Safe to fire - How to know

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by BattleRifleG3, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    I remember when a fellow who worked at Sarco died as an old rifle he was firing exploded. I was wondering how one would inspect a gun to be sure it was safe to fire.
    I've heard of some sort of X-ray that they use on cannons for re-enactments that is supposed to detect microscopic cracks. Anyone know more about this?
     
  2. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Tie a lanyard to the trigger. Place the rifle between two sacks of dog food (I have a huge boxer, so I always have dog food in my truck), step back about 25 paces, and yank away!

    No, I'm sure there are ways to check in the shop. I just don't know a bunch about old guns.
     

  3. That man was altering ammo and not fireing spec ammo in the old rifle he was fireing. I know that there have been many posts that will back this up.
     
  4. WyrTwister

    WyrTwister G&G Newbie

    Could take it to a machine shop that does Magnaflux testing .

    I reccomend a good visual examination of the rifle . Then check headspace .

    Lastly , use correct ammo loaded within specs .

    Wyr
    God Bless