Re: Rifle that will not fire ????
So it won't be a total loss, money wise, he can still use his sticks (probably). They are, most likely, fifty grain sticks. Instead of trying with two sticks, put fifty grains of powder down the tube and then put one stick in on top of it. The burning powder should be hot enough to set the stick off, and that way he can use them. Would not be just throwing them away, as it were.
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