Oil in the bore before shooting

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Re: Oil in the bore before shooting

Post by TassieTiger » 18 Mar 2019, 11:56 am

bladeracer wrote:
Blr243 wrote:I was once talking to a Vietnam veteran about oil in the bore and obstructions generally. He told me that once on duty in the scrub he found an enemy dead not from an enemy bullet but from his own rifle exploding in his face


Didn't the US drop lots of doctored ammunition in the field knowing the enemy would collect it and blow their own rifles up?


Bloody hell - I’ve watched a lot of Vietnam movies and been to countless gatherings etc - I’ve heard some absolute horror stories, but never this one - not that it would surprise me.
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Re: Oil in the bore before shooting

Post by bladeracer » 18 Mar 2019, 12:06 pm

TassieTiger wrote:Bloody hell - I’ve watched a lot of Vietnam movies and been to countless gatherings etc - I’ve heard some absolute horror stories, but never this one - not that it would surprise me.


I knew a Vietnam vet and they would often "accidentally" drop doctored grenades when on patrol knowing the enemy were watching them and would collect them. Fitted with booby-trap fuses so they detonate as soon as the lever is released, no time delay.
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