GUN ATF: Spark caused deadly cannonball explosion

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    ATF: Spark caused deadly cannonball explosion

    Associated Press - August 11, 2008 1:53 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Federal investigators confirm that a Civil War relic hunter was killed by a cannonball earlier this year.

    They say the 53-year-old Virginia man was cleaning the nine-inch cannonball with a grinding tool when a spark ignited it. The blast killed the man and sent part of the cannonball a-quarter mile away, through the roof of another suburban Richmond home.

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms experts say there was evidence the century-old shell had been made inert. But there was apparently still enough explosive powder inside to cause a deadly blast.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Inert or not, I'm smart enough to know a grinder isn't the best way to clean a cannonball.
     
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    :rofl: The South takes its venegance, 150 years later.
     
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    :rofl:

    But I think this incident could be labelled friendly fire :o :mamoru:
     

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