Originally Posted by WarrenK
Thanks for the welcome hrf, and the valuable information. I appreciate them both. I did notice that there was some rifling in the barrel. Do you know when that became a common practice with black powder ammunition?
?? - Gun barrels were rifled long before the invention of smokeless powder, and when new the rifling in your gun and later smokeless powder models would have been the same. But black powder was corrosive, and if guns were not cleaned properly after firing the rifling was damaged.