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Clearing a jam in my 1400, the stupid way.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RH822, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. RH822

    RH822 Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Me and a buddy were shooting clay pigeons at his house today when my Winchester 1400 jammed. It was a typical failure to feed, the leading edge of the shell hung up on the outer edge of the breech face. Very simple to clear, if you do it the right way... Have you ever knew that what you were about to do was wrong and was probably going to hurt like hell but just couldn't stop yourself from doing it? Well, I had one of those moments today. Instead of clearing the jam like I was trained to by putting the gun on safe, lock the bolt to the rear to allow the shell to drop out into my hand then reload. I decided that I could put the gun on safe and then just pop that sucker back in with the tip of my thumb and when I did the bolt slammed shut on my thumb and the extractor took a nice chunk out of the tip of it. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid, I stood there dripping blood while my buddy got me a band-aid. I was so embarrassed and to his credit he was polite enough not to rub it in to bad. So not only did I have a dumb-a$$ attack, I shot terrible and now I have a sore thumb, and my buddy seen it all first hand.

    Short cuts are not worth the risk.
  2. mete

    mete Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    You've earned yourself a Purple Heart Medal !
  3. Chawbaccer

    Chawbaccer Participating Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    I knew exactly what this thread was going to be about, except I used my middle finger, ran the extractor thru the tip, twice.

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