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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-27-2012, 03:40 AM
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Posted By blackdragon
anyone have experience with Loyalist arms? I'm looking at their guns.

particularly this one:
http://www.loyalistarms.freeservers.com/1777charlc.html
and potentially this one:
http://www.loyalistarms.freeservers.com/Frenchblunderbuss.html
your opinions on these...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-25-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By blackdragon
I was saying since smokeless powder is weighed...

I was saying since smokeless powder is weighed while blackpowder when loaded into a cartridge or gun is measured by volume, there might be a difference in the numbers. I wasn't sure so I needed to...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-25-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By blackdragon
how many volumetric grains are there in 1lb of black powder?

since the weight of black powder is weighed in pounds and ounces, but powder charges in guns is in volume grains, how many volume grains are in 1lb of black powder? I suspect it's not 7000 weight...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-15-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By blackdragon
I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-15-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By blackdragon
amazing, you ask a question and completely ignore...

amazing, you ask a question and completely ignore what the people with experience are telling you, you deserve a darwin award.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 03-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,727
Posted By blackdragon
wtf happened to this thread? lol

wtf happened to this thread? lol
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-14-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By blackdragon
where have you ever seen a rifled flintlock...

where have you ever seen a rifled flintlock pistol? I've only ever seen reproductions with smoothbores, like a super short musket barrel.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By blackdragon
I wouldn't. if you're stuck with 3F powder, I'd...

I wouldn't. if you're stuck with 3F powder, I'd use it for priming powder.

I will not be standing around you when you shoot your musket with 3F powder. it might not blow it up now or later, but...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-14-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By blackdragon
flintlock pistol, buck and ball or buckshot load?

is it possible to shoot a buck and ball or buckshot load through a flintlock pistol? would it have been effective? since it wouldn't have the velocity or energy it would have coming from a musket. ...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-14-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By blackdragon
the cards should be around .770. you want it a...

the cards should be around .770. you want it a little bigger to cause friction so it keeps the shot in. I find paper cartridges work better overall. I find that the outer layers on layered cardboard...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-14-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By blackdragon
no, the rule is FFG for anything over .50...

no, the rule is FFG for anything over .50 caliber, shotguns, rifles and muskets. if you use FFFG, you'll blow the gun up, it burns too fast for the projectile to move out of the way before it...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 03-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,253
Posted By blackdragon
I'd say field dress in all cases. it reduces the...

I'd say field dress in all cases. it reduces the carrying weight and reduces the chances the carcass will become rancid. pork doesn't like heat and the faster you can cool the carcass down, the...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 03-10-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,727
Posted By blackdragon
I've been hunting rabbits for about 15 years. ...

I've been hunting rabbits for about 15 years.
for snaring, you just need to find their paths they run through, they'll be obvious since they wear down and poop in and around them. there's two ways...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-10-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By blackdragon
I follow the belief of "question everything you...

I follow the belief of "question everything you hear or see", essentially, why would loading sand that has less mass and is less dense then a lead ball cause complications? I asked the question, but...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By blackdragon
why? I'm not talking about filling it with sand...

why? I'm not talking about filling it with sand or lead powder, I mean loading it like a shot load, equal portion of sand or lead powder to powder and separate them with a wad? it'll let it scrape...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By blackdragon
shooting sand or fine lead shot down the barrel to remove fouling?

I know that blackpowder has the bad tendency to cause fouling, enough to start choking up the gun even after 5-6 shots. so I was wondering if it's possible or if any army in the black powder era...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-07-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
as for reaming out the barrel? I live in a very...

as for reaming out the barrel? I live in a very rural area and I don't believe the local gunsmith has the tools to ream out the barrel, so I would go that route if I had the choice, I'll look into it...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-07-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
I'm going to revive this thread. I'm still...

I'm going to revive this thread.
I'm still looking for a inexpensive smoothbore flintlock musket in the .62-.75 caliber range and of shooting quality so I can use it for hunting. I'd like it to...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
what I want are pre-made patches for quick...

what I want are pre-made patches for quick reloading, no need for a patch knife. what would you say that you need for a patch? 1" round?
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
thanks for the post, I've been searching the web...

thanks for the post, I've been searching the web more and I finding that to load roundballs into a musket, you're looking for a more like 1"-1 1/2" round patches. the Lyman Deerrstalker does look...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
no, I'm still contemplating my options, I'm not...

no, I'm still contemplating my options, I'm not interested in buying a piece of garbage, but I'm also looking for the lowest price possible for a hunting gun.
on a side note, anyone know a good...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
PS, I don't know how you delete posts on this...

PS, I don't know how you delete posts on this site, so bear with the non-multi-quoted responses.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
well, this sounds interesting. that would make...

well, this sounds interesting. that would make your "musket" a little bigger than 20 gauge. nice. I might look into this, thank you.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
a musket is a smooth bore, a rifle has a rifled...

a musket is a smooth bore, a rifle has a rifled bore. the term "rifled musket" is a oxymoron and only used since the name "rifle" was unfamiliar to the troops, so they simply mashed the name together.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 01-17-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By blackdragon
I was asking about muskets, not rifles. muskets...

I was asking about muskets, not rifles. muskets have smoothbores, rifles have rifled bores.
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