I have a T. of W. '53 Enfield. I had it drilled through and tig welded. The first attempt to drill it , by a former S&W machinist, using the angled drill method, broke out the bottom. The second attempt was at right angles to the bore, and made a fire channel, barely. I think a drill larger than the supplied one would have been appropriate. I've always had a heck of a time getting it to light. The bbl stood a 85gr. Pyrodex proof load, so the steels alright on that one. It will always pop musket caps, but the main charge doesn't always go.
No way I would recommend one, but it's good enough for a wall hanger. Art for art's sake.
Last edited by Strafer Gott; February 4, 2013 at 06:05 PM.