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Anaconda man injured when rifle explodes

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 ANACONDA, Mont. (AP) -- A 26-year-old Anaconda man was injured over the weekend
 when the barrel of a black powder rifle exploded as he was firing a shot in memory
of a deceased family member.
   Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell says Robert Coffey suffered injuries to his
 left arm Saturday and was treated at a Missoula hospital. He was not listed as
a patient on Tuesday.
   Barkell told The Montana Standard that Coffey shot the 50-caliber rifle in his
uncle's memory, but packed the barrel to full of powder, causing it to explode.
   No one else was hurt.
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   AP-WF-10-03-12 1604GMT

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