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New double gun, poor man's bore gun

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I am converting a double 12 Gauge into a slug /round ball gun
The donor gun with 30 inch barrels
Sight Bases installed
Close up of rear sight base
Completed Gun?
First Target
I opened the crimp on some bulk Federal 1 1/8 game loads I put some of the Lyman 525 grain slugs in some and some .690 round balls in a few.
The Lyman slugs grouped right and left but 3 inches separating the two groups.
The .690 round balls stacked with the holes touching at 25 yards.

I could shoot more because the rear sight detent could not handle the recoil. The rear sight slide decided it wanted to move forward under recoil.
I think it shows potential just have to get a working rear sight and do load development.

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not too bad the .690 were  very similar to my 45-70 double recoil wise. It will get your attention though

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Got the rear sight replaced. Shot my old slug reloads at 50 yards. It will hold minute of pig. The most interesting thing is that it will shoot a good pattern at 25 yards. Aimed at clays sitting on the berm and broke them with both barrels. The shotpattern was centered on the pount of aim. It will also shot Fiocchi slugs to POA. However they lead the bores very quickly. I received  the mold I ordered so soon will be castong and loading some .680 lead balls.



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My 12 bore gun works. It took some filing and muzzle work I have it shooting a nice group with Lyman 525 grain slugs.

The target is an eight slug group.  I am roll crimping them with an antique roll crimper I won on Ebay.
Here is a family portrait of both my doubles. 45-70 Baikal on the bottom and my Thumper on top. I am thinking about having the rib engraved .722 Smooth Bore Express.

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