Where can I get some BP ammo?

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  1. Bopper

    Bopper New Member

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    I have a 1898 H&R top break revolver, it takes 32 S&W BP cartridge. The gun was purchased new by my Great Grandfather.

    I had a gunsmith look it over and he said it is in great condition and he "would not hesitate to shoot it", I may let him take the first shot with it because it is old, and I value my hands.

    I have been told that I will have to have custom ammo made for me. I found online: Stars and Stripes Ammo, they said they can make some for me for $39./50 rounds, but they are on Vacation untill May 15.

    Are you aware of any place else I can get some of this type of ammo?
     
  2. pinecone70

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    I'm not sure about that caliber, but I found GOEX .45lc BP shells at Cabela's, right on the shelf.
     

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    Right after I made my post, Stars and Stripes must have seen it, because they called me and said their Vacation is over, so I bought a box from them.

    I am nervous about shooting the old gun though, any advice before I pull the trigger?

    Maybe special gloves or those metal shark gloves?
     
  6. pinecone70

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    Well, if the gunsmith would shoot it, it should be fine.
     
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    You could tie it to an old car tire (if you have an outdoor place to shoot it) or clamp it in a vice (if an indoor range), and shoot it from some distance off using a piece of string, for the first couple of shots, if you are really that nervous.
     
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    www.ows.com ( old western scronger) i think still has bp ammo in various calibers
     
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    I called H&R, they told me to call Old West Scroungers, and Old West told me to call Stars & Stripes. Thanks for your help. I will post up if and when I shoot the H&R.
     
  11. raydcarter

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    If he says it's safe, I'd not be overly concerned. I recently fired an 1863 Sharps carbine (was retooled in the late 1860's for .50-70 BP cartriges) using some rounds we hand loaded. Got the brass and bullets from midwayusa, loaded with GOEX BP and shot - zero problems. That's what it was designed for.