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Old September 28, 2012, 12:06 PM   #8
PJR
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I would shoot a gun with Damascus barrels but only conditionally. I would want to have barrels that were made by a quality maker, originally Nitro proofed and inspected and measured by a gunsmith who understood double guns and Damascus to ensure the barrels were still in proof and not corroded or bored out. Then I would shoot them with lower pressure loads only.

Such barrels unfortunately are not easy to find and a great many Damascus barreled guns were cheap crap, poorly maintained, never properly proofed in the first place and often bored or honed out beyond acceptable limits. Therefore I don't blame anyone who chooses not to shoot Damascus ever but believe there are circumstances when it does not present a risk.
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