16 years ago
of those cheap import sbs doubles.
I was sitting in the shade on the tailgate of the truck when he came
walking up. "I can't get my gun open". I asked what's wrong. "I had a
misfire". Stop! Do not move!
I went around behind him and took the gun with a firm grip with both
hands. I sat down on the ground with my back to a tree and the butt on
the ground between my legs, barrel pointed straight up.
I explained that we had a hell of a problem. Nothing I did would open
the action. You could hear the lock moving but something had it
blocked. My first plan was to tie it to a fence post and build a fire
around it hoping to cook off the round. Then it struck me that maybe I
could bounce fire it. Bounced it on the ground several times with no
I'm holding it back in the safe position between my legs. While
telling him what we need for this cremation, KABOOM.
I don't recall what the problem was but it was obvious after looking
at it. Unloaded, it hung several more times. No gunsmith would touch
it. We took a torch to it.
What would be the proper thing to do in this situation?
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