Looks like it's had a rough life. And yes, I did get out the q-tips and finish dusting it off.
But I would
like to shoot it, eventually. Maybe just w/ marbles.
First problem; shined a flashlight down the bore and... no light at the nipple hole. Ruh-Roh. Then I put the loading rod down the bore, and it hit something hard near the bottom. Loaded maybe?
Now what? guess I'll get or borrow a borescope and see what's going on in there.
Anyway, any thoughts y'all have would be appreciated. I have been trying to find a Gunsmith 'round here that KNOWS these guns AND isn't backed up 6 months! If I do, I'll get it gone over and maybe add a reproduction rear sight.
Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough.
Fact is, I like roads. I like to move.