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Firearms / Re: Got me a NEW shooter
« Last post by bldtrailer on March 03, 2021, 08:20:41 PM »
50 temp low wind RANGE TIME ;D [ Invalid Attachment ]  Swiss  3f 60 grns .020 tallow lube .490 ball  pt  50 yrds 4 shots
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The Campfire / Re: "It Finally Happened to Me"
« Last post by doc nock on March 03, 2021, 09:52:26 AM »
yup, Rob, Ole mike said he KNEW he done bad but didn't listen to those tiny voices... :(:(

HE was most fortunate...

Good clarification to an important issue...

IME, only hunting, NO woods walks... I only ever GOT 1 shot, but it doesn't take a lot of time to swap out a patched jag for a patch wrapped smaller Caliber brush to do the ante chamber on my GPR...
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The Campfire / Re: "It Finally Happened to Me"
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on March 03, 2021, 09:17:53 AM »
WOW! Thanks for posting that Rob! I find it totally plausible that an ember may remain in the barrel. It could happen to anyone. It reinforces the rules, never pour from the can or flask and never put face or body parts over the muzzle.

Questions though. Why the "oily bore"? Did you not swab out the bore prior to loading? What conditions brought about that situation?

That wasn't me, that was Mike Nesbitt.  Yes, he should have swabbed out the bore because he knew of the oil issue.  That would have been better than blowing down the bbl. 

Most of us want a trad sidelock that we can load and shoot repeatedly without the need for fouling control, which saves times with running a patch or two down the tube. 

Further more, those with offshore built trad muzzleloaders need to attend to those patent breech plugs.  This means that if you swab the bore with patched jag after a shot is taken, you will be pushing bp residue into the patent breech ante-chamber and this could/will restrict ignition on the next load.  I can expand more on this if need be, but suffice to say, patent breech plugs will always require extra work, even if it's only about after shoot barrel cleaning.

SO ... don't  wipe, BLOW.

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The Campfire / Re: "It Finally Happened to Me"
« Last post by N.Y. Yankee on March 03, 2021, 08:59:06 AM »
WOW! Thanks for posting that Rob! I find it totally plausible that an ember may remain in the barrel. It could happen to anyone. It reinforces the rules, never pour from the can or flask and never put face or body parts over the muzzle.

Questions though. Why the "oily bore"? Did you not swab out the bore prior to loading? What conditions brought about that situation?
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Firearms / Got me a NEW shooter
« Last post by dhaverstick on March 02, 2021, 04:23:50 PM »
What a beauty!

Darren
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Firearms / Re: Got me a NEW shooter
« Last post by Cobweb on March 02, 2021, 02:05:54 AM »
Great looking rifle! I sure it will shoot true for you.

Big John
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Firearms / Re: Got me a NEW shooter
« Last post by wolf on February 28, 2021, 04:44:35 PM »
beautiful! let us know how it shoots,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Gunsmithing, Gunmaking & Firearm Assemblies / Re: Swivel barrel double rebuild.
« Last post by Rob DiStefano on February 28, 2021, 03:41:13 PM »
Whoa!  Very COOL!  :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Gunsmithing, Gunmaking & Firearm Assemblies / Swivel barrel double rebuild.
« Last post by okawbow on February 28, 2021, 02:10:07 PM »
I got a Numrich Arms .45 caliber swivel barrel double rifle barrels and stock as part of a trade, a week ago. It came with an L&R back action lock and a stock blank. The old lock was missing and the owner said it never worked right, any way.

I decided to use the original stock, and cut out the old lock inlet and replace the wood on that side with matching walnut. I had to cut the front of the lock plate to fit, but the inlet was fairly straight forward. I needed to file the trigger bar a little to get the lock to function correctly. The hammer matched up very well, without having to bend it. I polished the lockplate and hammer, and rust blued them, sanded and finished the wood with oil finish.

Should be a handy deer rifle with a fast second shot. It’s short, with 28” barrels and weighs just over 8#.

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Firearms / Re: Got me a NEW shooter
« Last post by goingoldskool on February 27, 2021, 08:35:12 PM »
Very nice!
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