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I'm slightly confused about this.

Can a replica 9mm blank firer be loaded with normal real 9mm bullets and fire them? It said somthing on the news about them having to be "converted" to fire them, but I don't really get it.

Anyone explain?
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I'm slightly confused about this.

Can a replica 9mm blank firer be loaded with normal real 9mm bullets and fire them? It said somthing on the news about them having to be "converted" to fire them, but I don't really get it.

Anyone explain?
blank firers need blanks.

normal bullets can be used if the blank guns are converted somehow (im not sure of the details)
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blank firers need blanks.

normal bullets can be used if the blank guns are converted somehow (im not sure of the details)
Thats the part thats a bit hazy. A blank 9mm bullet is exacly like a 9mm bullet dimention-wise - so why wouldn't it fire a live round?
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Thats the part thats a bit hazy. A blank 9mm bullet is exacly like a 9mm bullet dimention-wise - so why wouldn't it fire a live round?
theres no live bullet, its just gunpowder and a bit on the end (where the actual bullet would be) that doesnt really cause harm (unless youre close).

i think its cardboard or something.
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theres no live bullet, its just gunpowder and a bit on the end (where the actual bullet would be) that doesnt really cause harm (unless youre close).

i think its cardboard or something.
Yeah, It's tissue paper apparently. But we're going round in circles if it can fire paper, why not a live round? anyone? lol
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Yeah, It's tissue paper apparently. But we're going round in circles if it can fire paper, why not a live round? anyone? lol
something to do with hte amount of gunpoweder? also, the tissue is quite malleable so it can bend with the barrel, whereas a solid bullet cannot ?

tbh im not quite sure.
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maybe to do with the rifling of the barrel?
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If you were to place a live round in a blank firer for example a M92F 8mm semi-automatic Berretta produced by Brunei, you would probably blow your hand off. Blank firers are made of only hardened metal not gun metal. Not only that if you were to look closely down the barrel you would find it is not hollow and a live round cannot enter. If it was hollow you'd essentially have a live firing weapon.
Most blanks that can easily be bought in the UK are dischargless, they are lound, make sparks and smoke, but no more.

Hope that answers your question.
Oh and never play with live firing weapons, you might just shoot yourself.
Also don't play Russian Roulette, cause it works.
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i thought this thread was about something much different
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i thought this thread was about something much different
Hehe.. I can read your mind.
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Hehe.. I can read your mind.
yes lol i dont usually post things like that, but it seemed to obvious what it was about...
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yes lol i dont usually post things like that, but it seemed to obvious what it was about...
I think I just watched Shanghai Noon where they were talking about stuff like that. I don't post stuff like that too.. but this one was too tempting. Okay we should close the topic here before it changes to that. Hehe.
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I think I just watched Shanghai Noon where they were talking about stuff like that. I don't post stuff like that too.. but this one was too tempting. Okay we should close the topic here before it changes to that. Hehe.
yes i agree. lol i dont know anything about blank shooting or w/e. Opps! that sounded even worse lol.
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If you were to place a live round in a blank firer for example a M92F 8mm semi-automatic Berretta produced by Brunei, you would probably blow your hand off. Blank firers are made of only hardened metal not gun metal. Not only that if you were to look closely down the barrel you would find it is not hollow and a live round cannot enter. If it was hollow you'd essentially have a live firing weapon.
Most blanks that can easily be bought in the UK are dischargless, they are lound, make sparks and smoke, but no more.

Hope that answers your question.
Oh and never play with live firing weapons, you might just shoot yourself.
Also don't play Russian Roulette, cause it works.
Quite agree with the above, the "white metal" can't take the force of a live round even if you were to drill out the plug in the blank firing barrel.

So they still sell the 8mm berrettas then. sold mine years ago when I left school. Wonder what it's being used for now? £50 for the weapon and £10 per 100 rounds was very steep for an A-Level student without a job!
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Quite agree with the above, the "white metal" can't take the force of a live round even if you were to drill out the plug in the blank firing barrel.

So they still sell the 8mm berrettas then. sold mine years ago when I left school. Wonder what it's being used for now? £50 for the weapon and £10 per 100 rounds was very steep for an A-Level student without a job!
here's a did you know...
If you ever buy an old gun for some reason that dates back to the 40s or 30s, you should always have it checked by a gun expert before firing it. (this is more relevant to amercans where you can own handguns). Especially if it has a Nazi marking on it.
The reason? The Nazis put a lot of Jews to work in gun and ammo factories, and they soon figured out how to 'mis manufacture' the weapons so that when they were fired a few times they would end up blowing their hand/own head off.
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dont blank bullets have the ends pushed in to a cross type shape? got some upstairs,

basically a blank firing gun just ejects the shell like a proper gun,
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I'm slightly confused about this.

Can a replica 9mm blank firer be loaded with normal real 9mm bullets and fire them? It said somthing on the news about them having to be "converted" to fire them, but I don't really get it.

Anyone explain?

Its pretty irrelevant anyway. Replica guns with blanks in them will kill at close range. If anybody has seen the film 'snatch' where Vinny Jones realises the black guys have replicas, in the real world if they would have used them from that range, it would have killed good old Vinny.
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maybe to do with the rifling of the barrel?
doubt it.
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dont blank bullets have the ends pushed in to a cross type shape? got some upstairs,

basically a blank firing gun just ejects the shell like a proper gun,
if ones held against someones head the high pressure gas coming out of the barrel will kill someone anyway.
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i thought this thread was about something much different
lol, me too!

low sperm counts, anyone!?

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