Re: Very old and Loaded
I was given one that my GGGP used in revolution. 1863 Springfield by A.Jenks of PA. Had an old charge in it. I sat it in diesel (receiver down) for a week. Put in padded vice and screwed the bbl off. That charge was such a mess that I doubt it would have ever fired, but .... After I got most of the old charge gunk out I had to ream the chamber area to rid it of build up and bring it back to 58 cal. Even managed to use old nipple! Essentially original except forward wood piece is missing. Shoots nice! No reason not to shoot them. 58 cal ball or bird shot in mine. Just have to plan ahead a second!
"Outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns!" But, we are moving that direction.
NRA Benefactor, Vet VN '64-'65
Never sell a gun or a car and you can retire right!!