Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Land of Gar
The saga continues
For those still tuned in, this took a new turn today. To recap, here's what happened so far: Locked the gun up. Called Taurus, they told me to get the round out and get back to them. Took it to B&S Guns, the gunsmith told me with 100% certainty that there was a squib round, double discharge, the barrel was swollen, and that's all she wrote. So I called Winchester, dicked around with them for a while, and here we are now.
I finally got back with them and cleared up the misunderstanding about shipping a loaded gun; they told me I need to get that slide cut off by a gunsmith and send them the cut up gun and the invoice and they'd run their tests and see what they concluded.
So this time I went to Gun Masters in Plano and dropped the gun off. To my surprise, the guy (Kent) got the gun apart, and didn't even charge me. Highly recommend. The barrel wasn't swollen, and that round was all fucked up. Pics below. Basically the guy told me that something was messed up about the sear, and he had to take it apart by removing the guide rails and slide together from the frame, then taking those apart. He said it should go back to Taurus, so tomorrow I'll get back with them and resume that angle.
The bullet was beat to hell and shoved down in the casing, presumably from something the gun at B&S did to it. The primer had been struck multiple times. That guy is lucky he didn't blow himself up. I couldn't put the gun back together because the slide still won't operate rearward, due to some obstruction that I can't see somewhere down in there. It would appear that two very unlikely events happened simultaneously: 1) The gun just randomly broke, and locked itself up, and 2) as it was dying, it loaded the only bad round out of hundreds of WWB that I've shot. What are the odds? What do you make of this?
Last edited by vtstang66; 10-22-2009 at 08:11 PM.