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  • Failure to reload right away increasess rusting and makes a misfire or hangfire more likely due to moisture if you wait to reload.

    How many of you guys stick like religion to this ritual when hunting with a muzzleloader: First thing you do after you shoot you

  • A Frenchman aimed his musket at Sharpe, pulled the trigger and was rewarded with a hangfire as the powder in the pan caught fire, but did not set off the charge inside the barrel.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • The right hand should be held in this manner so it will not be injured in the event of a hangfire.

    FM 23-5: Chapter 4. - STOPPAGES & IMMEDIATE ACTION

  • Normally, the firer will instinctively apply immediate action which in most instances reduces the stoppage even when caused by a hangfire or misfire.

    FM 23-5: Chapter 4. - STOPPAGES & IMMEDIATE ACTION

  • If it's less than a couple years old, I doubt it's bad, but that could happen with very heavy use. hangfire

    Ubuntu Forums

  • Richmond tossed a charge onto a hangfire - an area that didn't release after a previous detonation - above Alpine Lift on Friday.

    billingsgazette.com

  • Guns N 'Roses' album Chinese Democracy has taken the poodle rock band more than a decade to produce, lead singer Axel Rose has fired every other original band member over the years, and the MAFIAA music labels have thrown millions of dollars at the long hangfire effort that they might eventually recoup only if the album goes multi-platinum like a rocket.

    The Inquirer

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  • noun. The delay of a gun firing or explosives detonating.

    June 10, 2015