Looks like I will have to disassemble the weapon, it is full of grease, but seems well made, magazine tube seems stuck, but most likely hardened grease. The bore is mirror new. I have the dies and brass coming. Looks like it will be fun to shoot.
I have ordered dies, brass and cast bullets. I'm really looking forward to shooting it, after I get around to cleaning it first. Have to sell a few more knives so I can play some more. ( first I have to make them)
Dies have arrived, The more I look at it the more it makes you wonder what kind of sensation these things brought on the battlefield the first time they were used, all in all it is a nice piece of engineering work.