Shells for a 10 guage Damascus Double

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by TheOldMan, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

    Anyone out there shooting black powder loads for the older damascus barreled doubles? I'm looking for a source for brass, loading equipment, and load data if it's available. I'd also like to know if there is a source for preloaded ammunition.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Walley

    Walley New Member


    I have a Damascus barreled L.C. Smith 12 gauge S x S that a friend loads shells with Pyrodex RS for me. He uses his regular 12 gauge set up with no problem but always uses 7½ or 8 shot. Always low brass hulls. My gunsmith tells me that he could get me preloaded black powder shells if I want them. I will check with him and get back to you with the information.

  3. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

  4. WoodysKJ

    WoodysKJ New Member

    It is funny you are looking for this. Can't help ya, but I just found a hull that was given to me by an old friend of mine. He was shooting an OLD PARKER side by side, 8 ga. and had to have the shells custom milled, that's right I said milled out of solid brass bar stock. FULL length all brass hulls engraved on the head stamp PARKER 8 Bore. had 1,000 made all hand loaded with pyradex and shot with felt wads. REAL old time crap. that thing was a blast to shoot on a 5 stand. looked like we were burning tires with all the smoke it pumped out.
  5. kenl

    kenl New Member

    You probably found this, but here is a link to a BP reloading page. Black Powder Shotgun Shells

    I have an old Marlin 1898 SG, rated for BP, that has an 2 1/2 inch chamber that I want to load for. It looks like loading for BP in undersized hulls may be easier than loading for a modern SG.

    Somewhere I found a suggestion to make shells by cutting down plastic hulls, instead of buying brass ones. I'm thinking about trying this if I ever get this thing to the point where I want to shoot it.
  6. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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