Ammo which fails to fire

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Ammo which fails to fire

Post by pran80 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:04 am

Dear IFGians,
Happy deepawali to all of you. I have a question to which I could not find an answer here, pardon me if I failed to find it.
What to do with Ammo which fails to fire? This deepavali I decided to try shoot my IOF revolver on a friend's farm house with proper precautions, but 2 cartridges failed to fire. I kept holding the gun towards the target so that in case of hang fire I am safe but they just didn't ignite.
What can be done with such rounds now? do the arms dealers exchange it? The ammunition in question is 4 years old and was kept in a dry cupboard.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks,
Pranjal Tripathi

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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:36 am

Happy Diwali to you Mr. Tripathi,
Dealers will not exchange it as when you bought them they were fresh. And Indian made ammo have slight lower quality when compared to imported ammo. And as you are telling that they were kept in dry cupboard, that's good because moisture free place is best suited for ammo and gun storage.

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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by pran80 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:27 pm

Dear Sumbriavikramaditya,
Thanks for your reply. Will make sure that I don't keep ammo for long henceforth. I was quite taken aback with this failure since the arm is for protection and such failures can lead to some very nasty results if God forbid the necessity to use the gun arrives.

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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:02 pm

Dear Mr. Tripathi, the Retailer will not exchange the rounds for sure, but How to Dispose them is Really a Question. Till it is not Fired it will Consider as Live ammo and hence need to be treated like wise..
Not sure any guide line is there in this matter or Not.

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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by pran80 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:00 pm

Dear Shivaji,
I have 20 more cartridges from the same batch. I will shoot them all in a day or two when I get time to visit friends farmhouse. Those which don't fire, I plan to remove the bullets and charge so that they don't eat up space on my licence and I can procure fresh ammo against them.
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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by sumbriavikramaditya » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:02 pm

pran80 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Dear Shivaji,
I have 20 more cartridges from the same batch. I will shoot them all in a day or two when I get time to visit friends farmhouse. Those which don't fire, I plan to remove the bullets and charge so that they don't eat up space on my licence and I can procure fresh ammo against them.
Regards,
Pranjal Tripathi
Please execute this procedure with all the safety. If possible take help from some experienced guy. After extracting the gun powder use can use such cartridges as Acrylic Bullet Mementos or something. These are very beautiful items for display. So why waste them.

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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by mundaire » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:20 pm

Ammunition which has failed to fire cannot be logically counted as "live ammunition" nor should it be counted against your ammunition limit.

Removing the projectile is fairly easy if you have a bullet puller, not sure if it is this or some other method you plan to use.
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Re: Ammo which fails to fire

Post by pran80 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:43 am

Mundaire,
I don't have a bullet puller I was planning to use a couple of pliers with safety gloves and glasses but sumbriavikramaditya's post made me realize that this is not what I should be doing.
Your views about dud cartridges are in your words, "logical". My only problem is that the bureaucratic setup does not believes in following their grey matter. With cases now filed against persons who were unable to produce shells, I tend to be vary.
Let me see if I can procure a bullet puller.
Thanks a lot to your's, sumbriavikramaditya and Shivaji Dasgupta"s advice.
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Pranjal Tripathi

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