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  1. FatBack

    Food grade wax

    Damn good cheese! Plus, another reason to buy some!
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    Food grade wax

    Now I have (another) reason to drink! :)
  3. FatBack

    Food grade wax

    I shoot cap and ball. Recently, I was eating some "baby bell" cheese. They are small, cheese wheels, wrapped in wax. I started saving the wax. Very soft wax and malleable with your fingers. Seems to me, good to use for a between the powder and ball, or over the cylinder seal. Anyone else use...
  4. FatBack

    Pre firing cleaning

    i have used toilet paper wads between the powder and ball. Maybe 18 rounds? Nary a chainfire.....BUT a fire hazard in prone areas. Also TP for blank wads on New Years and the 4th of July
  5. FatBack

    Pre firing cleaning

    Anyone eat Baby Bell cheeses? They are small and round and encased in low melt, food grade wax. I remember tell of bees wax over the balls. Any use for this wax?
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    Pre firing cleaning

    It's odd. I had two FTFs on the first cylinder, told my buddy it was failure to clean or snap caps. Both fired on the second cap. Told him "watch this, second cylinder will all go off".....sure enough.
  7. FatBack

    Revolver chain fires

    A TIG welder, no doubt. A skilled operator can weld a beer can (or steel can) right back together.
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    Pre firing cleaning

    Gotta order me a wrench (mine is on loan) and some felt wads. Shot with those the other day, for the first time. It seems neigh unto impossible to properly clean without one. Heretofore, I had used a brush with Hoppe's #9 on the nipple end. Cant bring myself to snap caps, seems such a waste.
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    Pre firing cleaning

    Was he injured? Curiously, my chain fire was at the "6 oclock" cylinder, the farthest one away. I knew it happened, just from noise and smoke. I was uninjured, the ball actually lodged into the frame, into the loading lever channel. I still have it. Do you use #10 caps? I use #11 and need to...
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    Pre firing cleaning

    I once had a chainfire with an 1858. I suspect it was from the nipple end, ball had crisco over each one. I had used a WD40 like product called "Rusty Duck" for storage and neglected to wipe it down well, before loading (granted, it was not saturated and had set for months, after application)...
  11. FatBack

    Hoppe's Number 9

    Lucky you, we have a gun shop (very sparse on ML stuff) and a WalMart, other than that, its about a 40 mile drive to the nearest, larger city.
  12. FatBack

    Gun show find

    Interesting, so genetics determine the dominate eye? Wonder if my brother shoots "goofy eyed" like me?
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    Gun show find

    I am right handed but shoulder a rifle on my left shoulder and aim with my left eye. Is this unusual?
  14. FatBack

    Walker... Or... Dragoon...

    I had an 1858 NMA repro. Did the same thing. I think the loading lever catch and / or spring, were worn. It would come unlatched, upon firing.
  15. FatBack

    Hoppe's Number 9

    I tried a search, no results. I shoot cap and ball, always used it. Seems to work good. Anyone else use it? Should I not? If so, why and what should I? After cleaning, i use air tool oil. I dont often shoot it. Any advice and input, is appreciated.
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