2 bore rifle photos

    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

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