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Old 10-10-2012, 00:22   #1
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How come no one makes a double barreled muzzle loader rifle. I would think that would be a pointless tool that would sell like crazy...
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Old 10-10-2012, 00:29   #2
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I can think of a couple of reasons.

First, it would be heavy as blackpowder generally needs a longer barrel because it burns slower. Two 30"+ steel barrels would not be lightweight.

Second, it would be expensive. Double rifles are much harder to make than than shotguns because the barrels have to be matched together perfectly to converge at much longer ranges than shotgun barrels. Its a lot of done by hand trial and error by expert gunsmiths.

That being said I am sure they are out there somewhere.
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Old 10-10-2012, 00:33   #3
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Pedersoli makes the Kodiak, which is exactly that.

54, 58, 72 caliber muzzle loader, double rifle.


As for why not, well, niche market, difficult to produce/regulate, and not overly popular.
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Old 10-10-2012, 00:35   #4
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How come no one makes a double barreled muzzle loader rifle. I would think that would be a pointless tool that would sell like crazy...
I don't think it would be "pointless" but I think there are enough States whos hunting regs specify "Single shots" to limit the sales for hunting purposes.
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Well being that each half of a double, is, atleast in the non selective trigger weapons, pretty much its own, single shot. It would probably be allowed in most places.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14   #6
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How come no one makes a double barreled muzzle loader rifle. I would think that would be a pointless tool that would sell like crazy...
Only if it came with rails and a collapsible stock. Then it would be a runaway best seller.

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Someone, and I have no idea who, used to make an over and under double muzzle-loader. It was a twist barrel affair, you fired one barrel, then turned the barrels on a swivel to fire the second shot. Now idea how well it worked, but I remember seeing them in catalogs.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:50   #8
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Traditions also makes a break open o/u .50 muzzleloader that uses 209 primers.

BTW,I really don't understand this question.There have been many double barrel mls made over the years in Spain and Italy.
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