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May 30, 2001, 13:56
It is hard to tell from the pictures but there is almost no dent present on the primer. The larger area is more of a scrape than a dent with the very center being a small dent.
very close notice the lettering is deeper than the primer dent
top side view
overhead view

[ May 30, 2001: Message edited by: TStafford ]

May 30, 2001, 21:07
What happened?

I have some CorBon .40, so I'm very dcurious!

Of course, some would say I'm just weird!

May 31, 2001, 07:39
I don't know if you read or remember my accidental discharge story a few months back but here goes. I was trying to lower the hammer on a freshly cocked and loaded pistol wearing gloves. The hammer slipped off my thumb and fired the round into a wall. The hammer barely stuck the primer, as the pictures show, but the gun still fired. I was very surprised to say the least.

May 31, 2001, 15:16
What type of gun was it?

May 31, 2001, 20:43
Gun was a Baby Desert Eagle, old model purchased in 93. This gun has been sold under several different names but mine is the original Magnum Research IMI model. Do you think the gun was to blame? I suspect the ammo.

May 31, 2001, 21:25
Sensitive primer, but ANY hammer fall might do it.

As always- RUle 1

June 02, 2001, 10:42
Tom, time to get a glock....


June 16, 2001, 00:00
Sounds like a sensitive primer to me. A long time ago CCI had a batch like that. I haven't seen one like that in years. I hope no one was hurt!

June 16, 2001, 04:14
I would not rule out ammo, but I have seen the type of primer indentation you had with hot ammo before where the indentation seems to flow. I would have your pistol looked at as a precaution. I don't recall the Baby Desert Eagle having a hammer block so it s entirely possible that the AD was just a matter of the hammer slipping out from under your thumb, some primers don't take much to fire.


[ June 16, 2001: Message edited by: JJH ]