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  • Rochester,Michigan
  • Muzzle loading firearms
  • Retired metallurgist


  • Posted in thread: Gun Powder. on 10-24-2014 at 01:16 PM
    We have about seven centuries experience with black gunpowder (about 75% potassium nitrate,
    balance sulfur and charcoal).Exactly why would anyone want to use a highly corrosive powder in
    their muzzle ...

  • Posted in thread: Buying a new (better) muzzleloader on 04-27-2014 at 04:15 AM
    If you want a muzzle loading rifle that may stay in one piece when something goes wrong, get
    one from Pedersoli. They use much better steel. One may be had from, or from
    the Pedersol...

  • Posted in thread: Are you armed when at home? on 09-01-2012 at 01:31 PM
    I think it is time to end this thread.Rockets? Soap? Paranoia?Great image of responsible
    gun-carrying citizens.With respect to alcohol, I normally make it a rule never to touch any gun
    when I've had a...

  • Posted in thread: Are you armed when at home? on 06-13-2012 at 04:47 PM
    S&W snubbie stays in Levis loaded, then hang Levis beside the bed at night. Other than that
    never leave any loaded gun unattended, period. Live in a nice peaceful town about 9 miles from
    Pontiac (= 9 ...

  • Posted in thread: Antique Michigan guns on 05-18-2012 at 06:59 PM
    Another fellow & I published a book on Michigan Gunsmiths, mostly 19th century. We got up to
    about 900 names of men involved in the firearms trade.This is an on-going project with me.What
    I am looking...

  • Posted in thread: what was everyones first gun? on 04-30-2012 at 12:27 AM
    About the same as Oneolevet, Daisy Red Ryder age 7 (1947), Marlin 39A age 11 or 12. Still have
    most of the Daisy, less buttstock, shoot the Marlin 39A now & again.

  • Posted in thread: my 6 year old son shooting 44cal black powder pistol on 03-21-2012 at 09:35 PM
    He will lose an eye if one of those cap fragments hits him right.Caps do fragment.The pieces
    fly.Not only do they slice the eyeballCoppermetal is poisonousGet the kid some glasses.Am I the
    only one to...

  • Posted in thread: my 6 year old son shooting the black powders 50 cal on 03-21-2012 at 09:21 PM
    Copper cap fragments really dim the eyesight

  • Posted in thread: National right to carry on 11-29-2011 at 01:43 PM
    Currently Federal law says you can transport a pistol in the trunk of your car while passing
    through states which prohibit such locally. Now if you are traveling from Michigan to New
    Hampshire & are f...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning Marlin 39A on 10-03-2011 at 09:16 PM
    Thanks for the advice.First, I see no crud under the extractor, either Marlin. I have picked &
    cleaned out what I found (such as aluminum rr shavings) The extractor seems to push down pretty
    far, I ju...