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hannism

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« on: January 18, 2006, 11:29:50 PM »
I was just reading something online, and it seems that the old mafia believed that if you coated lead bullets with garlic juice, that if a bullet hit the blood stream it would poison the victim.

is there any truth to this, or is it an urban legend?
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 11:38:37 PM »
Not sure about that, but I read where Israeli agents used mercury in bullets to cause people to go septic when shot.  That could well be urban myth too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 11:40:11 PM »
i would think the any liquid on a bullet would be spun/boiled off

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 11:50:08 PM »
That was only for use against vampires.  :roll:

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 11:51:27 PM »
Quote from: xWEHRMACHTx
i would think the any liquid on a bullet would be spun/boiled off


Actually, what you do is first put the mercury in, then you cover the mercury with a layer of solder.  The real reason you do that though, is for explosive expansion.  Instead of having an air cavity and an empty nose with hollow points, you've got a cavity of liquid metal which, when the bullet expands, is going to have much more 'guaranteed' expansion.

At least, that's what the guy who taught me to shoot said.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006, 11:56:30 PM »
I prefer a nice pesto sauce.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 09:44:39 PM »
Actually garlic 'juice'  (Allium sativum) is used widely for it's medicinal value, not poison.
If they in fact placed garlic juice on the lead bullets I would assume it was to ensure death by the big gaping wound in their chest as opposed to high cholesterol
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