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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Originally posted by The Armourer The Armourer wrote:

How about a Charger full of 303, penetrated by a 7.92 ?

The original is in a WW1 period book in a French Museum.



I like reading about or listening to the tells of how stuff like that happened. 


It is amazing some of the stories - but considering the millions of rounds fired there had to be some 'lucky' soldiers around (on both sides)

There was a lot of speculation that it was a 'set-up' job until someone remembered they had seen the photo in a book in a museum in France - the book was dated within the WW1 period - of course it could have been 'set up' at the time.



Peter Laidler has commented on a rifle in the Warminster small arms museum, this has a 303 bullet half way up the barrel, and a Mauser bullet half way down the barrel - talk about timing !!
An inch up / down / left / right and it would have been a 'head shot'.
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I think there's an M1 carbine at Aberdeen with a similar thing a bullet wedged in the muzzle blocked by another one exiting.
Its true though if you fire enough rounds once in a while something happens.
I once shot a horsefly, at 1000 yds, over the X ring, with an iron-sighted Ruger 10-22!
I had that target with a piece of packing taps holding the bits down for years till it disintegrated.
We went to paste targets & I saw it & remarked, the others there were laughing about it till I nonchalantly said:
"Yeah, it was driving me crazy buzzing back & forth, the hardest part was the timing"!
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My dad would take my Crossman 760 Power Master pellet rifle and shoot at match sticks. Without shooting the the tip off,he would light the matches...
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I have a copy of the French Newspaper that has that photo in it. The "la Mirroir". The newspapers were leather bound into volumes. There are some interesting articles and photos. I have also seen a photo of the same clip with English wording; so the image was obviously shared.
I expect the bullet was fired from long range and near the end of it's useful flight; a Mauser bullet will normally go through 10mm of steel at close range.

I have only ever had one great shot like that of Goosic. But at 50 metres. A friend showed me a .45 round that he had crushed slightly while reloading. So we decided to put it in the centre of a C50 target with primer facing out. I shot 5 sighting rounds into a second target with the CZ455 .22 toped with a Tasco scope. Then got him to use the spotting scope to watch the .45 bullet. The first attempt must have hit the primer because it blew the bullet apart and left a shredded hole in the target. My friend was impressed; but I knew it was a very lucky shot. But a wise man knows when to stop!
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I have a French Lebel bayonet and standard with matching numbers that show a bullet strike.
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This is the photo from the French Newspaper. Can't remember the date as the volumes are not handy at the moment.
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oh - there you go , new challenge to be sure , alignment will be everything me thinks , 
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Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:



This is the photo from the French Newspaper. Can't remember the date as the volumes are not handy at the moment.


If you do get the chance to look at the newspaper dates I'd be very grateful so I can add the info to the 'library' and save it with the pictures.
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Anyone else notice that the 5th bullet has been lost from the clip!
Probably nudged out by the bullet.
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I was thinking that myself...
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nudged out with a fair dent i recon , 
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