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Help please :( - (Squib w/ DE .50)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gaudio5, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. gaudio5

    gaudio5 Member

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    went to the range today on my day off. JUST bought a brand new Desert eagle .50AE FIRST ROUND had no recoil to it at all didnt even cycle, i pull the slide back and it throws a unburnt shell at me with no bullet in it. the bullet is loged in the chamber and fouled the barrell badly i cant get the bullet out what should i do?

    P.S. i saved for this gun for almost a year im NOT giving up on this!!!
     
  2. Lurp

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    Don't know if you have tried this yet, but you may want to disassemble the firearm and put a wooden dowel down the barrel and hit it with a hammer until the bullet comes out. Just don't hit the barrel with the hammer by accident :banghead: . Not very knowledgeable about Desert Eagles so I will keep my mouth shut on what the problem may be.
     
  3. gaudio5

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    been tried this bullet is JAMED in there bad it looks like it took a chunk of rifling out too what a depressing day
     
  4. CWL

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    Take your brand new DE back to the dealer and demand service.
     
  5. gaudio5

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    tried it, i bought the bullets AND the gun from the same place it blew up on me, he told me "its a manufactor problem not mine" so my next step is calling IMI
     
  6. ExtremeDooty

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    Where did you buy the gun & ammo? I want to make sure I don't go there.
     
  7. gaudio5

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    hole in the wll shop/range here in IL im debating calling the BBB to see if they can help
     
  8. nwilliams

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    You may have to look into what a replacement barrel would cost, however if it happened on the first shot on a brand new gun it doesn't sound like you should be held accountable. Hopefully the good people at IMI will be able to assist you. Then again they could blame it on a faulty round and not the gun, in which case they might deny responsibility.

    Good Luck! Sorry about your new gun thats a dang shame:(

    PS: If its really plugged in there, its a good thing you didn't fire another round through it or it could have ended up a real ugly mess, or worse!:eek:
     
  9. vis-à-vis

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    Dang that sucks.
     
  10. Lucky

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    Pictures please. I've never seen rifling taken out by a bullet, this would be cool.

    Hopefully the ammo was bad and the gun is fine.

    What brand ammo, and what circumstances did you get it?
     
  11. highlander 5

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    Caution on the rifling comment DEs have polygonal rifling IIRC not conventional rifling ie lands and grooves. My first call would be to the ammo maker then IMI.
    If you"re trying to get a stuck bullet out a brass rod and a brass mallet should work better than a wooden dowel and a hammer.
    The brass won't hurt the bore and if you miss it won't mar the pistol. I keep both in my ammo box for just such an occasion
     
  12. Run&Shoot

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    I would certainly try the brass rod and hammer approach first. Lead is softer than brass or steel so it should give way eventually.

    As an absolutely last resort, that is next step is to buy a new barrel, I would very CAREFULLY try drilling out the bullet. If it ia a 9mm then it is .355 inches in diameter. You could try a 1/4" drill bit on slow speed. Be very careful not to let the bit touch the sides of the barrel.

    By drilling out the center of the bullet it ought to weaken it enough that you can easily pound out the remainder with a dowel or brass rod.
     
  13. buck00

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    So you bought a $1,000 + Desert Eagle and it severely jammed up on you the first shot??

    Just out of curiosity, did you buy it because of how popular they are in movies, rap songs, and video games?


    Wow, the dealer sounded really professional and helpful on top of that. I would avoid that place next time around.
     
  14. kfranz

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    The dealer is right. Maybe coulda been more pleasant in how he said it, but the broken pistol is a mfr. issue.

    So, what did IMI say?
     
  15. Eleven Mike

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    I heard that if you have a squib with a Deagle, it's still enough to kill within ten meters. ;)
     
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    Take a deep breath and calm down - this isn't an unusual ocurrence (happened at least every 2nd time I went to the range - to other people). Annoying and irritating - perhaps even scary the first time - but it does happen.

    Use the hammer & rod - I doubt it's done any damage ;)
     
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    Get a length of half inch brass rod. You can order it from onlinemetals.com for about $5. You might have to reduced the diameter a bit to insure slides up and down the bore with ease. It will only be a few thousandths. Remove the barrel of your pistol and insert the rod from the muzzle. Keeping the rod in contact with the bullet, give the rod tiny little taps with a big heavy hammer.

    It is better to use a rod that fits the bore.

    David
     
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    A wooden dowel rod and a hammer might do the trick, if you can't find a brass one...

    -Ryan
     
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    What does that have to do with anything? :rolleyes:
     
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    A little penetrating oil, Kriol for instance soaking on the bullet before you try and tap it out will do wonders as well.

    -Jenrick
     
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    DE has poly rifling - be not distressed over the absence of lands / grooves.

    Squibs happen.

    Good for you for not chambering another and letting fly.
     
  22. HammerBite

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    Please explain how a squib could be the fault of the gun.
     
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    Follow the advice of those who said to stay calm, and try to remove the round from the barrel with a wooden dowel (hardwood like oak), then if that does not work try a graphite or brass rod. If they do not work bring it to a gunsmith.

    The manufacturer of the pistol is not likely to help you in this case since squib loads are the fault of the ammo maker or the reloader. They may help, but I would tend to doubt you even need anything from them - squib loads happen and unless you fire a quick followup round, they usually do no damage to a barrel in good shape. Still though, have the barrel checked out by a professional before firing it again - to be on the safe side.

    All the best,
    Glenn B
     
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