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  1. Larry (Omaha)

    Should I file sight base to match flats on barrel?

    I have seen sights both flush and extended. My personal opinion is that if it is neat, not too wide, or a fuzz past, looking like a failed flush, either way is OK. If you are asking about period correctness, I am not able to answer that one. Flintlocklar 🇺🇲
  2. Larry (Omaha)

    Accuracy affected by dirty breech plug?

    Speaking from only experience: A dirty breech can cause sporadic, poor, or no ignition. I have not noticed any accuracy decline. Flintlocklar 🇺🇸
  3. Larry (Omaha)

    New Member from Florida

    Welcome from the state of Nebraska! TC, 50 cal was my first percussion rifle. Good starter, although not as good as the M14 (LOL) Flintlocklar
  4. Larry (Omaha)

    New member

    parolebear, Welcome to the forum from the state of Nebraska. Flintlocklar 🇺🇸
  5. Larry (Omaha)

    Should there be a gap under front sight when installed?

    A slight gap is not a huge issue, but will not be a correct install. (I know you want it correct, or you wouldn't have asked) The sight needs to be down home on the barrel. If your metal is still in the white, it is not too late to make it right. It isn't a mistake if ya can fix it.;)...
  6. Larry (Omaha)

    I just finished another pistol

    Impeccable! :thumb: Flintlocklar🇺🇸
  7. Larry (Omaha)

    Are the ring rub/scratch marks on a revolver typical?

    Thanks Jim, that is what I thought would help, but wanted to check first if that was a good idea. I have a diamond stone that I can hand tool. When rotating the cylinder with the hammer, one specific chamber has an unacceptable bind. Flintlocklar 🇺🇲
  8. Larry (Omaha)

    Are the ring rub/scratch marks on a revolver typical?

    My revolver knowledge is just above kindergarten. I have a Uberti Remington 44 cal. It has always had the cylinder rub scratch marks from the stop rubbing against it. Most of the revolvers I have seen have the same marks. My question: Is this something that occurs because the stop is...
  9. Larry (Omaha)

    Does a RB travel with constant rotation, or accelerate?

    If your just shootin and do not care why RBs do what they do, I agree. If one wants to know why a RB does what it does, then physics play a huge role in our shooting. Thanks for posting Flintlocklar🇺🇲
  10. Larry (Omaha)

    Does a RB travel with constant rotation, or accelerate?

    Maybe the OP's buddy was thinking of a gain twist barrel. Notchy Bob BP shooter #2 was only expressing opinion about regular twist per my example: So, I am going to ask the experts here. A 50 cal, 48" barrel, with 1 revolution in 48" twist is fired using 60 grains of 2F. Thanks for your...
  11. Larry (Omaha)

    Does a RB travel with constant rotation, or accelerate?

    What is the formula to convert rate of twist to RPMs? Flintlocklar 🇺🇲
  12. Larry (Omaha)

    Does a RB travel with constant rotation, or accelerate?

    BP shooter #2 says it accelerates, not me, I heard both BP shooters thoughts and that is why I posted. Flintlocklar
  13. Larry (Omaha)

    Does a RB travel with constant rotation, or accelerate?

    Two other BP shooters I know have different opinions about RB rotation after it leaves the barrel. So, I am going to ask the experts here. A 50 cal, 48" barrel, with 1 revolution in 48" twist is fired using 60 grains of 2F. When the RB leaves the muzzle it has already rotated 1 complete turn...
  14. Larry (Omaha)

    Capper anyone ?

    I hate cappers, but they are necessary when in the field! I don't hunt, so I am usually where I can set the factory container down and insert the cap my with fingers. When I am forced to use a capper it is of the inline style. Flintlocklar 🇺🇸
  15. Larry (Omaha)

    Didn't Think I Would Measure My Group with a Quarter

    Very good shooting! :thumb: Nice to see again, I know, cuz, I was wearing trifocals until cataract surgery. Too bad the shots are not dead center (LOL) 😂 Flintlocklar🇺🇲
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