I'll have to get the camera out tomorrow or the weekend.
borrowed an even older ida, way back to the 44XL (which predates the .410).
Make a wooden dowel about .449-.450" in diameter, about 4" long to make it easy t work with.
Shape one end of it to a kind of hemispehere.
Cut strips of newspaper into 2 1/4" wide by 4" long.
1 cup of warm water
solution of 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 tea spoon of Elmer's white glue
Dip the paper strip in the warm water for a few seconds.
Wrap it around the dowl...trying to make one end look like a cigar (all closed up).
Paint the ouside lightly (can you a finger) with the glue/water solution
Once it starts to harden, take it off the dowl and set it aside to dry.
Start over on the next strip of news print.
Once you have these tubes made, treat them like shot capsules. Fill them with shot, seat them on top of the powder charge (I tend tend to use a light charge of BP (about 30 grains), a
fiber wad (as sometimes used in BP revolvers), and the filled shot capsule right on top of that. that should leave about a "bullet-length" of paper shot capsule sticking out. Sounds like a light load, but tubes like these will hold about 1 3/8 - 1 1/2oz. of shot.
When a snake comes into my yard, i will tend to kill it. But hunting, we are coming into their yard, and I try to leave them alone (even the "bad" ones). Seems a fair arrangement to me, but once in awhile one wants to slither over my boot or contest the trail's right of way, and that one gets zapped (usually don;t bother to identify it as a "good" or "bad" snake, when it slides over my boot, it's a bad one).