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Have you ever experienced/witnessed a chainfire?

Yes, experienced or witnessed a chainfire
9 (29%)
No, never experienced or witnessed a chainfire
21 (67.7%)
Don't believe they really happen
0 (0%)
No opinion
1 (3.2%)

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Author Topic: Attacking the "chainfire myth"  (Read 2897 times)

Offline mike116

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2017, 04:53:42 AM »
A cylinder with a cap on it is entirely different than an uncapped cylinder.    I could imagine an the flash making it's way through an uncapped cylinder.   I just don't see it happening with a cap that stays intact on the nipple.

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2017, 06:51:03 AM »
Got ya Richard. One additional cylinder going off can still be considered a chain fire then.

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2017, 10:23:26 AM »
   I could imagine an the flash making it's way through an uncapped cylinder.

I can't. I've tried to make it happen short of packing the nipple full of powder and couldn't do it.

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2017, 03:47:32 AM »
Hi, where a chainfire doesn't matter much:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5YB6dwl9rU

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2017, 08:24:59 AM »
Hi, not chainfire, but another firearm issue, detonation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhFjpqRP6yE

I have heard of smokeless powder squip loads doing this, but never have seen it occur in a BP revolver.

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2017, 10:05:25 AM »
AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Chamber, Chamber, not cylinder   *9+
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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2017, 04:52:03 PM »
AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Chamber, Chamber, not cylinder   *9+

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2017, 05:27:35 PM »
Agree  (7+" (7+"

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2017, 06:43:34 PM »
Hi, not chainfire, but another firearm issue, detonation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhFjpqRP6yE

I have heard of smokeless powder squip loads doing this, but never have seen it occur in a BP revolver.

Regards,
Richard

Interesting video. I have never seen detonation happen in person but have heard of it. He gives as good an explanation as anyone of what could cause it.

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Re: Attacking the "chainfire myth"
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2017, 11:51:37 PM »
Saw on YouTube where someone intentionally loaded .445 s  into a 1860 Army without grease for the intentional purpose of provoking a chainfire.  This provocateur got it.  Maincharge and both ajacent chambers went.

Fun to see.