Firing an antique revolver
I inherited an old S&W .32 Hammerless (Lemon-Squeezer, New Departure) from about 1900. It was passed down in the family, and I'm sure it hasn't been fired in at least 50 years. I bought a bore snake and cleaned out the barrel & chambers, so it all looks pretty good (to me). I would like to try it out; however, I have never fired a handgun before.
My friend owns a farm, which includes a heavily-wooded 12-acre section. I'll be able to use that area to ensure that I don't accidentally harm someone else. :smt033
But what about me? What dangers are there if I attempt to shoot this for the first time? Can it somehow backfire? :smt022