Once I had a customer come in with a shattered Weatherby Mk V rifle. The stock around the action/magazine area was splintered, totally trashed out. The action looked OK, but the magazine box was bulged out.
"Can you fix it?" he asked.
I explained that his best bet was to have Weatherby take a look at it, but he wasn't sure if he trusted Weatherby.
"It said 270 on the barrel, so I bought 270 ammunition at XXXXX, and the first time I fired it, it did this!"
I felt sorry for the guy. Somebody sold him the rifle, and didn't explain to him about the type of ammunition it required.
To this day, it amazes me that when he chambered a 270 Winchester round, somehow or another it ended up going off when he pulled the trigger.
We were both embarrassed as I explained what had happened.
Edited by charlesb (09/28/15 03:43 PM)
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