Live 44 magnum Bullet stuck in survival knife

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  1. eman2013

    eman2013 New Member

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    I have a survival knife that holds 4 bullets in the sheath.

    I had inserted a LIVE 44 magnum round into the compartment FACE UP.

    Why, because it was making noise shaking around in case you may be wondering.

    OK so know the live round is stuck.

    So HOW would be the best way to remove the live round, and keep the sheath in tact?

    Considering the round would be facing in the same direction (UP towards my hand if I try to remove it.

    I can fit an L shaped ALLEN KEY beneath it, but BEFORE I risk blowing my arm and face off, I thought I would get some feedback, and this appears to be a knowledgeable board.
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I am just guessing a pair of pliers and grab the bullet and begin working it out. Just don't try to put anything under it and the primer will be fine. If it is tight in the sheath it could be dangerous. Pics would help.
  3. eman2013

    eman2013 New Member

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    that worked, thanks!
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome, and welcome to the forum.
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    post moved to [ask the pro's what it's worth]
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    I'm having a hard time visualizing the scene of the mishap and just how and where the cartridge was stuck.
  7. eman2013

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    Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum Revolver Is New In Box.

    This Revolver Is In Excellent Condition And Features A Six Round Fluted Cylinder Chambered For The .44 Magnum Round, Fixed Ramp Front Sight, Adjustable Rear Sight,

    Hard Black Rubber Grips With Black Medallions, 6.5 Inch Barrel, With Single Action Configuration.

    Barrel Has Roll Marked Gold Inlay “50 Years Of .44 Magnum”.

    This Ruger Was Produced In 2006 And Test Fired At The Factory By Technician Harry Fabozzi 10-5-2006.

    The Barrel Has Six Right Hand Grooves With A One In Twenty Inch Twist.

    Any estimate on what this is worth?

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  8. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    I will let the pro's tell you what it is worth. I have that same gun and it is accurate and fun to shoot.
  9. ozo

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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    I would not sell it, so it doesn't matter
    what the value is.
    I will say $500-$600 and you may get an
    extra $100 these days.....
    It's not really that special to have the engraving
    on this gun.....it's a standard model 00867-465
    blued gun......worth way more to keep and shoot
    than to sell because it has a somewhat 'commemorative
    value' just because it denotes the year .44 came to be.
    I am no 'special' collector....so this is just my opinion.....
    I have a couple of them and I shoot them. The value
    is in the sweetness of the gun in hand. I load them hot
    and heavy, and this Ruger takes ALL I give it, and that is
    the value.....make sense to you ?
    It is also the reason I have so many like it......
    I test my reloads in these Ruger SA's before I ever attempt
    firing the same rounds in my others.[S&W,Taurus,Uberti, Heritage,...etc]
    I do test in my T/C barrels as well, but hold the same value of
    safety between them.
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    I still would like to see pics.....

    I had two .243's stuck in my .22 model 317
    and was wondering if it was similar.
    A friend of mine had a bear grylls stuck in an old hickory
    but he said his wife finally freed it.
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  11. eman2013

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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    I have two others, one is scoped, and by far the most fun to shoot. This one appears to be new and only test shot.

    When you say test for reloads, do you mean that after you make your own rounds, these revolvers are the ones you test. Why is this? Is it because the back of the gun will not blow off or something in case you packed too much powder into the brass? :D
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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    Rugers are hell-for-strong. If he makes a - 45 Colt, for example - load that is an overload, and shoots it in a Blackhawk, it will just kick the hell out of him. Then he can think, "Hmmm. Probably need to not load them THAT hot anymore". If he had shot them in his Uberti, it could have damaged the gun.

    Rugers can be damaged. It just takes being really really stupid.

    Curious, though. You have that gun's picture in two threads, and in one of 'em the gun is listed on the evil auction site. Is it your gun, or one you are thinking about buying?
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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    While I agree Ruger makes strong revolvers it is wrong to say it as you have above. Even the Super Blackhawks can be damaged, even from improper reloading. And the new Ruger Vaquero are much weaker, made for light loads in Cowboy shooting games.

    You made it sound as if every Ruger revolver is so strong that it's almost impossible for them to blow, not true at all.

    I would hate for a novice to read what you said and then be harmed.
    Here's some talk and pictures about a guy that thought his Ruger could handle his "overloads".
    http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=112820&highlight=

    A picture of another.
    [​IMG]
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  14. eman2013

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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    Yes this gun is now mine.

    What do you mean about the evil gun auction site?

    Is there something the matter with *** ******?
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  15. eman2013

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    Re: Ruger New Model Blackhawk .44 Magnum

    Thanks for the additional perspective.

    It appears intuitive judgement and heuristics must be well understood in these matters. Heuristic means to discover through trial and error. when heuristics fail, our judgement suffers. Heuristic judgments tend to err in uncertain situations.

    The good news is that heuristic judgment tends to err in a consistent manner. The judgments are biased, meaning, wrong in the same way over and over again. This makes it possible to predict when judgments may fail and how.

    I value the experience and knowledge this forum provides. Good forums are hard to find, I am blessed to have found this one relative to firearms.
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