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Old 04-29-2003, 01:48 PM
MaxTheVool MaxTheVool is offline
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Finger in gun barrel

In an action novel I read many years ago, the good guy thwarted the bad guy by sticking his finger into the barrel of the bad guy's gun, causing the gun to explode when the bad guy pulled the trigger (this did cost the good guy his finger). In a somewhat similar scene (on a different scale), Indiana Jones stuffs a rock down the barrel of a tank gun in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, again causing the gun to explode.

Is either scenario possible? Why or why not?



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