Well, solve one problem and up jumps another. Serves me right for shooting what's probably 40+ year old ammo in my antique Colt 1903 "Hammerless". On the second or third round today I noticed just a pop and the case didn't eject. I was right away suspicious of a squib, and sure enough, after dropping the magazine and ejecting the spent casing I couldn't see light through the barrel. The slug stopped about an inch into the barrel. When I got home I cut a piece of 1/4" aluminum rod I had laying around to about a 5 inch length and set the barrel up in the vice like this: The breech end of the barrel is padded with a piece of leather. The aluminum rod is inserted in the muzzle end. Squeezing down on the vice popped the squibbed bullet right out: Lucky thing I noticed the problem. That old Colt has been in the family for about 100 years. It would have been a shame to blow the barrel and slide, not to mention the damage it could have done to my hide. So I went out and bought some new ammo for it. I haven't decided how to dispose of the old stuff, but I'm definitely not going to shoot it in anything.