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Question by lilbilly95. Uploaded on November 25, 2011
I know of a pistol that shoots a .45 and a .410 shell, so it seems plausable, i dont know if the round will fit through the end of a .410 or not though
My guess is that if you could, the stamp on the side of the barrel would say .410/.45
I would be inclined to say no.
Never, never, ever fire a cartridge that is not stamped on the barrel/action. Pistols and Contender barrels are designed to shoot either and are so marked. They do not have the choke a .410 shotgun has. So the answer to your question: Exactly once.
Shoot once and receive a hefty ambulance, ER, ICU and numerous surgery bills putting your face and other body parts back together including eye or two transplant, provided you live to tell about it!
WAM is right. i fit is not stamped on the side of the barrel, don't shoot it. No exceptions.
I never in my right mind would do that unless the gun read that on the barrel.(The Taurus Judge or something can do that) If you attempt that with the gun that does not allow both types of bullets, you won't be ever trying it again. You look like your young and curious but never use a gun for anything other than using it with the 1 and only bullet designed for it. If the shotgun has a tight choke, it more than likely will backfire a bullet.
The thought is a false one. A 410 can be fired through some 45 long colts that are marked as such, But never the reverse, A .410 bore is a .41 cal by name thus smaller then a .45. The .410 to .416 bullet will go through a .410 bore but a .45 will not. As stated above. Never chamber a round in a firearm just because it fits. A verydangerous situation at best. There are a number of cartridges that will chamber and fire through select firearms,but unless you are a qualified gunsmith,or have the chart for such ,do not attempt. The chart was deviced for military survival situations only. Not every day practice
A added thought or fact. The guns that fire both the .45 colt and .410 are chambered at 2.5" for the short version of the .410 bore. The slug files through the barrel in a wopper jawed loose fashion and never really touches the rifling it is like through a basketball in a 55 gal drum of sorts
I have the feeling that you asked this because you want a single shot rifle without buying one.
But a shotgun barrel may have a slight taper even if it does not use choke tubes. It is not safe.
I've had my father-in-law ask me the same thing (over and over). Like every one else said, if it is stamped as such on the barrel yes. Not worth the risk.
Easy answer. 1. Buy slugs. 2. Shoot slugs. 3. Melt lead. 4. Make slugs. 5. Reload ammo. 6. Shoot more slugs.
7. MOST IMPORTANT. Keep arms, fingers, eyes, etc.
I knew an old guy that said if you can fit a dime down the barrel, then the gun could shoot both. Then again, that same guy had seven non-working cars on his lawn, and claimed to be a mechanic. I'd enjoy your .410 for what it was designed to do.
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