Originally Posted by Dillinger
I would say the gunsmith would be the safest and most logical choice at this point.
How did you rip the rim? Where you trying to fast cycle the weapon?
Is there a way to rotate the round to get fresh purchase on the rim of the case? Since you already have part of the case damaged, you might be able to use that to your advantage to twist the round.
As for the brass rod method, I would hold off going any further on that. If you pressed the round back into the body case, you definitely don't want to be pressing any further ( or your luck ).
The big danger is the live primer and any remaining powder
. Since the case is torn, I'd wet the powder
to render it inert before doing anything else.
In lieu of a gunsmith, here's what I would do:Once the powder has been wetted
1) Purchase a black-powder kit; it contains the cork-screw bullet puller used by muzzleloaders to unload live loads from their guns when they have FTF issues.
2) Try to remove as much of the bullet lead as possible; this will allow you to retry the brass rod, given that the case can now collapse more easily. Punch carefully to try to keep the base attached to the casing.
3) Using needle-nose pliers, try to remove the remainder of the rim and casing from the chamber.
4) If the rim tears off, leaving the casing in the chamber, use a standard case remover to try and get that out.
If you're still unsuccessful, take it to the gunsmith.