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Posted in thread: 1842 Harper's Ferry ram rod on 11-14-2013 at 02:30 PM
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 th...
Posted in thread: Cleaning a rusty rifle? on 02-20-2013 at 10:20 PM
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 us...
Posted in thread: Ball stuck in barrel.... on 02-01-2013 at 10:47 PM
I had one the exact same way. Hole in ball, everything. I screwed the puller back in. Put in
some powder from the flash hole and pushed the ball on to the powder. It came out just fine. If
you don't w...
Posted in thread: Powdered sugar ? on 02-01-2013 at 10:38 PM
Don`t believe everything you hear or read, Black powder is fairly safe & easy to make. (Just be
Careful)A good standard black powder:..100 parts saltpeter + 18 parts coal + 16 parts
Posted in thread: CVA 50 cal Mountain percussion on 11-01-2012 at 11:23 PM
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 e...
Posted in thread: CVA 50 cal Mountain percussion on 11-01-2012 at 01:56 AM
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 ...
Posted in thread: Newb question- Best ammo type for hunting on 04-03-2012 at 01:37 AM
I agree w this. I have seen deer shot w 45, 50, 54, and 60 cal smoke poles and of the all
sabbots have done the best. A 280 barnes 50 cal sabbot out of my 54 tc contender will roll
small deer off thei...
Posted in thread: 209 primers and Round ball. on 09-23-2011 at 10:33 PM
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
Posted in thread: Ruger 10/22 Sporter Contest on 07-14-2011 at 11:24 PM
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Posted in thread: Are black powder rifles and pistols fun to shoot? on 08-09-2010 at 02:32 PM
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