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04-21-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Old style mechanic. Build & repair machine tools. Own rev war tin shop
  • Tin smithing, old weapons and tools, real history (not taught in text books)
  • Old time mechanic and teacher

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  • Posted in thread: I Just Purchased a Brown Bess - Now What? on 07-14-2011 at 10:59 PM
    StarmanWelcome aboard.Some ideas in no particular order.National Muzzle Loading Rifle
    Association has a great book on how to.For cartridge rolling, cartridge boxes & c. Sketch Book
    '76 from Astrigal P...

  • Posted in thread: Flint buster on 05-17-2009 at 02:45 PM
    Hi I've tried grey and black, American and British, cheap ($2) and expensive ($6), with and
    without flat on top, top down and up. The flint strikes the top third of the hammer at about a
    10 deg angle ...

  • Posted in thread: Flint buster on 05-15-2009 at 12:37 PM
    I recently purchased a '66 Charleville from Military Heritage. I am pleased with the overall
    workmanship for the price paid but it has a nasty tendency to shatter flints. I have reduced
    the spring pre...

  • Posted in thread: Charleville '66 on 04-21-2009 at 05:43 PM
    Hi All,I am the resident tinker for my unit (Sudbury Cies. Militia and Minute). My darling wife
    (Mistress Mary) dragged me kicking and screaming into the 18th C. with a gift of a '66
    Charleville from ...

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