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One heck of a slamfire...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Slater, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Slater

    Slater Well-Known Member

  2. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Now you know why they do all those sit ups... :eek:

    I wonder what kind of shape he was in afterwards.
  3. NC Shooter

    NC Shooter Well-Known Member

    Ouch, That had to hurt.
  4. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    I hope he was wearing a flak vest or something to help with the contact from the breach hitting him. It looked just like movies where some guy gets hit with a .44 and goes flying back 30 feet. I bet the poor guy flew back at least 30 feet!!
  5. dev_null

    dev_null Well-Known Member


    So, you know that adage about how foolishness should be painful...?
  6. Sergeant Sabre

    Sergeant Sabre Well-Known Member

    So there is a reason they train our guys not to stand behind the cannon...
  7. Gung-Ho

    Gung-Ho member

    But I bet he can hit those high notes now.
  8. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member


    Do you know where this came from, or how the poor guy is recovering?
  9. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of a story about the Union"s "Mortar Flotilla" where they lashed one of those chowder pot mortars to the foc'sle of a schooner and the recommended place to stand when firing was behind the gun. The first time it was to be fired the sailors would have none of it and hid elswhere. The gun then ripped from it's lashing and would have killed anyone standing behind it! :eek:
  10. mete

    mete Well-Known Member

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction - basic physics !
  11. DarkKnight01

    DarkKnight01 Well-Known Member

    That was mildly entertaining... Love how the other guys just kinda stand there... like nothing happened...
  12. J Miller

    J Miller Well-Known Member

    After watching this video a couple times, I'm not sure how the guy could have survived if he didn't have any chest protection. His chest cavity has to be mush. His ribs must surely all be shattered.

    A possible candidate for the Darwin awards.

    And the rest of the dufuses, just stand there and look at the poor guy, then saunter over like nothings happened. Morons.

  13. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Yes. It looks like he could easily have been killed. Not funny at all, IMHO.

    At the very least he suffered broken ribs and probably punctured lungs.
  14. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Watch closely as the guy flies back. You can see him dissapear from the left temporarily but catch a glimse of his foot again afterwards for a second when he likely landed and bounced back from whatever object he flew back against. When the cameraman pans over you can see a large post with (barbed?) wire strug on it running left to what I assume is another post.

    It looks like he flew back and something stopped him. I would add major back injuries to the running list.
  15. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

  16. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    May be a dupe thread...

    But even in the original thread, nobody answers what happened with the cannon, and with the recipient of the cannon's recoil. Ouch!
  17. dev_null

    dev_null Well-Known Member

    What else I noticed was the other guy just sort of sauntering over, not terribly interested in checking on him.
  18. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Hey, I don't think that fellow was "sauntering." I think he was saying "Ohmigawd! What do I do now?" Shock does that to a lot of folks - All in all, I think that actually moved pretty fast, considering that the unexpected had just happened to 'em.
  19. Clean97GTI

    Clean97GTI Well-Known Member

    How would such a thing happen?

    I understand the stupid part about standing behind a piece of artillery, but was the round defective or is there something mechanical in the weapon that failed.

    Actually guys, your chest cavity can compress quite a bit without doing serious damage. I'd guess a few broken ribs and a sore back.
    Punctured lungs...probably not.
    He may be peeing blood for a while though.
  20. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this could have been some sort of cookoff. No telling if they had been doing sustained fire and for how long. Either that or the shell was defective.

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