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Old December 12, 2012, 01:45 PM   #9
PetahW
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I agree, except that in the case of guns with 100+ year old actions built on a weak design, I wouldn't fire ANY modern ammo, even if the gun WAS marked ".22LR".

The metals used back then (often not even the steel of the day on these inexpensive guns) are nowhere equal in strength or internal structure (they often have inclusions, etc) to today's metals.

That, combined with the more powerful modern ammo, is a recipe for disaster.

Anyone shooting a gun that lost it's breeching upon firing was fortunate, indeed, to have not also lost an eye or worse.


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