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Old November 1, 2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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Recovered Revolver Balls

Some may recall that I bought a used 1992 Armi San Marco
1851 .44 Navy Sheriff's Model that was already loaded.
I went to fire the balls out today and the old powder
loadings were anemic. Luckily they exited the barrel and
embedded into the thick foam target backing.
It doesn't look like they're still very round once they leave
the barrel. The forcing cone has some very pronounced lands
that these balls need to pass through which the pictures reflect.
While cleaning the gun I found the nipples were too frozen to
be removed, there was a minor amount of light to moderate pitting
mostly in the rifling grooves of the bore, and some minor
roughness in the chambers from oxidation. I'm sure glad that I
didn't need to pull a ball due to a misfire.

This revolver is for sale in the Black Powder Buy, Sell Trade
Firearms & Accessories sub-forum:

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Old November 2, 2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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They're not round once they enter the chamber. The ring that's shaved off gives them that rounded conical look.
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