|October 6, 2010, 07:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 14, 2009
Location: Macon Co. NC
I was perusing a nice shop that I don't often go into today since I had to make a trip out of town. This particular shop usually keeps the prices on pieces out of a reasonable range when compared with going market rates or the amount I would want to spend...
Anyway, while looking through their cases, I spied a beautiful 16 bore pinfire single shot shotgun that caught my attention through its vivid styling. It was beautiful- like a back action muzzleloader with a barrel that broke down like any other single barrel- but the way you broke the barrel down was like a Husqvarna double- just gorgeous in my opinion, but I'm biased. The $1200. price tag tuned me off though- but the condition did match the price and may be somewhat reasonable.
Anyway, I know that there are pinfire cases made for these that can be reloaded so shooting them is not out of the question.
I got to thinking *theoretically*...would a reproduction pinfire shotgun be considered like a muzzleloader in the sense that no 4473 would have to be filled out since readily available commercial ammuntion isn't available? Also, it would be understood that commercial ammunition would have to "stay" unavailable. Brass cases to reload could become commonplace though.
Of course- don't drop pinfire shells or a loaded pinfire shotgun on the pin!
(Likely the reason they aren't made...liability!)
Well, here's the definition...
I just got to thinking it wouldn't be too hard to make one like the one I saw...in 8 bore!
I guess I shouldn't be hav'n a sip of Dickel while reading and think'n on the forum, eh?
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Last edited by Andy Griffith; October 6, 2010 at 09:09 PM.