Barrel plugged

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by CourtJester, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Springfield arms 1911 at the range. Pulled the trigger and a minor pop. Looked like sawdust when I ejected the shell because it didn't have enough kick to cycle another into place thank god.
    So any advise on getting the bullet out????
     

  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Or use an old cleaning rod (but be careful of the barrel crown).

    A 3/8" hard wood dowel from the front (and tapped on lightly with a 8 poumd maul would take care of it).
     
  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I have yet to have that happen; i hope i don't crap myself. I did have a bad cap on a cap-n-ball revolver once, not cool.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    "A 3/8" hard wood dowel from the front" is a good idea. or a 3/8" brass rod. Try to use as close to bore size as possible. Should have a square cut end(not rounded).
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I had some 9mm's that made my FEG-90 act like a cap and ball.
    Aim, squeeze trigger, hear a click, silence, hear a bang, slide came back and loaded another. Then the cycle continued.

    CourtJester, I am glad you did not ignore that trouble sign. It saved your firearm and possibly some of your skin.

    Be safe.
     
  6. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    This is after the second shot. An my fire arms are broken down and cleaned after every trip to the range.

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  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If it looks like this just use a pair of pliers! [​IMG]
     

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  8. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Got it.




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    Should I have any concern of barrel damage?
     
  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Clean it out real good. If it didnt have enough pressure to push it out you should be fine, as long as you didnt scar it up trying to get it out. What did you use?
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Looks fine, you should be GTG.
     
  11. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Used an old shotgun cleaning rod and a small hammer and tapped it a little harder each time till it started moving.

    Thank y'all for the help