When we see a fine weapon destroyed by stupidity we feel like crying.
This 1858 Remington percussion gun is a firearm that can only use black powder.
A shooter chose to fill its chamber with smokeless powder and shoot a bullet. The firearm broke into pieces like a bomb.
This was with just a single cylinder loaded. Imagine what might have happened if the gun was completely loaded with all the cylinders containing smokeless powder.
Incredibly, the shooter is said to have gotten away unharmed. The black powder pistol was not all that fortunate on the other hand.