Re: H&R double barrel hammer gun marked 44 cal
Bill hit it directly on the head. Chambered for the 44XL Which I believe is the direct forerunner of the 410. The 44XL was a brass cartridge 1 9/16 long. As the .410 was derived from the 44XL. it itself was derived from the .44 caliber rifle cartridge. As stated, the shotgun frame of the 44XL is not strong enough for a center fire solid cartridge. There have been severals post on the Xl, you might try the forums search feature to pull them up.Both Bill Goforth and Jim Hauff posted some very good information on these guns.
Last edited by RJay; 10-01-2012 at 10:55 PM..