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Edd,do us all a favor read Sherman bell's finding out for myself.you will get all the answers you need.

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As mc said, it cost way more to make Damascus barrels. That, and American manufactures wanting people to think Damascus barrels were unsafe so they'd buy a new gun with steel barrels. Being unsafe was nothing more than a advertising ploy. Why is it the English never stopped proof testing them ?
This must just be a troll acting up again. I can't believe you're so incompetent that you can't find testing and reports that find Damascus barrels are safe.

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I always thought DuPont brought out its Bulk Smokeless for this very reason.

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points well made...

but then there is reality...

smokeless powder burns slower than black, resulting in higher pressures in the thinnest part of a barrel...which may cause twist barrels of low quality to fail...

ammo manufacturers print warnings on their ammo boxes telling us not to use their products in guns with twist steel barrels...why do they ALL provide that warning?

as old as they are, many twist steel barrels are of unknown quality...

and every now and then, one hears about a twist barrel failing...much more frequently than fluid steel barrels...why is that?

and, from a collectors perspective, the number of old twist steel guns is finite...as in, they aint makin those anymore...shooting old twist steel guns lessens their condition...if you must shoot an old twist steel gun at all, then why not do it with the ammo of the period in which it was made...as in black powder...

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Ed please post your data on the failure rate of twist ,Damascus barrels compared to steel or cast metal barrels and the root causation.

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and as for testing anything...it is only a sample based on the examples selected for study...and is not all inclusive...

whatever testing has been done visavis twist barrels, it represents the test results of a select sample of barrels and may or may not be inclusive enough to risk damaging a fine old gun or injuring a shooter or spectators...

so, why take the risks? especially since we have a plethora of vintage guns with safe fluid steel barrels to shoot...

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mc, unlike doc drew i am not a collector of data...hence i have nothing to publish...

much of my beliefs re twist barrels are based on cautious common sense derived from what i have seen and heard over the past 40 years or so...

neither you nor others are required to agree with me...but then, dont say you were not warned...


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and here is what the NRA has to say on the subject...

https://www.nrafamily.org/content/gun-safety-damascus-barreled-shotguns-2/


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