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Jake

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CHAIN FIRE ?
« on: January 11, 2013, 06:11:56 PM »

                         Have you had eney experence with a chain fire ? If so please discribe the sequence of events .
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 12:57:54 AM »

Click powpowpowpow :o :-\  ??? :-[
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 06:39:15 AM »

I know there are a bunch of people that have been shooting revolvers longer than me, but I started in 1976 and have never had a chain fire in a revolver. 
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 08:20:21 AM »

Not yet, (knock on wood).   

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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 08:32:41 AM »

Never had one
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 11:23:40 AM »

One, my fault, capped an empty chamber & left a charged one capless.  After the boomboom, only indication was a lead smudge on the wedge and an empty chamber that shouldn't have been
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 08:31:36 PM »

Never had a chain fire in 25+ years
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 05:51:12 AM »

I also have not had a chain fire.  I tend to make sure the caps are fit tight and the ball shaves or squeezes into the chamber.  Colt's ideas of loading the revolver seem to work.
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 05:32:30 PM »

 ;D  Had one chainfire in in 19 years. Lets just say the 60 army was wore slam out and the nipple to recoil shield clearance  wasnt quite enough. Chamber in line with the bore went off then a millisecond later the chamber in line with the loading lever went off.Never did find the plunger. and the lever was bent all to heck.
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 11:07:20 PM »

I have a 51 Navy a 1860 Army a 3rd Model Draggon. I've never experience a chain fire. Read about em. I fired over a thousand rounds out of 51. That gun is deadly. The dragoon is a lot of fun especially shooting coke cans out to 100 yards.
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 07:27:57 PM »

A friend of my showed up one day with his replica Whitney Revolver. He loaded up and Kerboommm! He had chain fire.

He loaded up again and again: Kebooommmm!

All in all, he had five chain fires in a row and decided to quit shooting for the day.

Fortunately, I have never had a chain fire (Knock on Wood).
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014, 04:56:56 PM »

A friend of my showed up one day with his replica Whitney Revolver. He loaded up and Kerboommm! He had chain fire.

He loaded up again and again: Kebooommmm!

All in all, he had five chain fires in a row and decided to quit shooting for the day.

Fortunately, I have never had a chain fire (Knock on Wood).

What was the cause?  What was he doing - or not doing - that caused them?
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2014, 10:04:22 PM »

I had one several years ago with a Uberti 1860 Army. The cause was an improperly applied cap that fell off from recoil from a previously fired round. I have no idea when the cap fell off, but the chain fire took place when the uncapped chamber was next in order to be brought into battery with the bore. The ball hit the wedge, left a lead smear, but caused no damage. All I really noticed was a louder bang, but there was really no noticed increase in recoil that I can recall. I immediately knew exactly what had happened though.
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Re: CHAIN FIRE ?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2014, 06:17:08 PM »

I think it might have been rusted thru chambers as he mentioned it had been put away for years without being cleaned.

All I can say is that the multiple chain-fires "impressed the HECK out of me!"

Everytime he laid his reloaded revolver on the bench to aim for another "shot" I found myself involuntarily stepping back a few more steps! By the time he gave up shooting it, I was at least 30 feet behind him.
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