M1 Garand Explodes in Shooter's Hands

Discussion in 'Off The Reservation' started by Chris, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    I had close experience with my Garand. Fault was with 30 cal.. ammo made in Columbia. Took ammo apart not to ever happen again. Receiver almost split stock. Recoil was unbelievable.
     
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  2. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    If one takes out bolt on M1 Garand, M1 carbine, M14, one can see that rear of bolt is designed so that bolt has to rotate in locked position before firing pin can contact firing pin. Hammers also designed so that firing pin can not strike firing pin until bolt is in locked position. Learned that in army small arms repair school.
     
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  3. Txwheels

    Txwheels G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    That was NOT an out of battery firing! That was barrel obstruction plain and simple!
     
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  4. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    That was by point, not able to fire out of battery. Didn't consider obstruction in barrel.
     
  5. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Yup. That's what a "squib load" will do when someone isn't paying attention, and fires off a round following a squib.

    When I watched the video, that is exactly what I concluded happened.
     
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  6. Rocky7

    Rocky7 G&G Evangelist

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    The firearm has never been built which can withstand firing into a plugged barrel. Not even a really big firearm....

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