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Old June 21, 2010, 11:56 AM   #26
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I hate the ask the dumb question.

But happens to shooting hand when these chain fires happen? And what happens the said pistolly.
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Old June 21, 2010, 12:19 PM   #27
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I've had two double-fires. Each time, the second ball exited from the left side of the gun at a 45 degree angle to the ground. I wasn't even sure what had happened - just a little extra boom (.36 caliber).
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Old June 21, 2010, 12:42 PM   #28
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Nothin' happened to my hand any of the 4 times I had a chainfire. The velosity directly out of the camber the ball only travels about 200fps way less than a paintball gun ball. The barrel length and twist multiplies the ball's velosity. Jus' leaves a lead mark on the frame that wipes off.
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Old June 21, 2010, 01:14 PM   #29
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Nothing. Aware something had happened but did not know what until inspection.
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Old June 21, 2010, 06:53 PM   #30
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Nothing. Found a lead smudge on the wedge that wiped off.

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Old June 21, 2010, 07:16 PM   #31
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I should be so lucky

The only experience I had involved that Sheriffs Model as I said.

Brass frame...

It loosened the arbor.

That was a sweet shooting pistol too. Now it is a sweet looking wall hanger.

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Old June 21, 2010, 07:34 PM   #32
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Ive only had one chain fire and it caused the chamber to the left of the one being fired to go off.It shot off into the woods at a 45 degree angle and left a little bit of lead on the end of the barrel pin of my 1858 Remmy but it cleaned up easily and left no permanent damage.
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