Re: How Many Shots?
I have no idea how may rounds I have shot out of my flinters, 1 from the middle 70's another was built in 1980 both have original barrels and frizzens.
I have a T/C hawken percussion (early 70's)that has 8,000 to 10,000 rounds through it, all patched round balls, always used a "sleeve" on my rods, still the original barrel. My percussion long rifle have about 5,000 round through it, original barrel, again all patched round balls.
With a lot of TLC they will last a lifetime.
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