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Dropped my rifle!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Guvnor, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. Guvnor

    Guvnor Member

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    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.
     
  2. Beelzy

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    If you didn't break any wood, you should be fine. Check the front sight, they always seem
    to hit things first.
     
  3. paintballdude902

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    itll be fine
     
  4. Nugilum

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    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. :)
     
  5. CZguy

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    We've all done it at one time or another.
     
  6. Nugilum

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    Some more than once... :eek:
     
  7. Ohio Gun Guy

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    ^^^

    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:
     
  8. Jaybird78

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    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.
     
  9. jobu07

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    Hopefully for your sake she doesn't become a member of this site. ;)
     
  10. 52grain

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

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

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    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.
     
  13. Shovelhead

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    It should be OK, The French have been dropping their rifles since before WWI with no reprocussions. :neener:
     
  14. R.W.Dale

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    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.
     
  15. ArmedBear

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    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
     
  16. Maverick223

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    Ouch, hope your floor is alright. ;) The rifle will be fine, just check your sights/optics.

    :)
     
  17. happygeek

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    Did you get down with the sound?
     
  18. juk

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

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    Drop and give me fifty!
     
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    :confused:
     
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    ^^ 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
     
  24. jn1965

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    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
     
  25. shootr

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    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
     
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