old gun

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by wmille01, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    My dad has had this old muzzle loader its a 50 cal, uses caps, he didn't know if it was loaded. It didn't have a round in it just a hell of a lot of powder caked in it. Like someone had it loaded took the ball out and poured water down the breach, a full load was just stuck in the barrel just no bullet. It has some rust damage on.

    I have no clue about how to go about this I want to shoot it, but I want to go about doing it safely any ideas. If it was one of those $200 in lines that you can pickup at any place I would just buy a new one but this is old school, wooden stock and what not. I'll try to get some pics on here later.
     
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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    useless without pictures.jpg

    Let's see whatcha got
     
  4. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    sorry about the pics someone lost my cord to my phone
     
  5. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    pics

    finally found my cord, this a traditions made in spain 50 cal. It has some rust on it but over all the barrel looks ok it also has a odd back sight I've never seen before.
     

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  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It seems that it's new enough that it would be shootable if the barrel's good.
     
  7. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    The sight is a 3/4 buckhorn. I prefer a full buckhorn where the horns almost meet. It's not an expensive gun but should clean up into a good shooter.