- Nov 28, 2018
I own a couple Shiloh 1863 rifles and the most recent acquisition was a later production gun (Montana address). I have noticed some differences between the Montana and the Farmington issue that are interesting and before I make up loads for the new gal, I thought I would see if anyone has any related experience. Differences seem to be a more shallow rifling in the later guns and a little more restrictive chamber.. Bore seems to be slightly smaller but I have not measured it yet.. It also has some cosmetic differences in blueing, case hardening etc but in regards to its ability to hit a target, are there any things I need to watch for?