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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-14-2013, 02:30 PM
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Posted By skip
Get a short, fat rod - bigger that the parts...

Get a short, fat rod - bigger that the parts you're fitting, and long enough to hold them. Drill a tapping thread hole all the way through, reasonably close to center. Then drill a snug hole to fit...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-20-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By skip
I've cleaned surface rust off a few barrels,...

I've cleaned surface rust off a few barrels, using a tip I got from one of Brownells books. Rub the barrel with a hard, round, metal shaft. Once I used a screwdriver blade, but since then I've been...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 02-01-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By skip
If you don't want to use powder or the CO2...

If you don't want to use powder or the CO2 thingy, a blow gun with a rubber tip pressed tight against the nipple works pretty good. First plug the holes with one of the mentioned methods - I lean...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 02-01-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,040
Posted By skip
A long time ago I was considering making my own...

A long time ago I was considering making my own powder, and found myself a recipe (before the days of google). One of the ingredients was a quart of stale urine. I ventured on to other pursuits.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-01-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,498
Posted By skip
I shoot a .495 roundball wrapped in a .012...

I shoot a .495 roundball wrapped in a .012 ticking patch, pushed with 60 rains of fff. It's real tight to start with, and I don't need to make it any harder. I run the dry patch just in case, and to...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-01-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,498
Posted By skip
I used the bucket of hot soapy water method for...

I used the bucket of hot soapy water method for years, and still do ever so often, but have found a much easier method. After shooting at the range most of the day, I cap off the nipple with a little...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 09-23-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By skip
I replaced the barrel on my TC 50 cal Hawkin with...

I replaced the barrel on my TC 50 cal Hawkin with a slower twist, more suited to round balls - made a noticeable improvement. I cannot remember the name of the company right now, but it's associated...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 07-14-2011, 11:24 PM
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Views: 39,371
Posted By skip
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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 08-09-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,886
Posted By skip
Cleaning

Cleaning a bp rifle is not a big deal. I used to pull the barrel (50 cal TC), stick the breech into a bucket of hot soapy water, and plunge repeatedly with a patched jag until it stopped squirting...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 06-02-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,744
Posted By skip
I bought my first 1022 around 1983-84. Put a...

I bought my first 1022 around 1983-84. Put a Tasco scope on some high-rise mounts and took off for squirrel country. Was very unhappy with the results - groups about the size of a paper plate at 50...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 06-02-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By skip
In future takedowns, place the action in a large...

In future takedowns, place the action in a large ziplock bag or similar, large enough to get your hands in there with it. That'll help catch parts trying to escape.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 05-17-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By skip
Mine is a carry gun in my truck - lies right...

Mine is a carry gun in my truck - lies right beside me whenever I drive. No buttons, no levers, no slide racking - just point and squeeze. Any confrontations encountered in my truck would most likely...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 05-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By skip
I've removed a load a few times with a...

I've removed a load a few times with a rubber-tipped air nozzle held tight against the nipple. Usually, though, I leave my compressor behind when I'm out in the woods. In those situations I pull the...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 05-09-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By skip
I haven't forgotten the powder yet, but once I...

I haven't forgotten the powder yet, but once I was talking while loading (sort of like driving while on a cell phone) and I loaded 2 balls. The effect was similar to a mule kick, but not as much fun.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 05-09-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,207
Posted By skip
I left my Ruger Old Army loaded for 2 1/2 years...

I left my Ruger Old Army loaded for 2 1/2 years (cap, powder, wonder wad, ball) and it fired on all six with no problem. Checked the cylinder after cleaning and found no signs of damage.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-15-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By skip
Judge

I'm in the market for a Taurus Judge, but found out that the cylinder length is 2 1/2". I've been under the impression that a 410 shell is 2 3/4" long. How long is a standard 410 shell? Would I have...
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