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    Schneider modification?

    Has anyone heard of a Schneider modification? I was told that it is when you take an old black powder musket, and convert it into a shotgun. Anyone heard of this?

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    There were Snider conversions which converted old muskets into breechloaders.
    Most were rifles as far as I know, and the most common was probably the conversion of British P1853 rifled muskets to .577 breechloaders.

    Snider was an American, I think, but Snider, and Snider-type conversions were done to rifles in many countries.

    In the conversion, the breech area was cut away, and in it's place, a swinging breech block was installed which contained the firing pin and other esssentials along with sealing off the breech.

    A search for British military rifles should give you lots of info.

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    Fantastic Barry! I have been trying to find info on this type of modification for a while. Thanks for the help.

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