Saw 3 bullets caught up in the chamber
When one round of ammunition fails to eject from the chamber it becomes jammed. This is known as a “stovepipe” or a “failure to eject (FTE)” jam. When another is loaded from the magazine into the already jammed chamber, it makes the problem worse until the firearm fails to get back into battery and fire. When this happens to someone wielding a firearm and they open the action to see if they can clear the jam, the sight of a “stovepipe” is typically the sight of “…3 bullets caught up in the chamber.” The stovepipe or failure to eject jam is one of the worst possible jams, especially in automatic firearms like the Mac-10.
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