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Tactical Driveway?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Wolfy, May 8, 2004.

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  1. Wolfy

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  2. 4570Rick

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    Honey...can you pick up another bag of driveway patch? Another grenade went off and little Billy keeps falling in the hole. :uhoh:
     
  3. MAURICE

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    If these munitions have been underwater since WWI & II, do you guys think they are dangerous, or that the powder inside has degraded to the point where it cannot burn?
    Curious,
    Maurice
     
  4. BluesBear

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    If the surrounding metal hasn't rusted through there is a good chance that it could still go boom.

    In the case of the pineapple grenades I'd wager that the seal around the primer has failed and that the fuse and internal charge has become waterlogged
     
  5. goosegunner

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    as long as no water have entered the inside, they will work as before maby only a bit more unstable. if water have entered the inside they will be fairly safe as long as they are wet, once the explosives get dry again they will be dangerous.

    while diving I have several times found gunpowder (probably Cordite) "rods" from German artillery, that was dumped in the sea when they left in '45. and once the rods are dry they burn quite well if you try.
    And these rods have been absolutely unprotected in seawater all the time. So powder sealed inside a granade could easily still be dangerous even underwater after 60+ years. A few years ago there was found a WWII naval mine, with electronic ignition, and after naval divers disarmed it they found that the battery still had power enought to set it off after more than 50 years under the sea. So old explosives are still dangerous
     
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    not a good deal but the odds are on it not going off
     
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    So instead of the "pucker factor", we now have the "clam[p] factor"???

    :neener:
     
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    A little off topic, but a local Terminix branch was drilling into a slab for a termite treatment and caused an explosion when they hit some Det- Chord that the previous home owner had used as a guide line when installing the porch slab years before
     
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    The dumb things people do with explosives, I swear. :uhoh:
     
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    Blues Bear, what you said about the pineapple grenades is kind of along the lines of what I was thinking.
    Thank you for the clarification, gentlemen.
     
  11. Warren

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    Given how this country is going I'm suprised that the ATF isn't arresting these driveway owners for owning unregistered munitions.

    I would like to think that is a joke but after reading about what people have been arrested for by various feds it is not a joke.
     
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    man stuff like this NEVER happens to me! some people have all of the luck.
     
  13. LiquidTension

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    That's just what I was thinking, kernal. That's Murphy's law for ya. Man, how fun would it be to come across some unused det cord!
     
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    Only the government should have explosives. They will act responsibly with them.


    :rolleyes: :banghead:
     
  15. Firethorn

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    Could be worse

    At my last base we found a buried nuclear bomb dummy. They didn't know it was a dummy for a little while....
     
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    years ago...

    ...Before I was in the National Guard, my unit still did a lot of their training in a nearby forested area. This area is a large state forest, and is open to the public year round.

    Well...seems one year somebody overlooked one of the training mines. Now, a training mine is a replica of an anti-tank mine. It's round, like the real thing, and even can have installed a simulated fuze (for when you practice arming and disarming).

    Now, training mines are blue, and have "INERT" painted on the side, but apparently the person that found the mine didn't notice that.

    Long story short, the State Police and the DNR were involved, as was the County Sheriff and the state Bomb Squad. :D
     
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    what I'M waiting for is the anouncement that some joker has found and recovered either of the, NON-dummy devices lost...


    a. off the coast of GA (near Savannah i think)

    or B. the one that's in the swamp near Florence SC

    last i heard the military had NOT recovered either weapon, adn there was some concern that someone with ill intentions, might try and recover teh one off Savannah (the estimate of it's location is better known and more precise than the one in SC)
     
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    :uhoh: That's not quite how I would've responded... more running would be involved.
     
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    Its pretty obvious given the circumstances described that there is no criminal intent on these peoples part, hence no prosecution.
     
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    Kind of gives a whole new meaning to "being shelled", doesn't it? :p
     
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    The title threw me off, I was expecting pictures of a home-made black tactical driveway with a high capacity magazine and forearm handle! :neener:
     
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    Details?
     
  23. 4v50 Gary

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    No fun having to conduct a sweep over one's own driveway while accessing or egressing.
     
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    That hasn't stopped 'em before.
     
  25. kernal_panic

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    he's talking about broken arrows. there are 13 of them to be exact.
     
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