The Black Powder bug has bitten

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by Shooter45, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Dog Soldier

    Dog Soldier New Member

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    Does the rifle have a swamped barrel? The 44" length makes it a premium barrel and if it was a flint it should have been swamped. It is East Tenn. Gilespie style from what I can see.
  2. Shooter45

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    After measuring the barrel from the breach plug, it's 42 in.
    No, the barrel isn't swamped or tapered although at one time I had both.
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    Dog Soldier New Member

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    The late SMRs had factory barrels. A Perc. lock on a straight walled barrel would be OK. They were used long after the CW.:)
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