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Elmer Keith’s Blown Up Revolver Cylinder is a Classic Reloading Safety Story

What can an old blown up revolver cylinder teach us?

When it’s Elmer Keith’s revolver cylinder, it serves as both a national treasure and a safety warning.

Watch as Ian of Forgotten Weapons examines Elmer Keith’s exploded revolver cylinder.

Elmer Keith is known as the father of the .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum and the great .44 Magnum. This interesting gun fail led him into working on more powerful revolver cartridges.

This revolver cylinder came from Keith’s “kaboomed” .45 Long Colt Single Action Army Revolver. His hot loaded cartridges were just too much for this revolver.

The video gives us a great history lesson and displays a visual red flag: Always be careful when hand loading your own ammunition.

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Elmer Keith’s Blown Up Revolver Cylinder is a Classic Reloading Safety Story