- Jan 27, 2008
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I thought the smiley face gave it awayNow to be sure, the 89 grains are in weight of powder, not number of individual grains. Of course we measure grains of powder by volume so that, where appropriate, the lighter density substitutes can be measured and loaded safely.
And I am sure you knew that.
Does anyone know where I can buy some .70 or .710 round balls? I can't seem to find them anywhere.Yeah, just load it. 3f or what ever.
A .710" ball and no patch should work fine.
Looks like it uses musket caps. Or top hats, that's another name for them.
Where did you find the round balls for this and what size did you use? Did you use wads as well? I just got one of these from Gun Broker.View attachment 20369 Hello all!
This is my first post as a new member and I'm joining this forum in hopes to gather some answers/advice regarding a new smooth bore I picked up at a gun show yesterday, my first non-centerfire gun. It's got all the looks of the 1856 Enfield Cavalry Carbine to include the hinge-captured ramrod. Evidently an Indian reproduction. Looking it over on the left side of the receiver, it has written:
"Narain Jagannath Sikligar Udaipur ###18
1\63 1972 Export made in India" (the backslash is correct, not rifling)
On the right and top it has ballistic information:
".729 not nitro 89 grs 1 1/4oz"
If I interpret it correctly, that means it fires a .70-cal ball with a 89-grain or 1.25 oz charge of powder (ffg)? Some similar replicas apparently fire .62-cal balls, while other sources say .577-cal. But, mine measures .720" across the muzzle with no visible taper. That opens up some versatility as a shotgun, haha. It's got fouling in the breech that is indicative of it having been fired, and the gun certainly looks and feels solid, so I feel confident it's a firing replica.
Could I have some advice, please? Is my interpretation of the information on the side of the receiver correct? Any problem with it shooting ball ammo? Does that powder charge sound right for ffg, or is there a better powder for it? Also, what size percussion caps should I get for this? The percussion cap receptical measures .220". Thank you all in advance!
Does anyone know where I can buy some .70 or .710 round balls? I can't seem to find them anywhere.