Please don't lecture me on this or whatever I know Ive almost died or could have been seriously wounded from this. This only happened a few days ago. I thank god I walked away with not even a scratch. This gun no longer has its original barrel. My father and a friend of mine say just to keep it as is just as a reminder. Its such a shame this happened to this 1919 Colt Army Special. It needs a new barrel thats for sure... I don't think its worth fixing as now its lost its value as a gun and well I hate having a gun I can't shoot I don't own safe queens. Such a damn shame a Colt Army Special in decent shape is toast now!