Video: .500 Smith & Wesson Experiences Catastrophic Failure With Enigmatic Cause


So, this video of a gun blowing up after being shot has the internet stumped, and we want to figure out what’s going on.

The video shows a .500 Smith & Wesson burst into pieces after being fired, and nobody seems to have a clear understanding as to what caused this malfunction. It seems after watching the video, as if there was some sort of timing issue inside the gun or a blockage somewhere in the barrel.

The post includes plenty of photos for your own investigation, so feel free to offer your thoughts. One thing we’re certain about however, is how lucky this guy is for not getting injured when the gun blows up in his hands:

Here are more photos of the firearm:

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