WALTER CAKEBREAD SAID:
If the gun involved is a .38 SW revolver and the extractor won't remove them, then all the shaking in the world isn't going to help. The extractor is a mechanical device that makes physical contact under
the rim of the spent shell and actually lifts the shell out of the chamber. Shaking is merely a non contact action that would accomplish NOTHING.
DAVID R. VON PEIN SAID:
Even if you are 100% correct about this, it doesn't mean Oswald WASN'T ATTEMPTING TO SHAKE SHELLS OUT OF HIS REVOLVER ANYWAY.
Oswald, undoubtedly, was attempting (any way he possibly could) to get rid of the spent shells left behind in his gun's cylinder/chamber after he had just fired four or five bullets at Patrolman Tippit.
Oswald, in addition to the "shaking" method, probably was also continuing to utilize the plunger as well, in order to get the damn shells out of the gun so he could reload in a hurry.
Now, whether the "shaking" method employed on Tenth Street by Oswald was, in fact, effective or not is largely immaterial to this discussion. The fact remains that the gunman (IDed by many people as Lee H. Oswald) was shaking his gun in order to try to dislodge some stuck cartridge cases from it (in an obvious attempt to try to quickly reload the weapon to use on other potential victims after he left the Tippit murder scene).
And this "shaking the gun" activity (plus the fact that all of the spent shell casings were found near the corner of 10th Street & Patton Avenue after the shooting, instead of being found right next to Tippit's police car) provides concrete proof that the ONE AND ONLY GUN that was used to kill Patrolman J.D. Tippit of the Dallas Police Department on 11/22/63 was NOT AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
David Von Pein
April 2, 2008