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Found a bullet in my desk drawer. Yup. My co-worker tells me it has been there over a year and was originally found in the coffee room where we keep food. Oookay. Why not dispose of it properly? Unless the previous director was keeping a collection of weird things found here? That would be amusing if they were humorous items. Bullets are not humorous.

YIKES.

I'm taking it home so my husband can dismantle and discharge it.

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lurkerwisp
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
Please don't try to disassemble a cartridge unless you're also skilled at reloading. That's a bad idea.

It's perfectly safe to just leave it as it is. It can't hurt anyone unless the primer is struck. Leaving it in a desk drawer is okay, dismantling it is not.
theidolhands
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
This.

I have a box of fifty something year old bullets, I've fired ones much older with no unexpected repercussions.

As a kid I'd keep something like that in a treasure box.
lurkerwisp
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I have quite a lot of surplus ammo. Sure it's from the Cold War, but it's perfectly safe to just sit in its box until I get to use it.

More than that though, without the right tools it's very dangerous to disassemble ammunition.
askance77
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
We've got the right tools at home. Hubs has been in the Army for 20 years, so there isn't too much to be worried about on that end!
lurkerwisp
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
If he's been in the Army for 20 years then he should know that there's no need to take it apart?
glhansen
Feb. 13th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
He also probably knows that if the wife wants it taken apart, then it doesn't matter that there's no need to take it apart.
lurkerwisp
Feb. 13th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that doesn't usually apply to activities with potential for removing fingers or causing other maiming injuries.
glhansen
Feb. 13th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
Even if something did go wrong, I wouldn't expect anything as serious as removing fingers or maiming injuries. They need to be in a gun to be particularly dangerous.

black_rider
Feb. 18th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
*snicker* Trufax. There is no logic nor recourse to reality involved when Wife Wants Something Done.
(Disclaimer: I am a wife, and I am being mostly sarcastic.)
theidolhands
Feb. 10th, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ah, if only we could dismantle explosive people as easily~ *psychologically speaking

I hope he also puts you at ease that you were in no immediate harm, even if the item was personally offensive.

There's certainly nothing wrong with removing it from a public library though. Cheers

Edited at 2014-02-10 05:39 pm (UTC)
calzephyr77
Feb. 12th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Weirdsville!!
unhipster
Feb. 18th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
We found some teeth in the house we're renting, but we threw them away. I might have kept a bullet, I don't think a bullet is just gonna go off on it's own.
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