GUN Remember that guy whose SA Garand blew up shooting reloads?

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  1. thegooch

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    http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=66812&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

    He sent it back to SA and here's the report

    I wonder how much trouble that gun shop can get into making and selling loads licensing

    Dec 08, 2008
    The rifle is currently in route to SA. They said it should take a week to investigate once received. I have also found out that the gun store in question does their own reloading in house and DOES NOT have the proper license to reload or manufacture ammunition.

    Dec 23, 2008
    I received a verbal report from SA today. Please keep in mind that I may have some of the information not quite right as it is from memory. Their investigation found a yellow residue from an unidentifiable powder which indicates the powder was old and unstable causing excessive pressures. They also concluded that the battery was fully locked and closed at the time of ignition. They do not feel that the remaining parts are safe to reuse. Since they no longer make the M1, they can’t replace it, unless I provided a receiver. They did offer to replace it with a new M1A if I want to pay the difference in price. (I feel that isn’t a bad offer considering the gun is out of warranty.) I told them I would like to think about it while they are closed for Christmas. They will send me a written report when time allows, since this is the holidays.
     
  2. david_4x4

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    Nice of them to offer to replace it even though it's not their fault.
     
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    time to sue those bastards :bowdown:

    $$$ + an M1a = :coold:
     
  4. thegooch

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  5. kellyclan

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    It looks like he ran it over with a truck.
     
  6. hsmith

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    Guy is a fucking moron
     
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    This
     
  8. Cannondale

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    They don't make M1 Garands anymore? How the hell are you supposed to buy a nice one now?
     
  9. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    That is HUGE of SA to offer that kind of deal for something that was obviously not a weapon malfunction.

    I would definitely be seeking legal counsel to deal with the shop that is reloading. There could have very easily been a life lost in that event.
     
  10. nakedbrian3433

    nakedbrian3433 I don't have time to bleed. OT Supporter

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    I have heard in many events that SA has great costumer service. I haven't had a problem with any of my Springfields, but it's good to know that if I do I will have a good company to talk to about it.
     
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    Did the dude get hurt?? If so, how badly?? A rifle blowing up like that looks pretty damn dangerous...
     
  12. SickOfItAll

    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    Revolver? :hsugh: I'm pretty sure you mean FN Five-seveN.
     
  13. GlobeGuy

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    No :hsugh:
     
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    Yes, because there has never been a blown-to-bits revolver posted on the internets. :hsugh:
     
  15. SickOfItAll

    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    The EXACT same thing happened a few months ago with an FN 5-7, the dude made a huge stink about it online until FN agreed to send him a free replacement, because the guy was claiming it was due to a design flaw.

    FN test results: double primed handload. Oops.
     
  16. yar1182

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    exactly how do you double prime a cartridge. Been reloading for a number of years and I do not see how that is possible. Possibly you meant double charged (double amount of powder).

    Don't know too many people who reload 5.7 If they did it would be kind of a pain in the ass. Possibly it would be a factory double charge? That is unlikely too as there is just not enough case volume to double charge from what I remember.

    Regardless there are 11ty different ways you can get unsafe pressure in a pistol. The manufacturer is going to blame a reload or double charge. To do otherwise might invite more speculation and a possible demand for recall.
     
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    if you used the wrong powder maybe

    i will be reloading 5.7 in a bit, i've been buying up brass
     
  18. ElCidKid

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    I'd gladly take an M1A
     

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