2 bore rifle photos

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

A while back I posted some photos of a 2 bore cartridge. While browsing the Nitro Express forum I came across this amazing photo of a 2 bore muzzleloader. All I can say is “Wow”.

I wonder which end hits harder

I read in another thread that this rifle was going to weight 32 lbs and has a 36″ barrel. To put this in perspective: the caliber, barrel length and weight are very similar to smaller swivel cannons!

I am not sure if this is a true rifle or a paradox gun (mostly smoothbore but rifling near the muzzle).

A few more photos of the rifle (click to expand):

The owner was considering a load of 275 – 325 grains of blackpowder firing 3500 grains of lead.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Steve Zihn Steve Zihn on Aug 19, 2010

    I hope this works.

    I am Steve Zihn.
    I like to chat about these things, but I am nearly computer illiterate, so I have tried and failed to get on this site in the past.
    I hope it works this time.
    You can also find me at the Traditional Muzzleloaders Association site as “Wyosmith”

    • Steve Steve on Aug 20, 2010

      @Steve Zihn Steve, you are on the site! Welcome!

  • Sam Suggs Sam Suggs on Feb 11, 2013

    why would you make a "paradox gun"