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Old December 11, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by albean

I fired it long ago and found that when the bullet is fired the chamber opens and the empty shell is automatically thrown out.
FWIW, the only single-shot rifle that was designed to do that, by the factory, was the .22 cal Winchester Model 55 - most likely why the breeching broke to the point of requiring a brazing repair.

It sounds like you have a Flobert rifle, where the firing pin is integral with the hammer/breechblock - held closed only by spring pressure - and not designed to handle modern high-pressure (or ANY modern) ammo.

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