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Thread: Picked up this mystery smoothbore, Rock-Lock

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    Default Picked up this mystery smoothbore, Rock-Lock

    A friend of mine who is still on active duty ran across this smooth bore in a pawn shop down south. $250 plus mailing cost and now it is at my house.

    It appears to be a hodgepodge of parts. But the lock is good and she throws sparks. The bore measures .572 ..... but the steel is pretty thick, so I am thinking about having it bored out to either a larger smooth bore or maybe even have it slow rifled for round ball in a larger caliber.
    I will do a couple entries for photos.
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    Here are more pics
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    That is an interesting gun. Looks like a lot of Hawken influence in the fore end but the butt sure isn't. That is a lot of steel, what would you have it bored to for a rifle?

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    Sort of a Trade Musket look.
    I was thinking at least a 62 caliber if rifled or maybe larger if smoothbore.
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    Interesting. Nice find. Great price even if you do some gunsmithing on it. Hooked breech is nice for cleaning. Do you think that gun was originally a smoothbore? From the picture it doesn't appear to have sights. Keep us posted on what you do with it.
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    The breech plug is a TC, but the barrel is some sort of aftermarket deal. It is still white steel inside and this barrel has not been shot.
    But the breech plug end has...
    It has a front sight.

    Right now it is basically a 57 caliber shotgun, maybe 28 gauge. At least going to 62 caliber would make it a 20 gauge.
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    Sure would be sweet to have a 62 prb shooter! I haven't played with any smoothbores, is there another advantage of a smoothbore other than to shoot shot?

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    They are faster to load, and the ability to shoot bird-shot, round ball or Buck&Ball. But much less accurate range.
    I wish there was somebody up here who did rifling or bore size -boring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    The breech plug is a TC, but the barrel is some sort of aftermarket deal. It is still white steel inside and this barrel has not been shot.
    But the breech plug end has...
    It has a front sight.

    Right now it is basically a 57 caliber shotgun, maybe 28 gauge. At least going to 62 caliber would make it a 20 gauge.
    Love that front sight!

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