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    Cannon American Eagle Safe Failed

    I have a cannon safe that locked me out. I called their customer service and they tried to help me but it still didn’t open. They sent me a new digital pad and it didn’t help. I had to contact them for a rescue code. It will require $30 plus a notarized signed form sent to them via email. They...
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    .36 Caliber Fans?

    I too like both the 32 and 36. Great guns for 50 yards or less. Great for small game and cheap for plinking. I’ve not found fouling to be a problem. I tend to wipe about every 4-5 shots. Work great with spit patch for plinking or target.
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    What Muzzleloading Stuff Did You Do Today?

    I want one! Especially the Remington.
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    Pietta 1858 Sheriff Disassembly

    Don’t plan on taking mine out unless after 30-40 years it wears out or gets cut by gas erosion from the cylinder barrel gap. I have a 40 year old 1858 that is just starting to show a groove. I might have to replace it in another 40-50 years. 😁
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    Pietta 1858 Sheriff Disassembly

    You made me curious and I checked mine and sure enough it won’t come out. Does anyone know, is the latch pin screwed into the barrel? I didn’t want to bugger it up trying to unscrew it as I have no reason to pull the cylinder pin.
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    Petroleum Products and BP don't mix?

    My biggest problem loading is dry mouth, otherwise spit patch works great.
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    Cap sizes?

    If I find 10s or 11s I’m going to buy them unless the price is crazy.
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    Why is everything out of stock??

    Our local Academy has also had ammo but no BP stuff. The clerk told me a couple of days ago they are no longer stocking it. That may only be a local issue and maybe only temporarily. Local Wally World no longer carrying BP stuff.
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    Petroleum Products and BP don't mix?

    When I was a young grade schooler the gun safety pamphlets said alcohol and gun powder did mix. Took me a lot of years to figure out what that meant. I’ve used oil to protect muzzleloader barrels for years. Haven’t tried it for patch lube and probably won’t as spit and other stuff work fine.
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    Need replacement barrel- do I have to go custom?

    Hawkeye gave you the correct answer. Bobby has a great reputation here.
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    How to clean gun properly after shooting prodex or 777 powder

    Water with a drop or two of dish soap is your friend when it comes to cleaning a black powder firearm. You need to get the fired powder residue out of or off the gun. Once it is clean and dry it then needs something to protect the metal. I use 3in 1 oil or Barricade or maybe both.
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    Using Older CVA #11 Caps in Blue Container

    As others mentioned they are likely corrosive but I used them for several years in the late 70s with no I’ll effect. Just thoroughly clean the barrel, nipple channel and nipple in a timely manner after use. I still have the revolver and TC Hawken that used them and they are still in good but...
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    Help with identity, percussion gun belived to be a converted flintlock

    Absolutely not an expert but the lock does appear to have been altered as Eric noted. It may have replaced an original flintlock. I too think $1200 might be a little steep.
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    Using Older CVA #11 Caps in Blue Container

    Refill with homemade caps since production ones are scarce.
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    spring flintlock pistol hunting

    I made mine with a 5-6”piece of 4x4. I drilled a 3/4” hole up through the bottom center to about an inch from the top. I then drilled a 1/2” hole on each side angled up to center hole. Take a old jar with lid and cut o hole in the lid to match the bottom hole in the 4x4 and nail or screw the lid...