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(The Local)   Nice: Providing wood for public Easter bonfire. Not so nice: With live machine gun ammunition hidden in it   (thelocal.de) divider line 97
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2014-04-22 08:04:19 PM
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What. The. Fark.

What kind of asshole would do something like that?
 
2014-04-22 08:34:14 PM
Germans are crazy about proper engineering. Even their insane people are good at it.
 
2014-04-22 08:45:39 PM
1. That's not hidden and
2. That's about $40 worth of raw materials.

/and it would make a nice suet feeder
 
2014-04-22 08:46:54 PM
The girls, Nane and Charlotte, were climbing on a pile of wood set to be the fire, when they found a 20-centimetre-long branch buried in the heap into which someone had drilled nine holes and inserted machine gun cartridges

Whoops, my bad.
 
2014-04-22 08:52:16 PM
It's obviously a beautiful metaphor for the Easter holiday. Live ammunition emerging from dead wood. It's clear as day and you people have twisted minds for thinking otherwise.
 
2014-04-22 09:52:20 PM
Hey, free bullets.
 
2014-04-22 11:15:03 PM
The girls, Nane and Charlotte, were climbing on a pile of wood set to be the fire,

"Nane"?

"Nane"???
 
2014-04-22 11:17:44 PM

Gyrfalcon: The girls, Nane and Charlotte, were climbing on a pile of wood set to be the fire,

"Nane"?

"Nane"???


Yes and if she had accidentally set them if fit would have been Innane.
 
2014-04-22 11:20:16 PM
♪ And a cartridge in a dead tree...♪
 
2014-04-22 11:23:36 PM
It was due to be lit the next day, potentially igniting the cartridges and causing disaster.

Without a barrel to contain pressure, probably not a  disaster,really.
 
2014-04-22 11:24:40 PM

mutterfark: ♪ And a cartridge in a dead tree...♪


Ok. That's damn funny.
 
2014-04-22 11:25:20 PM
The perp and the cops have seen too many movies. Throwing live rounds in a fire does not have the same effect as firing them from a rifle.

mutterfark: ♪ And a cartridge in a dead tree...♪


Classic.
 
2014-04-22 11:26:09 PM

China White Tea: It was due to be lit the next day, potentially igniting the cartridges and causing disaster.

Without a barrel to contain pressure, probably not a  disaster,really.


But pretty f*cking awesome, nonetheless.
 
2014-04-22 11:32:36 PM
Right.  Random girl randomly crawling over a random pile of wood where,  good lord, a random pile of bullets were found randomly drilled into a random pile of random wood.

Give me a break.  This was a setup from the start, and if you take little miss random into a random room and ask her random questions, she'll break down and tell you daddy was involved.

Ten bucks says the little girls were related to the perps.
 
2014-04-22 11:35:02 PM

Gyrfalcon: The girls, Nane and Charlotte, were climbing on a pile of wood set to be the fire,

"Nane"?

"Nane"???


In German, it's considered a short form of Christiane   http://www.babynames.ch/Info/Name/naNane
While in the Nordic countries it's a variant of "Nanna"
 
2014-04-22 11:39:55 PM

Lsherm: What. The. Fark.

What kind of asshole would do something like that?


My guess with it being Germany? Poland and most of Eastern Europe. Get those tanks ready!
 
2014-04-22 11:43:04 PM
"machine gun" ammo. Next you'll tell us it's ammo for an AK-47.

/well, actually...
 
2014-04-22 11:44:42 PM
How is it machine gun ammo? Do machine guns take special ammo that can't be used in other types of guns of the same caliber?

/Asking for scientific reasons
 
2014-04-22 11:45:12 PM

Lsherm: [img838.imageshack.us image 468x624]

What. The. Fark.

What kind of asshole would do something like that?


Looks like russian surplus ammo. Perhaps 7.62 x 39?

And btw, although it would not be safe if those went off, they would not have anywhere near the velocity they would have if fired from the breech of a rifle. I doubt they would even penetrate flesh.
 
2014-04-22 11:45:14 PM
Hmmmm.. appears to 7.62x54.. yes, some did actually get manufactured for a machine gun. Majority did not.. but, by all means, let's go with machine gun ammo even tho those are obviously not machine gun ammo. And, that's an assault log, too!!!!!


/god damned assault logs, anyhow
//what machine gun ammo might look like...
i630.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-22 11:45:17 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-22 11:45:44 PM
Is there any chance the bullets could have been used in a bolt action or single shot rifle and not a machine gun?  Are they marked machine gun only?
 
2014-04-22 11:46:35 PM

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Lsherm: [img838.imageshack.us image 468x624]

What. The. Fark.

What kind of asshole would do something like that?

Looks like russian surplus ammo. Perhaps 7.62 x 39?

And btw, although it would not be safe if those went off, they would not have anywhere near the velocity they would have if fired from the breech of a rifle. I doubt they would even penetrate flesh.


Well than. Move along, nothing to see here folks.
 
2014-04-22 11:46:55 PM

illannoyin: How is it machine gun ammo? Do machine guns take special ammo that can't be used in other types of guns of the same caliber?

/Asking for scientific reasons


Nope.
 
2014-04-22 11:47:01 PM

TheMega: Hmmmm.. appears to 7.62x54.. yes, some did actually get manufactured for a machine gun. Majority did not.. but, by all means, let's go with machine gun ammo even tho those are obviously not machine gun ammo. And, that's an assault log, too!!!!!


/god damned assault logs, anyhow
//what machine gun ammo might look like...
[i630.photobucket.com image 850x637]


It is a tragedy when people do not get the right names,  maybe one day as a nation we'll all be able to identify the caliber by the sound it makes being fired into a large crowd but sadly due to the liberal opression of gun rights, this day may not come.
 
2014-04-22 11:49:23 PM

TheMega: Hmmmm.. appears to 7.62x54.. yes, some did actually get manufactured for a machine gun. Majority did not.. but, by all means, let's go with machine gun ammo even tho those are obviously not machine gun ammo. And, that's an assault log, too!!!!!


/god damned assault logs, anyhow
//what machine gun ammo might look like...
[i630.photobucket.com image 850x637]


I do think you are correct. Those cases  do look  1.5 cm longer than I originally thought.
 
2014-04-22 11:50:50 PM

TheMega: Hmmmm.. appears to 7.62x54.. yes, some did actually get manufactured for a machine gun. Majority did not.. but, by all means, let's go with machine gun ammo even tho those are obviously not machine gun ammo. And, that's an assault log, too!!!!!


/god damned assault logs, anyhow
//what machine gun ammo might look like...
[i630.photobucket.com image 850x637]


I see what you mean, but the ones in the log don't look like they're rimmed.  The scale of the bark makes it look like .50 cal., like the kind a Barrett rifle would fire.
 
2014-04-22 11:52:13 PM

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Lsherm: [img838.imageshack.us image 468x624]

What. The. Fark.

What kind of asshole would do something like that?

Looks like russian surplus ammo. Perhaps 7.62 x 39?

And btw, although it would not be safe if those went off, they would not have anywhere near the velocity they would have if fired from the breech of a rifle. I doubt they would even penetrate flesh.


Mythbusters showed us that cartridges that get baked off launch their brass at high speeds. But the brass would jam in the wood, leading to who knows what.

Segment suggestion for next time they do a set.
 
2014-04-22 11:53:37 PM
Isn't it true that if you toss bullets in a fire only the shell casings would blow off and the bullets would only fly a few inches?
 
2014-04-22 11:54:00 PM
Not a gun guy but i agree the danger was minimal but still the police had to act especially as it possible  was done to deliberately to go off when the fire was burned,
 
2014-04-22 11:54:42 PM

China White Tea: Without a barrel to contain pressure, probably not a  disaster,really.


Probably not but I wouldn't take a bet to stand next to the fire under the assumption the 'container' was structurally insufficient to propel the bullets in a meaningful way.
 
2014-04-22 11:56:55 PM

wildcardjack: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Lsherm: [img838.imageshack.us image 468x624]

What. The. Fark.

What kind of asshole would do something like that?

Looks like russian surplus ammo. Perhaps 7.62 x 39?

And btw, although it would not be safe if those went off, they would not have anywhere near the velocity they would have if fired from the breech of a rifle. I doubt they would even penetrate flesh.

Mythbusters showed us that cartridges that get baked off launch their brass at high speeds. But the brass would jam in the wood, leading to who knows what.

Segment suggestion for next time they do a set.


I didn't see that episode.  Makes sense though, since the powder is closer to actually "exploding" rather than burning rapidly as from primer ignition.  As I said, they would be very dangerous.

Not so CSB: Many, many years ago, when I drank too much and sometimes did stupid but amusing things, a 357 magnum cartridge found itself in an ashtray of burning alcohol. When it went bang, the case cracked some sheetrock and the bullet penetrated the wall opposite.
 
JVD
2014-04-22 11:59:23 PM

Easy Reader: TheMega: Hmmmm.. appears to 7.62x54.. yes, some did actually get manufactured for a machine gun. Majority did not.. but, by all means, let's go with machine gun ammo even tho those are obviously not machine gun ammo. And, that's an assault log, too!!!!!


/god damned assault logs, anyhow
//what machine gun ammo might look like...
[i630.photobucket.com image 850x637]

I see what you mean, but the ones in the log don't look like they're rimmed.  The scale of the bark makes it look like .50 cal., like the kind a Barrett rifle would fire.


That's an 8" log, probably just .223. And the whole "averted disaster" line is a bunch of bullshiat. The bullet isn't going to go anywhere since the case isn't contained, it'll probably blow case apart.
 
2014-04-23 12:03:21 AM
Heh... "machine gun cartridges". I guess it sound more ominous, though, than 'surplus Soviet-era ammo.'

Anything to get a click.
 
2014-04-23 12:03:25 AM
 
2014-04-23 12:03:27 AM
Still glad I didn't roast a marshmallow on this one.
 
2014-04-23 12:04:55 AM
I Beltslain? WTH?
 
2014-04-23 12:05:43 AM

Tymast: TheMega: Hmmmm.. appears to 7.62x54.. yes, some did actually get manufactured for a machine gun. Majority did not.. but, by all means, let's go with machine gun ammo even tho those are obviously not machine gun ammo. And, that's an assault log, too!!!!!


/god damned assault logs, anyhow
//what machine gun ammo might look like...
[i630.photobucket.com image 850x637]

It is a tragedy when people do not get the right names,  maybe one day as a nation we'll all be able to identify the caliber by the sound it makes being fired into a large crowd but sadly due to the liberal opression of gun rights, this day may not come.


The sound the round makes fired out of the gun depends only upon the load and the gun it's fired out of.
Doesn't really matter much where it goes.
It's actually pretty hard to id ammo just from the sound anyway. I can tell pistol from rifle, of course but more than that is pretty tricky.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-23 12:11:46 AM
A lot of people are looking at this bullet log, and saying it ain't shiat, but would anyone want to be around it when the fire starts?

grimlock1972: Not a gun guy but i agree the danger was minimal but still the police had to act especially as it possible  was done to deliberately to go off when the fire was burned,


Yeah, people don't pull good-hearted Easter fire pranks by tossing huge bullets into the fire anonymously.

It isn't a matter of someone being seriously hurt, or worse; it's a matter of of someone being seriously hurt on purpose.
 
2014-04-23 12:16:11 AM
IDK, but as a kid me and my brother found was what we thought was a empty .22 shell and lit the empty on fire with a lighter. The primer flew off and went into a sheet of drywall.
/Craped my pants that day
 
2014-04-23 12:26:31 AM
jokideo.com
 
2014-04-23 12:36:57 AM
It's hard to tell the scale from the photo.  It's almost like they didn't want us to figure out what it really is.

img.fark.net

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-23 12:37:46 AM
Let's not forget that if this log had made it into the fire, when these rounds' propellant ignited, it would have done so in the middle of a pile of burning wood. So rather than slugs spraying out like they were fired from a machine gun, we instead have an expanding cloud of burning wood fragments...
 
2014-04-23 12:45:12 AM

Mithiwithi: Let's not forget that if this log had made it into the fire, when these rounds' propellant ignited, it would have done so in the middle of a pile of burning wood. So rather than slugs spraying out like they were fired from a machine gun, we instead have an expanding cloud of burning wood fragments...


thehappygal.com

Page 17.
 
2014-04-23 12:48:42 AM

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: It's actually pretty hard to id ammo just from the sound

Gunny Highway disapproves.


/ I think that log could hold the brass enough to launch a bullet
//As said upthread, I wouldn't take that bet
///Good they found it, could have been much worse, the SS had some nasty log bombs...SABOTAGE!

 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-23 12:56:51 AM

DarkVader: It's hard to tell the scale from the photo.  It's almost like they didn't want us to figure out what it really is.

[img.fark.net image 468x624]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x430]


I'm not an expert here, but it is resting on what appears so be a wicker table.  Each woven piece is about 1/4", and while it's hard for me to count, it seems that the cut wood piece rests on 3.5" to 4", giving it that loose diameter.  Whatever the bullet in your lower picture that is leftmost would appear to be an accurate representation of the rough size of the bullets placed in the wood.
 
2014-04-23 12:57:57 AM

China White Tea: It was due to be lit the next day, potentially igniting the cartridges and causing disaster.

Without a barrel to contain pressure, probably not a  disaster,really.


Haven't bullets gone off in an oven? A disaster would be one of those hitting someone.. I think disaster was a good word.
 
2014-04-23 01:00:46 AM

DarkVader: It's hard to tell the scale from the photo.  It's almost like they didn't want us to figure out what it really is.


It's Obama's most devious work since Sandy Hook. Thanks for letting us know.
 
2014-04-23 01:02:59 AM
Is it bad that I'd be willing to display that as an art/conversation piece around the house?
 
2014-04-23 01:20:53 AM
Those bullets look like they belong to a ghost 30 caliber magazine AK-47 Assault Glock!
 
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