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5.56RifleGuy
June 20, 2012, 10:16 PM
Apparently 737. At least until it stops working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs6iSB85hi4&list=PLABCC76CEFC3929F4&index=2&feature=plcp

USMCGrunt
June 21, 2012, 07:04 AM
Uh yeah, and this is why I tend to be VERY leary of buying any used firearm and if I do, won't give much for one just in case it was abused like this one was.

moxie
June 21, 2012, 09:30 AM
Gives new meaning to the word "firefight."

RedBowTies88
June 21, 2012, 09:47 AM
hold crap! I wouldn't of expected the barrel to bend like that.


Here's a legit AK which seems to hold up slightly better... its not the full video but its all i could find

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIO-Ct_VJvM

BigMikey76
June 21, 2012, 11:08 AM
why the antis think it is dangerous for everybody to have access to guns. Not the brightest thing I have ever seen done with a firearm, that's for sure.

243winxb
June 21, 2012, 06:01 PM
Reading that a Colt M4A1 had barrel rupture on the 535th round. After the 911th shot, an M4A1 SOCOM carbine stopped functioning , gas tube ruptured. Lucky you dont have full autos. :D

rickyrick
June 21, 2012, 06:14 PM
Safety first lol

5.56RifleGuy
June 21, 2012, 09:20 PM
I personally didn't see any violation of the safety rules in the filming and no one seemed to be hurt or die.

I was also surprised to see the barrel bend.

Press out that barrel and put a new one in and that thing would be good to go again though.

scottd913
June 22, 2012, 12:35 AM
dont see why they need to change the barrel dont look like target practice.
note to self: dont let these guys use my firearms lol :D

scottd913
June 22, 2012, 12:41 AM
my wife says total waste of rifle and ammo she also commented what are they going to do when the zombies come lol

Mr Budha
June 22, 2012, 08:41 AM
Waste of rifle but it is pretty fun to watch :p

Seems they later got it in working condition again.

Skans
June 22, 2012, 08:53 AM
I thought this was proved to be an urban legend.

Salmoneye
June 22, 2012, 11:17 AM
After rebuild:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1s-5-0eoko&feature=relmfu

RedBowTies88
June 22, 2012, 11:22 AM
I bet it shoots MOA:rolleyes:

Onward Allusion
June 22, 2012, 11:26 AM
Hmmm, and no one was concerned that the gun blow up in their face? Oh, yeah - this is one of the main reason I'd NEVER buy used ARs or AKs.

rickyrick
June 22, 2012, 11:31 AM
There's another video same guys the police got called for automatic gunfire lol. They showed up but weren't concerned.

He's a purdy good bump firerer

cannonfire
June 22, 2012, 11:33 AM
Hmmm, and no one was concerned that the gun blow up in their face?

My thoughts exactly.. Once that wood caught fire and the barrel started to to bend, I would be afraid of a round cooking off in the chamber.

Especially towards the end when they couldn't charge the bolt and left a round in there for a while.

Maybe I'm just paranoid or cautious about it and maybe it wasn't hot enough to cook off the round, but I would not be leaving rounds in the chamber like that. I wouldn't plan on finding out how hot a barrel has to be to accidentally set a round off. just my opinion

rickyrick
June 22, 2012, 11:37 AM
I was thinking cook off while he was beating on the charging handle also

rickyrick
June 22, 2012, 11:41 AM
As I side note.......I will never again ask why people need to stockpile magazines, my question was answered with this video.

5.56RifleGuy
June 22, 2012, 11:24 PM
I think they still had more to mags to spare also.

Sinlessorrow
June 23, 2012, 04:36 PM
Would have caught fire faster if it had been auto.

I love videos like these.