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Old March 18, 2013, 12:54 PM   #11
Bob Wright
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Join Date: July 10, 2012
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
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I have experienced a true hangfire. I was shooting a borrowed Remington 1849 Pocket Model. The mercury had played havoc with the nipples, and I touched off one round only to have a "click" of the falling hammer. Maye ten seconds elasped with a little smoke curling from the cylinder area, then the gun fired.

Replacement nipples were hard to come by in those days, so the owner made do with what he had.

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