Originally Posted by CCHolderinMaine
Really? I always wonder what the story is with the gun torture tests that pull them out of mud or peanut butter or some other crazy substance, shake it off, work the action a couple times, and then empty a mag.? The poster here might've toasted his barrel by something as simple as overzealous lubrication. Yet a mud puddle poses no threat? When I bought my Mosin, I cleaned the cosmoline pretty well, but in no way did I think I could possibly pop the barrel by not perfectly removing all of it?
It is all in perspective. I just had a revolver where I stuck 3 bullets into the barrel with no damage and had to drill them out, and then I have seen shotguns explode due to mud in the barrel. Then, I have read where barrels have been damaged due to over oiling and then trying to fire them. It would be nice to know what caused the barrel to bulge.