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Thread: Barrel life expectancy?

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    I had a Sharps New Model carbine, paper cartridge. It was a Civil War gun. The throat was so badly eroded all around that I was afraid to shoot it. Very deep circular pit, all around the barrel. Chamber and bore were quit good. Big mystery. Use modern primers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascast View Post
    I had a Sharps New Model carbine, paper cartridge. It was a Civil War gun. The throat was so badly eroded all around that I was afraid to shoot it. Very deep circular pit, all around the barrel. Chamber and bore were quit good. Big mystery. Use modern primers.
    That is a cleaning issue not a normal barrel wear issue.

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    You could just have the barrel cut for a larger bullet, say 30-06 up cut to a 35 Whelen, and just start all over again

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check