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Old 04-27-2006, 01:52 PM
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Default So what's wrong with this.....

I've got this new Husqvarna 16ga SxS that was built sometime between 1865 and 1879. It's got gorgeous damascus bbls. Clearly, I'm gonna shoot BP loads from it. But I got to thinkin' , what if I tried to shoot it as a muzzle loader? "Ignition" is an obvious and immediate 'challenge'. But almost as soon as I recognized that 'challenge', I thought I could make an ignition system by cutting the base from a 'modern' shotgun hull, and slipping it into the breech. THEN I could charge the thing from the muzzle. When the hammers dropped, they would set off the 'modern' primers, which would of course fire.

The practical problem as I see it at the moment is the forend of the chamber. The overpowder and cushion wads would have to get by the constriction at the muzzle end of the chamber. If the chamber-bore interface was a sharp edge, this could be a deal stopper I suppose, but if it was a gradual/angled transition, seems it oughtta work.

I'd appreciate the thoughts of some of yous guys more experienced at this than me.

Paul
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