I'll have to mike the balls I use in mine (I think they are .350), but I've used either a greased felt wad or thin patch w/ success. W/ a wad, I use a pinch of tow over the ball to keep it down tight on the powder.
Surprise, surprise. That should be an embarassment and good negotiation point. "Everyone" knows how BP will rust a bore when left in too long. Probably wasn't cleaned after the last use because they didn't clear that load; another negotiation point.
Unsafe! "It may not even be safe to shoot...
The wrist shape and checkering makes the stock looks like a British sporting rifle to me.
I don't think that folding ramrod/wiper would be practical for a rifle, but for a smooth bore, it's inspired- and eliminates the need for a forearm or thimbles.
How's the balance?
That's a dramatic enough improvement for me to find some Evaporust.
I thought I was ridiculously anal about bore cleaning; even have a set of concave drop mirrors for a better look down the bores. My primary rifle looked mirror-bright - until I ran a scope down (& mine doesn't show laterally as...
From what I've read, it should.
I wasn't using this mold or shooting these Minies, though I used to have a .45 (& would be keeping this if
i still had it.
I'm selling this for a friend.
I believe that he intended to but it is unused.
From what I've read, Minies work well in RB twist rifling. I...