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Mosin Nagant went kaboom

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SATX man, May 31, 2009.

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  1. SATX man

    SATX man Member

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    Well my Mosin Nagant went kaboom this afternoon just wondering if it's worth buying another 1, I have about 200 rounds of yellow tip ammo and 70 rounds of SP ammo, are all the good ones gone? another person was telling me that he bought one and barrel was badly pitted.
     
  2. txman321

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    just depends on what ya can find really, im sure there are some nice ones left. keep looking around in gun shops every now and then i see some here in texas that are worth buying but i dont ever buy one cause i already got 2 a 91/30 and an m44.
     
  3. maskedman504

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    Do you have pictures?
    Did you get hurt?
    What part of the gun failed?

    As far as I know you can still find good ones; do your milsurp homework- check the bore and rifling!
     
  4. jd46561

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    If you had a major malfunction can you elaborate alittle more???. Im curous as to what happened.
     
  5. FlyinBryan

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    i agree.

    rifles are SUPPOSED to go kaboom.
     
  6. SATX man

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    Don't have pics, didn't get hurt shot about 100 rounds through it since I had it over 2 years today I shot 20 rounds and last round split barrel, another person at range told me its called a "bananna peel".
     
  7. alemonkey

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    Sounds like you had an obstruction in the barrel. Maybe a squib load got stuck in the barrel from the previous shot?
     
  8. FlyinBryan

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    oooooooh, ok.

    did the barrel split?
     
  9. SATX man

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    Yes barrel split.
     
  10. jpwilly

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    Did the shot before it not recoil much and sounded more like a pop than a Paaa.
     
  11. nathan

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    Maybe old Ivan was sleepy and working too hard when making the barrel blanks on this one.
     
  12. FlyinBryan

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    thats scary just to read.

    glad your ok.

    i own one and it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
     
  13. Kind of Blued

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    I'd also like to see photos if you can get around to it.

    Glad you're ok.
     
  14. NCsmitty

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    There's got to be a reason for the barrel failure. Can you elaborate on the details?

    NCsmitty
     
  15. Jim K

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    A "banana peel" effect is almost always caused by a barrel obstruction, either a stuck bullet or some other object lodged in the barrel near the muzzle. I also would like to see pictures. And no, the M-N is not known for doing that; it is quite a strong rifle and even the wartime ones are well made.

    Jim
     
  16. TexasRifleman

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    I agree with Jim, you likely had a squib.

    What ammo were you using?

    Did you notice anything at all unusual about the previous shot?
     
  17. SATX man

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    No last shot felt like the others the ammo I used was Bulgarian heavy ball yellow tip.
     
  18. jpwilly

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    This is odd...post up pictures of pieces and parts when you can inquiring minds want to know.
     
  19. SATX man

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    I would post pics but I let the gun range have it so they can destroy it, barrel was jagged and didn't want to tare up anything.
     
  20. Kind of Blued

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    That's a shame. It would have made a great mantel/conversation piece. :)
     
  21. Avenger29

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    Why did you let the gun range have it to destroy it? That makes no sense.
     
  22. 1shot3kills

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    yea why give to them

    you can buy another barral for like 30 dollars,glad you ok
     
  23. chuckusaret

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    I would have kept it as a conversation piece. Last time I had a KaBoom, the first and last, I picked up the pieces took them home and had them encased in plastic. Now each and every time I get the urge to go out and buy a new weapon I look at my Glock paper weight first to remind me of the weapon to not buy.
     
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    i took my girlfriend and her friend out shooting my milsurps yesterday, I was loading up my mosin and I chambered a .308, luckily I could tell that it felt kinda wierd and saw what I had done. Is there any chance you keep more than one type of ammo in an ammo can like I do and fired the wrong cartridge?
     
  25. rondog

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    Oh, we need photos of this!!!

    Sorry, NOT a good practice!
     
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