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accidental discharge

ltcdotyltcdoty Member Posts: 4,099 ✭✭✭
edited April 2019 in General Discussion
We had an AD in our rifle range shed . An older disabled gentleman with his son . The older gent was shooting a lever action deer rifle from his wheel chair. He was bringing the rifle up to shoot and as he did he apparently cocked the hammer and it slipped and fired the rifle through the lower front wall. Only he and his son were on the range....I give him credit for calling and reporting the incident and offered to pay for damages.

My question is..on older lever action rifles, or new ones for that matter, Winchester or Marlin...if you start to cock the hammer and it slips from under your thumb, will the rifle fire?

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  • wpageabcwpageabc Member Posts: 8,968
    edited November -1
    It will fire on a winchester. Marlin has a safety on the lever where it shouldn't fire unless the lever is held in...
    "What is truth?'
  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 11,797 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If it was scoped then he should have a hammer spur on it. If not then it is a pretty common scenario.
  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 8,967 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I applaud his honesty.

    We recently had (locally- about 10 miles away) ) a little 2 year old Girl struck in the back of the head by a ricochet off her swingset.

    The Coward hid. After extensive interviews of all the surrounding neighbors and houses, a young boy volunteered that his Dad had been shooting, had shot a metal pole and it ricocheted off.


    Would not want to be him in our local Jail. He is going to get his * handed to him. More than once.

    Should have come forward with the truth from the get go.

    I applaude the Gentleman for coming forward in an awkward and embarrasing situation.

    No one is Perfect.

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  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 23,820 ******
    edited November -1
    Negligent discharge.
  • lt496lt496 Member Posts: 128
    edited November -1
    +1 for calling it what is was...negligent discharge.

    Unless a firearm literally goes off by itself, it isn't an accident, it is negligence.
    "Freedom is not for the timid" III% BFYTW
  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 8,967 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Still had the Honesty to report himself, when no one else was around.

    That speaks to character.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • lt496lt496 Member Posts: 128
    edited November -1
    Still had the Honesty to report himself, when no one else was around.

    That speaks to character.

    Absolutely. Likely most would have slunk off without a word.
    "Freedom is not for the timid" III% BFYTW
  • Aztngundoc22Aztngundoc22 Member Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    OK :

    Remember the 5 (or more) Basic Firearms Safety Rules :

    Hence :

    There is No such thing as an A/D , Some-one violated at least one of the basic safety rules !!!1

    Thanks !!!
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  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    OK :

    Remember the 5 (or more) Basic Firearms Safety Rules :

    Hence :

    There is No such thing as an A/D , Some-one violated at least one of the basic safety rules !!!1

    Thanks !!!

    +1000000

    We as kids got them hammered into our heads.
    And we learned the lever action guns were the most dangerous guns. The very action
    of working the lever puts the gun into a fire ready state with a finger near the trigger.
  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 63,758 ******
    edited November -1
    jimdeere wrote:
    Negligent discharge.

    Exactly.
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  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,580 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    ? and I thought this was a medical problem. :D
    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    wpageabc wrote:
    It will fire on a winchester. Marlin has a safety on the lever where it shouldn't fire unless the lever is held in...
    IIRC it is still possible for a Marlin to fire if the hammer is thumb cocked and the hammer slips.
  • wiplashwiplash Member Posts: 7,537
    edited November -1
    As replied above...There's no such thing as an "accidental Discharge".
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