askance77 (askance77) wrote in library_mofo,

What ELSE will I find when I finally have time to de-hoard this library.

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.


I'm taking it home so my husband can dismantle and discharge it.
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February 10 2014, 17:13:45 UTC 2 months ago

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.


February 10 2014, 17:17:00 UTC 2 months ago


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.


February 10 2014, 17:23:45 UTC 2 months ago

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.


February 10 2014, 17:32:05 UTC 2 months ago

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!


February 10 2014, 17:35:17 UTC 2 months ago

If he's been in the Army for 20 years then he should know that there's no need to take it apart?


February 13 2014, 20:17:05 UTC 2 months ago

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.


February 13 2014, 20:35:55 UTC 2 months ago

I'm sure that doesn't usually apply to activities with potential for removing fingers or causing other maiming injuries.


February 13 2014, 20:49:17 UTC 2 months ago

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.


February 18 2014, 19:00:48 UTC 2 months ago

*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.)


February 10 2014, 17:38:04 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  February 10 2014, 17:39:15 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


February 12 2014, 22:27:04 UTC 2 months ago



February 18 2014, 00:18:17 UTC 2 months ago

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.