i bought a tc .50 calib, rifle from a private individual.
this man informed me that it was cleaned and ready
to be loaded and fired. however i took the time to
clean it myself. i broke the gun down and when i put
it into a bucket of hot soapy water and run the swab
down the barrel, i noticed that there was no air coming
out of the touch hole, upon inspection, i found that there
was a round ball still in the gun. shutter at the thought
of what might have happened. so for what its worth
check em out before loading. stay safe & good luck.
ktwiyf & tsoyb