From JustRead: I've not fired an M44, but I am told that they are one part rifle, and one part flamethrower.
And one part howitzer. The thing makes enough racket to cause a stuffed crocodile to climb a tree. I wouldn't shoot mine indoors. If the spurt of flame out the barrel didn't set the target on fire, the noise would probably get me thrown out.
While it doesn't kick like a mule, I would not be inclined to run more than 20 shots through it before heading out to the bar for a little anesthetic.
From JustRead: I don't think that I have been to Adams in 45 years.
How old are you, anyway? I thought McCaskey was old, but this - well, even with the ubiquitous grain of salt, 45 years is a long time.
No offense, you understand. Just sayin'.
Say, do you do any muzzle loader with black powder shooting?