Many reasons. Construction methods and materials have changed over the years, so the metal used in the older guns may not be able to handle the pressure of modern ammunition. Also, a gun is nothing more than a machine and machines wear out over time and use. Headspace may be excessive, hinge pins and barrel latches may be worn, so on and so forth. It is only prudent to have any older firearm checked for safety before shooting. Unless, of course, you prefer writing by sticking the pen in your mouth. email@example.com In addition to the differences in black powder, early smokeless 'nitro', and modern smokeless powder, the length of the shells has increased. In the early 20th century most shotguns were chambered for shells 2 9/16 inches or 60 mm long. It is still possible to purchase these in Europe, but no US companies make them today. By the middle of the century, the standard was 2 3/4 inches and today you will find only 3 inch shells in many stores. The longer shells will go into most shotguns designed for shorter ones but will not be able to fully open when fired. This can cause the pressure to reach as much as twice the intended maximum.
depends...mine holds three when shooting 2 3/4" shells
Very dangerous. What goes up WILL come down again.
Have it checked over by a competent gun smith to find out for sure.
Shooting a gun can be very dangerous if not done in a safe manner. Make sure you do not have it pointed at you or another individual, as it could defiantly kill someone.
That is the National Shooting Sports Foundation. They promote shooting sports. Gun control attempts to prevent ownership of guns used in shooting sports. No gun= no shooting sports.
A shooting iron is a gun.
SN 1-2247 were made in 1885. Please note that date is from the era of BLACK POWDER. Modern smokeless powder shells should NOT be fired. Also 16 g shells were shorter than current 16 g shells. Please have your gun examined by a competent gunsmith before shooting ANYTHING in it.
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This gun is a Rifle
Yes you may use the 2 1/2in shells in your .410 gauge shotgun. Clean the forward end of the chamber after shooting.
The question can't be answered without knowing what type of shooting and what "gun" you mean (hand gun, long gun, centerfire, rimfire, muzzle loader, etc..)
gun show, gun shop
by shooting it with a gun.
Depends on where the gun range is.
The Gatling gun.
Gun clubs, shooting ranges
Shooting solder at a special solder shooting range
A caulking gun.
They are shells fired from a gun with a bore of just under 1.5 inches.
Not seen often. Utility grade shotgun, MAY have damacus barrels, values depend on condition, but are typically $75-$100. Please have checked by a gunsmith before shooting- many were made for black powder shells, and should NOT be fired with modern ammo.
Both are dangerous if used improperly