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1897 Slamfire vid using black powder.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Dontkillbill, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Dontkillbill

    Dontkillbill Well-Known Member

    The video is self explanatory. I ended putting 25 rounds through my shotgun and there was a big mess. It would of been a bugger to clean up with afterward but that Hoppes foam help a lot. I enjoyed that a lot.

  2. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    Gun abuse.:barf:
  3. Dontkillbill

    Dontkillbill Well-Known Member

    Yep it must be because you don't approve. :neener:
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    That is not slam firing. Slam firing happens when the closing bolt fires the round, either intentionally (as in most SMGs) or unintentionally (as when a semi-auto rifle has firing pin creep). The 97 fires when the slide is moved forward with the trigger held back because it is designed that way. The bolt does not fire the shell, the hammer falls AFTER the bolt is forward and fully locked because the final forward slide motion releases it.

  5. Dontkillbill

    Dontkillbill Well-Known Member

    Its not the slam firing we know in rifles agreed however it is commonly used term for 1897 shotguns as there is no trigger disconnect another round shoots as the you slam the action. Most Model 12's will also "slamfire".

    Thanks it good to clear up the difference.

  6. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    I know what those old guns will do, because I've done it. I just didn't create that much smoke because I used modern loads. It's still fun, though.

  7. Dontkillbill

    Dontkillbill Well-Known Member

    Yeah now that I fixed the gun up and did what I wanted to do , the previous owner tried to make it a "cowboy action gun" and lacked the skill. Anyway its fun to do and the gun can take it but its like doing a burn out you can get away with it once and while just not every week :evil:
  8. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    It looks like fun. Good way to cover a retreat.

    Did you disassemble and get the black powder residue out of the innards?
  9. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about the OP, but I shoot BP reloads through my 1897 all the time and I don't fully disassemble it for the cleaning. 1897s (especially old ones with beat up screws) can be a real PITA to fully disassemble. You can clean them out well enough with judicious use of hot water, etc. It takes some time but is totally worth it. There's nothing more fun than that giant boom and huge cloud of smoke.
  10. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I'm bookmarking this for future viewing
    Sounds like a fun range trick, and if there's enough smoke you have the equivalent of a squid's ink defense, vanish into a cloud of smoke if frightened!
  11. Dontkillbill

    Dontkillbill Well-Known Member

    I was hoping for a smoke screen like a navy destroyer :)

    I didn't disassembled the bolt. I took it down in two and cleaned the barrel with Hoppes foam and then got the barrel clean and a dab of oil. I wiped the magazine and follower the ensured the action was clean with a brush and action cleaner a few blue towels and then ensured there was oil where oil needed to be.

    I'm going to make some reduced loads (regular) for shooting plates. All the guys have combat shotguns and I have this :) I will make some ball slugs with BP but I have few other projects to work on first.

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