Rolling Block carbine Tojhuus cobenhavn 1874 (Collecting)

by Paul Tummers @, Berg en Terblijt, The Netherlands, Saturday, August 10, 2013, 11:55 (2434 days ago)

I just have got a Danish Engineers(?) carbine made by Tojhuus Cobenhavn in 1874 with a marvellous barrel.
The former owner stated, it was in cal .45-70 gvt, did not slug the barrel yet, no good size bullet or slug available, but will look for that.
As far as I know, the Original caliber will be some tenth's of a millimeter larger than .45, will this cause a problem when I use .458 size bullets?
Who can tell me somewhat more about recommended loads, BP and Triple 7, because obtaining BP is made very difficult over here because of storage rules for retailers for this little rifle that also is of the right size to accompany me when searching with the dog after a wounded hog in the brush?
Is there a way to change the back sight for one that allows for left-right adjustment without having to make any change to the gun like drilling extra holes- the Original sights allow only adjusting for elevation, the front sight is a fixed one and I am told, those carbines are quit rare to find so I do not want to make any changes that can be of negative influence on its value.

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