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#1 68coupe

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:40 PM

OK folks. this isn't directly related to Thompsons, but here goes. I have an antique .32 auto pistol that ruptured a case leaving the bullet lodged in the barrel. I need advise on how to remove it without damaging the barrel. On top of that the barrel bushing is stuck to the barrel, making it impossible to remove the slide. MAB Model D. Any suggestions are appreciated.

 

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:12 PM

A brass rod and a hammer. Tap it out.
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:32 PM

sounds like you also have a bulge barrel to prevent removing bbl. bushing, just sayn


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:29 PM

Narrow-flute exact bore-size long drill bit. Worst case scenario if it's super-stuck.

 

Lots of grease, go very slowly.  Phil

 

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 01:26 PM

Finally got the pistol apart. I used a large, and I mean LARGE C-clamp to dislodge the slide/bbl bushing. The bbl is indeed bulged. NOS one on the way. What a pain. Going to try to remove the slug anyway, just to inspect the internal damage. No way in hell I'll ever reuse it. I figure I'm lucky it didn't blow up in my hand.

 

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