I will tell you that with the 44/40 I described, I had a VERY close call, when I was about 18.
Ya see, a dumbass 18 year old kid not knowing better, thinks that "44 cal" means "44 Magnum" It doesn't.
I noticed I was having to use my pocketknife to extract each empty case (yeah, considering the 44/40 rim is larger, there's yer trouble! LOL)
Also noticed some of that 44 magnum Blazer aluminum cased ammo was splitting a little after being fired. But I shot the ENTIRE 50 ROUNDS.
Afterward, in a conversation, I told a gunsmith what I'd done, and he just looked at me, shaking his head. He said "you're real lucky you didn't blow your damn head off!"
Only reason it did NOT was because the barrel was an aftermarket barrel, made by Numrich, not the original 1892 barrel made for black powder. Had it been the original barrel, I may not be writing this today. But no damage done, fortunately.
Live and learn......