posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 09:52 PM
This started with a friend and an ole barrel, that we were trying to decide what to make from it...50cal muzzleloader...
I am a self proclaimed gun alterer/ can't say gunsmith I'm not certified.
I am a state certified journeyman machinist/toolmaker, own a small tool makers lathe "hardinge' and and ole bridgeport mill, and a junky enco
I made a bolt on piece, that will accept 38 cal blanks, drilled a cross hole for the expanding gases, and now have a smokeless powder muzzle loader
that does not require the extensive cleaning that anyone that messes with blackpowder is familiar with.
It still loads the same, patch and mini ball, just no powder.
I have asked my local game warden and a few friends if this would be legal to use during muzzleloading season....all I get is more questions and
I did get an answer about my golfball gun, yes its legal to hunt with 1.6875 bore.
Tried a lead ball... OMG.. not something you would want to be holding against your shoulder when it goes off! forget the weight but I think it was
almost a pound of lead.
But back on topic, if anyone could tell me the legallities, of using a real muzzle loader with a modified piece to allow for smokeless blanks to be
used instead off black powder.
I know it sounds like a lot of crap, but the benefits of smokeless is worth it and could be marketed in the future, already applied for the patent.
Smokless=cleaner=more velocity=less stuff to pack around.
[edit on 15-1-2010 by Doc Holiday]