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M1A/M14 Kaboom

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by melbo, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I've spent the last hour searching for an old thread (I think over a year ago) that had pics of an M1A/M14 that went kaboom. A really bad one, it was in a thousand pieces.

    I can't find it for the life of me, anyone remember it? I think the pic was posted on falfiles, but I'm not sure.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yes very nasty I didn’t read deep into it, was the bolt a USGI forged Bolt of the soft SA commercial bolt?
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  5. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The more I read on it the more I was amazed that the ole boy lived to buy another gun. That barrel was extremely flawed with cracks. I wonder just how many rounds that bbl took afore it decided enough.
    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    jeezuuhhhzzzz....."structural failure"... interesting tinfoil myth "rounds spiked with c4"...be a good trick IF you could surrepticiously locate and tamper with patriot cache' s Though it is 'hard to believe a standard round did that, .
  7. crehberg

    crehberg Monkey+++

    I'm with you. I don't see how he lived through that one!!!
  8. Mortis

    Mortis Snake Eater

    I've seen maybe a dozen issue M14's that have came apart for one reason or another but have never seen one blow apart to that extent. And I have never seen one with barrel failure such as that.

    The shooter was born under a lucky star.
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