Dropped my rifle!


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Guvnor
March 23, 2010, 08:56 PM
I feel like such an arse for doing this. :banghead: I took one of my .22's out of the safe (marlin 981t) and was carrying it down to my workbench when it somehow slipped out of my hand. I watched in horror as it hit the hardwood floor, barrel first, with a nasty whack. I guess the fall distance was about 2-3 feet.

I looked over the gun and it seems ok, but could I have screwed something up? I was worried about knocking the barrel/reciever joint loose or something, but I pulled it from the stock and it still seems fine.

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Beelzy
March 23, 2010, 08:59 PM
If you didn't break any wood, you should be fine. Check the front sight, they always seem
to hit things first.

paintballdude902
March 23, 2010, 09:01 PM
itll be fine

Nugilum
March 23, 2010, 09:01 PM
The barrel is stronger than the wood floor.

If your barrel crown is undamaged and your front sight post isn't knocked out of position, You're fine. :)

CZguy
March 23, 2010, 09:07 PM
We've all done it at one time or another.

Nugilum
March 23, 2010, 09:10 PM
Some more than once... :o

Ohio Gun Guy
March 23, 2010, 09:11 PM
^^^

We just dont get in a hurry to admit it......

now how did that ding in the floor 2-3 feet in front of me get there?.....:scrutiny:

Jaybird78
March 23, 2010, 09:13 PM
I was "twirling" my single six on a weekend while watching a western. (It was double checked for ammo). I let it slip and the front sight landed on my wife's Isabel Bloom statue.

Sight was slightly dinged and the concrete statue now has a pea sized chip. I never told my wife what happened.

sh*t happens.

jobu07
March 23, 2010, 09:15 PM
I was "twirling" my single six on a weekend while watching a western. (It was double checked for ammo). I let it slip and the front sight landed on my wife's Isabel Bloom statue.

Sight was slightly dinged and the concrete statue now has a pea sized chip. I never told my wife what happened.

sh*t happens.

Hopefully for your sake she doesn't become a member of this site. ;)

52grain
March 23, 2010, 09:21 PM
I was "twirling" my single six on a weekend while watching a western.

When I first read that sentence I did not think that it was going to end with a chip statue.

SlamFire1
March 23, 2010, 09:25 PM
somehow slipped out of my hand. I watched in horror as it hit the hardwood floor,

Next time, be careful not to drop it over concrete. That will mess things up.

Deus Machina
March 23, 2010, 09:32 PM
Just make sure the crown's okay, the front sight's straight, and the receiver screws didn't loosen or crack the stock.

It can always be worse:Last November or December, I had my AK clamped in the garage vice while I worked on it, was working at yanking the front sight block off (it's a Saiga, I was threading the barrel and cutting the FSB how it needed), and as soon as it came off, it slipped from the vice. Caught the corner of the stock right on my right big toe.

Fractured the toe (both bones, I think), and my toenail is still in three completely separate pieces.

Edit: Correction--two pieces. The smallest finally peeled free.

Shovelhead
March 23, 2010, 09:38 PM
It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions. :neener:

R.W.Dale
March 23, 2010, 11:40 PM
PFFT that's nothing! back during deer season I fell partway down an embankment because my boots were slick and I was trying to take a picture of a birdsnest. I yelped and literally threw my ar15 which landed on a rock as did I in several places and in the process raised a goose egg the size of a doughnut on my pelvis . But at least I saved the iphone

not 20minutes later I shot the buck in my sig line


also don't leave a rifle in a rest outsides arms reach at the range. Nothing is more sickening than that firearm on concrete sound.

ArmedBear
March 23, 2010, 11:44 PM
I pitched a few shotguns this season. Slick ice hidden under snow, hidden abandoned barbed wire that grabbed my boot, loose shale. Honest wear.:D

Maverick223
March 23, 2010, 11:57 PM
Ouch, hope your floor is alright. ;) The rifle will be fine, just check your sights/optics.

:)

happygeek
March 24, 2010, 12:30 AM
Did you get down with the sound?

juk
March 24, 2010, 01:09 AM
I made a nasty fall on top of my deer rifle one time. All 300 pounds of me and my gear fell about 5 feet flat on back (and gun)! I continued my hunt but didn't shoot at the deer because I just knew my point of impact would be off by about 30 ft. Turns out that dang gun didn't lose zero. Just gave me a back ache.

baldeagle93
March 24, 2010, 01:09 AM
it should be ok, the french have been dropping their rifles since before wwi with no reprocussions.

rotflmao!!!

rondog
March 24, 2010, 02:00 AM
It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions.

Beat me to it! Nice to see I'm not the only one with a twisted sense of humor.

madcratebuilder
March 24, 2010, 05:23 AM
Drop and give me fifty!

CZguy
March 24, 2010, 05:24 AM
rotflmao!!!

:confused:

Deus Machina
March 24, 2010, 06:03 AM
^^ Rolling On The Floor Laughing My *** Off.

Yeah, I was the age that uses this, on AOL when they were newly popular. It still irritated me. :p

jn1965
March 24, 2010, 06:14 AM
It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions. :neener:

LOVE IT I have two of those French rifles, they were pretty beat up EXTERNALLY ( I guess from being dropped everywhere from Alsace to Algeria :eek:) but brand new inside -guess they had NEVER been fired :D

shootr
March 24, 2010, 06:24 AM
I feel like such an arse for doing this. I took one of my .22's out of the safe (marlin 981t) and was carrying it down to my workbench when it somehow slipped out of my hand. I watched in horror as it hit the hardwood floor, barrel first, with a nasty whack. I guess the fall distance was about 2-3 feet.

I looked over the gun and it seems ok, but could I have screwed something up? I was worried about knocking the barrel/reciever joint loose or something, but I pulled it from the stock and it still seems fine.

Guv,

I have to disagree with these guys - you screwed up big time and the gun is now worthless. However, all is not lost. I'll take it off your hands for a few bucks and you can get to work on that floor...:D

Snakum
March 24, 2010, 08:00 AM
It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions.

LMAO!

Excepting, of course, the Legion, which actually consists of mostly French officers and many French troops (or at least it did in the late 80s). But they are obviously made of sterner stuff. No cheese-eating surrender monkeys allowed.

Funny fact ... In Syria during WWII the Free French 13th Demi of the Legion actually fought the Vichy 6th Battalion of the Legion. They met on the field the night before for the playing of 'Le Boudin' then went at each other the next day like wild men. Then buried their dead together after. Pretty cool.

Sav .250
March 24, 2010, 08:07 AM
Welcome to the club................:)

19-3Ben
March 24, 2010, 08:25 AM
It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions.
:D:D:D:D:D:D

Now THAT's funny.

I once dropped my Sig P232SL on my MacBookpro. Made a nice little 1/8" dent in the aluminum case too.
Computer ran fine though for another 3.5 years after that!

R.W.Dale
March 24, 2010, 11:41 AM
It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions. :neener:


Wow how UNoriginal:rolleyes:


Why is it nobody complains about italian guns being prone to changing sides in the middle of the fight and shooting you in the back

Or russian guns only being suitable for murdering unarmend pesants

or british firearms being best suited to shooting brown skinned peoples

Perhaps most fitting of all American firearms getting tired in the middle of the fight and simply going home.

Bash the french all you want it just shows your ignorance of military history. The french fought the Germans to a standstill and held the line in wwI and in the process lost an entire male generation.

They did indeed fight the wrong war in wwII

they at least had the decency to be defeated in Vietnam before packing up and going home

They are one of our staunchest allies in Afghanistan


On the subject of WWII think about this. If in 1938 god had decided that Mexico and Germany would swap places geographically I assure you Canadians would have been speaking 3 languages before 1940.

Heck the last time we fought a foreign invader on our soil our capitol got razed to the ground

barman
March 24, 2010, 03:04 PM
The french jokes have become the stuff of legends since the Iraq war.

Actually, that's fine. The Image of the French fighter can only go upwards from where it is right now.
In a fight, there's nothing more advantageous than being under-estimated by the other side.

Ratshooter
March 24, 2010, 05:37 PM
On the subject of WWII think about this. If in 1938 god had decided that Mexico and Germany would swap places geographically I assure you Canadians would have been speaking 3 languages before 1940.

Yep and the French, Polish, Czechs and Dutch would have the job of trying to keep the Mexicans out of their countries instead of us.

Your rifle should be fine. I have had a couple fall over and one slid off the bench at the shooting range right on to the cement. I dropped my Beretta 950 in the garage a few weeks ago. That put a little ding in the grip area.

Hatterasguy
March 24, 2010, 07:15 PM
Pff looking at the stock on my K31 it looks like it fell down half the Alps.:D

cchris
March 24, 2010, 10:58 PM
Check the front sight, they always seem to hit things first.

So if you attach a cat to the underside of the barrel...antigravity?

DammitBoy
March 24, 2010, 11:00 PM
Dropped your rifle?!

Drop and give me twenty Private Pyle!

jobu07
March 24, 2010, 11:02 PM
So if you attach a cat to the underside of the barrel...antigravity?

For the win!

Cosmoline
March 24, 2010, 11:12 PM
It's a rifle, not rare china.

My M39 fell over last night and went muzzle-first right into a concrete wall. The concrete wall lost.

wrs840
March 24, 2010, 11:32 PM
French...

bigalexe
March 24, 2010, 11:40 PM
I dropped my shotgun off the truck bumper onto the gravel driveway, it still works.

Guns get dropped and beat by their nature.

Hatterasguy
March 24, 2010, 11:41 PM
Those guys are Swiss unless the French started to buy Swiss rifles. Or possible mercenaries, their equipment is a bit off. Looks like an Acog on those 550's, never seen the Swiss do that before.

If you guys think the French suck go buy a plane ticket to Iraq and open up on them. See how well that works.

wrs840
March 24, 2010, 11:45 PM
^^^^
Didn't mean to make anyone angry. Sorry.

The French are still in Iraq?


On who's side?

Les :D

Hatterasguy
March 24, 2010, 11:51 PM
I'm not angry, and I'm not French.


But I do beleive in fair play and giving credit where credit is due. The French have been VERY good allies to us lately, as have some other countries like Canada and the UK. They are in Afghanistan sorry not Iraq, and a few other places as well as part of NATO.

I just don't think its right making fun of allies who are fighting with our guys, to try to help us win a war.

Just my 2 cents for what its worth.

wrs840
March 24, 2010, 11:56 PM
Fair point, well made. My apologies.

Old prejudices die hard, and I was wrong to disparage. Thanks for straightening me out, Hatterasguy.

Les

Hatterasguy
March 25, 2010, 12:01 AM
Sorry Les I didn't mean it to sound like I was jumping down your throat!:)

I was refering more in general to a lot of the French bashing I see.

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