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Offline denali

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Catastrophic failure
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:45:18 PM »
The rifle is a sporterized 7mm Mauser mod 9X , the rifle was my brothers first gun when he was a kid then he gave it to our oldest son who in turn gave it his younger brother, and so on, any way it has taken a bear, cow elk and several deer and always functioned fine over the years.
My wife and daughter went deer hunting this week end (I stayed home to work) when my wife went to load it she said she was just about to turn the bolt down and  KA-BOOM
The bolt dislocated her thumb then flew back and hit her in the chest,,, they stood in shock for a bit, wife not knowing if she still had all of her parts? After assessing the situation they decided that they should get to the hospital, the doctors splint the thumb, examined her chest for internal injuries, gave her a prescription pain killer, monitored her for some time and released her.  She is a little bruised and sore but she will be fine.
At the hospital, apparently injuries involving firearms are a reportable incident, to the state feds or both? Not sure, anyway the staff decided that that would be a bunch of useless paper work and sent them on their way.   
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 09:39:23 AM by denali »
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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 12:44:46 AM »
firing pin break?  the bolt wasn't closed all the way?  very glad the injuries weren't worse!  :yike: :tup:

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 02:49:01 AM »
 :yeah:  I'm glad she's gonna be ok!

I'm pretty sure reporting is just done to the local po-po. No reason for the ATF to get involved. If they DO show up, just tell them that you planned to sell it to someone in Mexico--then they'd be out of there faster than you can say 'furious'  ;)

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 03:01:45 AM »
Actual gunshot wounds have to be reported.  I don't see any need to report this, no crime, no foul.

Thank god she's OK.

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 06:11:17 AM »
Wow...glad it wasn't more serious, as her hand looks bad enough.
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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 06:31:33 AM »
Actual gunshot wounds have to be reported.  I don't see any need to report this, no crime, no foul.

Thank god she's OK.

Yea, if it should get reported, it should be to the Consumer Product Safety Administration.

You should tell the manufacturer

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 06:43:19 AM »
so glad she wasnt hurt anymore than she was...spooky stuff

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 06:54:01 AM »
Wow, scary, glad to know that she is going to be okay!
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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 06:59:50 AM »
Glad it wasn't more serious. Curious if the rounds where factory or reloads? Maybe a high primer?

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 07:10:05 AM »
not good ! glad she will be ok and no one else was injured . On the bright side you get to go gun shoping !
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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2012, 07:25:35 AM »
Was the firing pin "cock on opening?" or closing?

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2012, 07:43:47 AM »
Wow, thats a pucker moment.   THank GOd she is ok and all around her as well.   YIKES

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2012, 07:55:06 AM »
Thankfully it blew while it was in her hands and not tucked up to her cheek.

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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2012, 07:59:23 AM »
Thanks everyone,

It appears the firing pin was busted or exposed ?

factory loads, Federal fussion

yah shes been on me for a while about hunting with her bro-in-laws, sons, nephews, sons, old hand-me-down, no more excuses, I gota go gun shopping  :chuckle:
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 04:04:25 PM by denali »
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Re: Catastrophic failure
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2012, 08:01:19 AM »
That is scarey glad she is okay.

 


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