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Old July 22, 2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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You don't even need the lock on the gun or the barrel on the stock to proof it. Just lay the barrel on an old tire and use a cannon fuse in the touch hole. It doesn't have to be lashed down, just pointed in a safe direction. The barrel will fly backwards a few feet, just have some soft sand or dirt for it to land on.
That's essentially how the government proof houses proofed gun barrels in the old days. Once the barrel passed proof, then the rest of the gun was built.

This way, if the barrel does blow, it won't take the stock and lock with it.
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