We recommend that you have any old firearm thoroughly inspected by a professional gunsmith to determine if it is safe to shoot.

Many old  guns will be fine to shoot with appropriate ammunition. However there may be hidden safety problems with old firearms.

We recommend that no one should shoot ANY old gun without first having it thoroughly checked out & okayed by a professional competent gunsmith. Older guns originally made for blackpowder cartridges should never be fired with modern smokeless powder cartridges. Damascus barreled shotguns may have hidden defects – we recommend they not be fired.