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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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A recent thread in the market place made me think of this. Has anybody ever had an AD? Back when I was about 14 or 15 I was out deer hunting with my dad. My deer rifle requires chambering the round, then putting a thumb on the hammer, and pulling the trigger to let the hammer down to the half-cock position. Well, this particular morning my finger slipped off the hammer, and the gun fired into the ground a few feet from where I was standing.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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Never had one... I dont think anyone I know has either, or wont admit it at least.
Thats why I dont like lever/break actions, though theyre said to be as accurate as a bolt action and almost as fast as a semi auto.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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There is a thread on MGO about this right now. Never had a AD personally. What kind of gun did you AD with, sound like maybe a lever action?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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A recent thread in the market place made me think of this. Has anybody ever had an AD? Back when I was about 14 or 15 I was out deer hunting with my dad. My deer rifle requires chambering the round, then putting a thumb on the hammer, and pulling the trigger to let the hammer down to the half-cock position. Well, this particular morning my finger slipped off the hammer, and the gun fired into the ground a few feet from where I was standing.
welcome to owning a model 94. I am surprised you made it that long before doing that. same thing happened to me many moons ago.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #5
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Same thing happened to me with a 410/22 over and under when i was 14 except i was pheasant hunting. Gave me a healthy respect early of all things that go boom.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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IN before "no such thing as accidental discharge, only negligent or reckless discharge" comment
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nothing of serious caliber but while out plinking with .22s my semiauto rifle stovepiped a round which i didn't notice.

pulled the trigger to discharge the following round and got nothing. i pulled the bolt back to clear it, and thus feeding a round into the chamber, released the bolt and with firing pin already forward fired the round off.

the rifle was pointed in a safe direction, but it was suprising none the less.
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nothing of serious caliber but while out plinking with .22s my semiauto rifle stovepiped a round which i didn't notice.

pulled the trigger to discharge the following round and got nothing. i pulled the bolt back to clear it, and thus feeding a round into the chamber, released the bolt and with firing pin already forward fired the round off.

the rifle was pointed in a safe direction, but it was suprising none the less.
In before .22lr stopping power and shot placement comment.
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In before .22lr stopping power and shot placement comment.
stopping power and shot placement comment? we were plinking and the rifle was pointed downward while clearing it...
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stopping power and shot placement comment? we were plinking and the rifle was pointed downward while clearing it...
Swing and a miss.
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Swing and a miss.
i really don't understand if i'm missing something here?
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i really don't understand if i'm missing something here?
yup.
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nothing of serious caliber but while out plinking with .22s my semiauto rifle stovepiped a round which i didn't notice.

pulled the trigger to discharge the following round and got nothing. i pulled the bolt back to clear it, and thus feeding a round into the chamber, released the bolt and with firing pin already forward fired the round off.

the rifle was pointed in a safe direction, but it was suprising none the less.
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ahh, the little things i didn't notice i said. while typing i was thinking of the recoil and startle involved with an accidental discharge, such as the lever action hunting rifles the other guys were talking about. i'm not going to edit it and screw up the thread, but i misspoke.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:54 PM   #15
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Not yet, and I'm hoping to keep it that way.
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A buddy of mine had an XP-100. Bolt action pistol. He pulled the trigger, no bang.
He sits on the bench, gun pointed down, turns the bolt to eject the round, BAM!!! 221 Fireball to his ankle. He kept the foot, but had bad issues.
Bob was never the same after that. Craziest S.O.B. I ever knew.
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I had a break action Russian 12ga slam fire on me when I closed the breach. It scared the shit out of me when it first happened. I load another round and it did the same thing…it was destroyed after that. Mine was more of a defect in the shotgun than an AD.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #18
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I did once at about 11 or 12 years old . It was with a 12 gauge pump shotgun.

I held the trigger when I racked it . It scared the crap out of Me and My dad was pissed.

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A buddy of mine had an XP-100. Bolt action pistol. He pulled the trigger, no bang.
He sits on the bench, gun pointed down, turns the bolt to eject the round, BAM!!! 221 Fireball to his ankle. He kept the foot, but had bad issues.
Bob was never the same after that. Craziest S.O.B. I ever knew.
Dad bought a m700 cdl that would discharge when you took the safety off. he found out the hard way, took it back and got a m70 in 7mm mag instead.
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Yeah, a friend of ours worked as a cop for the City of Pontiac. His first day on the job, he was called to a robbery. In his excitement, when he tried to grab the shotgun out of the squad car - it accidently discharged...through the roof of the squad car.

He got teased about that for years.... He is retired now.
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