Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:05:21 PM
at that range most of the gas pressure from the blank must have missed, even a blank at that range can be really nasty, the fact that he was'nt bleeding after that proves it just came close....they need a shot of the beret that got blown off...bet theres some holes in it...
Saturday, February 26, 2011 5:04:27 PM
Number43, actually Gord is half-right.
Though the discharge was from the soldier behind him, the cause was still a slam fire. Evident through the fact that the discharge was timed perfectly with the bolts closing in unison. It is a common problem in cheaper AK's, due most likely to an incorrectly installed or loose firing pin. It is also extremely prevalent in AK`s that people try to make full auto by polishing the trigger group, which is fun because they slam fire and don`t stop until they run out of ammo.
They are being cycled manually because most blanks don`t throw out enough pressure to fully force the gas piston (and thus the bolt) for enough back to extract the previous and cycle the next round.
Oh the fun things you learn with a Yugo SKS, blanks, and Potato Rifle Grenades.