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Old January 9, 2020, 08:48 PM   #3
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Granpa would want you to hag it up !!!

As noted, you will have to do some homework on this one and likely take it to a smith.. There are some Damascus barrels that can be shot but most should not. There are some old barrels that have a Damascus barreled "finish" and are solid steel. One primary test you can do is to suspend just the barrel and tape it with a mallet and you don't want to hear any chatter or anything other than a "ringing" sound. You can even get it X-Rayed. Lets say that after all this, you find that it is shootable. I would shoot a light load and hang it up. Ask yourself if it's worth the effort. Back when I was dumber than a Day-Old Boot, I shot one using the scientific tire jig. Shot fine and proved nothing. …..

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