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Spence10 
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03-27-18 06:00 PM - Post#1676713    

    In response to Black Hand

  • Black Hand Said:
It just seemed the right thing to do...


The fellow who made my combination gun screw and worm agreed with that.





Spence

 
Black Hand 
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Black Hand
03-27-18 06:42 PM - Post#1676720    

    In response to Spence10

Except my leather washer is at the business end rather than the end screwing into the rod.



 
Spence10 
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03-27-18 06:48 PM - Post#1676722    

    In response to Black Hand

Sorry to hear that, mine is permanent.

Spence

 
Black Hand 
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03-27-18 07:36 PM - Post#1676736    

    In response to Spence10

There is a cleaning jag attachment that fits over the screw, so a permanent washer would have been a problem.

 
RJDH 
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03-27-18 08:05 PM - Post#1676744    

    In response to Black Hand

Spence, Black hand and all,

With my rifle I didn't have a guide, so just put a flint leather over the screw before I shoved it down the barrel. Sometimes I make them with a polished ball of brass behind the steel screw.
I like the horn one best though.

 
Smokey Plainsman 
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Smokey Plainsman
04-05-18 01:37 AM - Post#1678215    

    In response to Black Hand

So what options would be most appropriate for mid 19th century shooting?

 
Artificer 
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04-05-18 03:19 AM - Post#1678218    

    In response to Smokey Plainsman

  • Smokey Plainsman Said:
So what options would be most appropriate for mid 19th century shooting?



It all depends on first what kind of gun you are talking about whether rifle, smoothbore or pistol.

Then you have to consider WHERE the location of the gun would have been in that period.

Then you have to consider how affluent the owner was at that time and place.

To give you the best answers, this is the kind of information we need.

Gus


 
Grenadier1758 
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04-05-18 08:01 AM - Post#1678238    

    In response to Smokey Plainsman

  • Smokey Plainsman Said:
All I am wondering, when did ramrod accessories such as those currently available for our rifles come into existence? Things like these:





I am interested in getting historically correct ramrod accessories for a mid 19th century percussion civilian rifle. Did they even have threaded ramrods back then? If so, what designs of jags and worms did they use? Did they look like those above? If they did not have threaded ramrods, what technology did they use to clean there guns and to load them?

Thanks!

-Smokey



I guess I should go back to Smokey's original post and give a shout out to Larry Callahan's Bag Molds. He makes a very nice ball puller and scouring worm as well as bag molds.


 
Rifleman1776 
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04-05-18 09:54 AM - Post#1678252    

    In response to Smokey Plainsman

  • Smokey Plainsman Said:
All I am wondering, when did ramrod accessories such as those currently available for our rifles come into existence? Things like these:





I am interested in getting historically correct ramrod accessories for a mid 19th century percussion civilian rifle. Did they even have threaded ramrods back then? If so, what designs of jags and worms did they use? Did they look like those above? If they did not have threaded ramrods, what technology did they use to clean there guns and to load them?

Thanks!

-Smokey




That is a very good question. Would be nice if some of the original founders of NMLRA (ca. 1930s) were still around. My understanding is they had and used only old/original rifles. And, I heard stories that there were barrels full of original parts at the early Friendship matches for the taking. What was used for rod tips might have been documented. I dunno. Early issues of Muzzle Blasts might have had articles on the subject.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
04-09-18 06:37 PM - Post#1678874    

    In response to Rifleman1776

I had a 1950s Dixie gun works catalog. There were a few non discript .45 guns. Tons of old flintlocks, ramrod tips sling mounts side plates old pistols WTBS muskets, many European percussion muskets screws springs side plates pipes endcaps butt plates knifes bayonets .... all cheap.
I got it early teens and wasn’t yet more then a passing interest in ml, I gave it to a friend before I got my first ml.

 
Rifleman1776 
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04-10-18 10:03 AM - Post#1678937    

    In response to tenngun

I finally located my bound copy of the early years of Muzzle Blasts. Unfortunately, there were few illustrations making quick thumbing through to locate something very difficult. Other downside once I start reading, it is difficult to put down. I'll continue looking for sumptin' on ramrod accessories.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
04-11-18 12:44 PM - Post#1679111    

    In response to Rifleman1776

Yeah I have that problem. I get looking something up and lo and behold I’m lost on something I had compleatly forgot. Hours later my wife is calling asking if I got lost in my man cave... and I have to admit ‘yes I did’.

 
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