Can I just first say how much I hate going through 20 years worth of airgun magazines at 2.30am, looking for one particular picture.....
Anyway, I thought that a self explanatory picture might help give you an understanding of just how dangerous the use of pure oxygen can be. In this instance, the gun being used was a Theoben Rapid 7 pre-charged air rifle.
Apparently, the owner allowed another person to fill their rifle for them, and that person filled the rifle with pure oxygen, rather than air.
When the rifle was fired, the valve was blown out of the bottle neck, the mechanism blown out of the rifle (splitting the side walls of the receiver), the scope was heavily oxidised, and the wooden stock charred.
As I understand it, the owner survived the blast, but spent four days in intensive care and in simple terms, is lucky to be alive.
You'll have to excuse the poor quality of the pictures, but my scanner is bust, so this was taken with a camera at 2.30am under artificial light, so not the best circumstances.....
It's just like a battle zone, you got a bottle and you're on your own.
Gotta be a Scotch or a Kamikaze, none of those other weapons will faze me.
Hundred, hundred, hundred bottles on the wall, you wonder if you can drink them all.
Got to go home by 1am, the bottle wins the battle again.
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