131797

http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=15978

http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=94087

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=51917


This one was not a reload. This was factory ammo.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=322428

TRICKSTER
04-02-2012, 1:46 AM
Looks like a squib. On the 7th round, you can see the shooter clearing a casing out, tossing it aside, cycling the bolt and then pulling the trigger. Bullet from that 7th round malfunction was probably still in the barrel.

PEZHEAD265
04-02-2012, 6:08 AM
If you read the first link the girl says that the gun jammed on the seventh rd she cleared it and then the gun blow up.She thinks that the M1 shot with the bolt not fully shut and it went kaboom.She said it was factory ammo.Wow kudos to a girl who can shoot a M1 standing freehand.

ir0nclash86
04-02-2012, 6:55 AM
Was that part of the front stock that almost nailed the guy next to her and the camera man? You can see the guy next to her watch it fly by. Thats pretty crazy. I was expecting to see maybe just the receiver crack but i wasnt expecting the gun to literally blow up into pieces like that.

big103
04-02-2012, 11:03 AM
^^^^Yeah Ive seen pics of one blow up never seen a video thought it needed to be shared here.

scrat
04-02-2012, 11:31 AM
yep squib load. when ever you have a bullet that does not go bang. You unload the gun all the way. Take a range rod and run it through the barrel. Being a reloader i had this happen to me once. I pulled the trigger and got a very quiet bang. So i unloaded the gun. Took my range rod out. The spent case was clean very clean missing the bullet. Put the range rod down the barrel and i felt the bullet as i pushed it through. Goes to show you no matter how much cautions you take when reloading you need to always check and recheck. Same time when shooting if you ever get a quiet bang you stop what you are doing unload the gun and pull out the range rod.

Rhythm of Life
04-02-2012, 11:47 AM
yep squib load. when ever you have a bullet that does not go bang. You unload the gun all the way. Take a range rod and run it through the barrel. Being a reloader i had this happen to me once. I pulled the trigger and got a very quiet bang. So i unloaded the gun. Took my range rod out. The spent case was clean very clean missing the bullet. Put the range rod down the barrel and i felt the bullet as i pushed it through. Goes to show you no matter how much cautions you take when reloading you need to always check and recheck. Same time when shooting if you ever get a quiet bang you stop what you are doing unload the gun and pull out the range rod.

Hit the nail on the head.

With proper safety and training this could have been avoided.

TheExpertish
04-02-2012, 1:21 PM
Looks like a squib. On the 7th round, you can see the shooter clearing a casing out, tossing it aside, cycling the bolt and then pulling the trigger. Bullet from that 7th round malfunction was probably still in the barrel.
That was my thought. Shouldn't have fired that last shot.
If you read the first link the girl says that the gun jammed on the seventh rd she cleared it and then the gun blow up.She thinks that the M1 shot with the bolt not fully shut and it went kaboom.She said it was factory ammo.Wow kudos to a girl who can shoot a M1 standing freehand.
I give her no kudos. Her stance was horrible and read below.
Hit the nail on the head.

With proper safety and training this could have been avoided.
I agree. Glad everyone was okay it seems, but it could have been worse, and more importantly avoided.

Markus
04-02-2012, 2:35 PM
Im just surprised that the gun basically exploded.... Also sad waste of a garand...

John Browning
04-02-2012, 4:36 PM
Id put all my money on her not fully seating the bolt and then pulling the trigger. She does not let the bolt really fly home and the thing bursts at the breech face. A bullet in the barrel will give you a bulge or worst case a barrel burst. That thing disentegrates in a way that is only possible with a bolt that did not fully roatate and seat at the lugs.

Anubis Laughed
04-02-2012, 5:49 PM
If you click on the first link, and go to the last comment, the lady in the video posted that the rifle would sometimes fire with the bolt not fully closed. It could've simply been a matter of the headspace being way off, with the eventual & inevitable result being "Ka-Boom".

Fortunately, it sounds like she is okay.

kurac
04-02-2012, 5:53 PM
It was probalby a bullet stuck in the barrel that did not allow the bolt to fully close on the next round, in that case she got the worst of both worlds.

Rhythm of Life
04-02-2012, 6:10 PM
If you click on the first link, and go to the last comment, the lady in the video posted that the rifle would sometimes fire with the bolt not fully closed.

So she knew the danger and proceeded?

:facepalm:

billt
04-02-2012, 6:16 PM
The same thing happened here. A squib load that appears to be a dud. The guy employs a "Tap, Rack, Bang" drill, ejects the empty case, (bullet is lodged in barrel), racks a new round into the chamber, pulls the trigger and explodes the rifle. I don't get this. This is 2 destroyed rifles because in both cases the shooters were too lazy or negligent to STOP and examine the bore before continuing to fire. Neither one even bothered to take the time to look at the case they ejected from their gun. Had they done so, they would have clearly seen it contained no bullet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZnCxqa4QA&feature=player_embedded

smle-man
04-02-2012, 6:22 PM
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/blownm11.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/blownM1.jpg

Looks like the action is in one piece but the stock came apart. Sudden release of gas into the magazine well.

The Gleam
04-02-2012, 6:28 PM
Id put all my money on her not fully seating the bolt and then pulling the trigger. She does not let the bolt really fly home and the thing bursts at the breech face. A bullet in the barrel will give you a bulge or worst case a barrel burst. That thing disentegrates in a way that is only possible with a bolt that did not fully roatate and seat at the lugs.

I instantly noticed this as well, before it blew up; in that moment, when she road it back, I thought to myself; it's her, this next shot, it's her gun that is going to blow up. And it did.

And combined with the squib as noted by scrat? Possible and made it that much worse. A combo of both would make it smatter like that.

She's also lucky she had a bad stance, bad hold, and no cheek weld all being far from the receiver; while piss-poor, it likely saved her face. But I suspect with proper training, it would not have blown to begin with. :facepalm:

The Gleam
04-02-2012, 6:36 PM
The same thing happened here. A squib load that appears to be a dud. The guy employs a "Tap, Rack, Bang" drill, ejects the empty case, (bullet is lodged in barrel), racks a new round into the chamber, pulls the trigger and explodes the rifle. I don't get this. This is 2 destroyed rifles because in both cases the shooters were too lazy or negligent to STOP and examine the bore before continuing to fire. Neither one even bothered to take the time to look at the case they ejected from their gun. Had they done so, they would have clearly seen it contained no bullet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZnCxqa4QA&feature=player_embedded

In both cases, they were probably too interested in how they would look on video, firing away, so they didn't want to "stop" all the action. :rolleyes:

Every time I see someone shooting "for YouTube" I suspect an egregious error is mounting. It's like they get high on Kardashian-like fame, and forget their head entirely.

PEZHEAD265
04-02-2012, 8:47 PM
It was not a squib.If you click on the first link and read it [bottom of page 1] The shooter says that on the seventh rd her gun useally jams[unfired] she cleared the rd and the eight shot blew up because the bolt was not fully closed.The seventh rd was not fired so it could not be a squib.

deguello
04-04-2012, 3:57 PM
Slam-fire occurred, not a squib load. You can clearly see she rode the bolt into battery. Bolt never fully closed, trigger pulled and BOOM. All that hot chamber gas found the path of least resistance which was backwards. You'd be surprised that besides all that ruined Garand wood, the rest of the rifle was probably ok for more shooting.