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    Hello from Norway.

    Welcome from Colorado! My son and I were in Bergen, Alesund, Kristiansand, Arendal (our roots) and hiked to the Trolltunga!
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    Green River Rifle Works Hawken

    I see, thanks for the explanation.
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    Green River Rifle Works Hawken

    Is there a crack in the snail?
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    Prettiest Cap and Ball

    Hello again. Here’s a picture of the the front of the recoil shield. As you suspected, there is evidence of the excessive charges. The cylinder has left imprints of the ratchet and pins between the nipples. This is a a wall hanger as I am not going to fix it. I have a steel framed 1851 now and...
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    Prettiest Cap and Ball

    Thanks, Jim, for the information. I was curious about the manufacturer too, so that question was answered as well. I will post a picture of the front of the recoil shield., but it sounds as though the repair just isn't worth it. Just so I have a shooter, I picked up a Pietta Old West 1851 with...
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    Prettiest Cap and Ball

    I have been mulling over this brass-framed Griz and Gunny looseness issue. I find that the slop is both vertical and horizontal around the arbor and I was able to measure the gap at the bottom of the frame (when I press and hold the end of the barrel up so the forcing cone is against the...
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    Prettiest Cap and Ball

    The "Griz and Gunny" was my first black powder firearm, a High Standard I spotted in the display case at a local feed store in '75. The brass frame caught my eye and over the years of shooting nothing but max loads (the ignorance of youth) I managed to shoot it loose, so it sits forlorn in the...
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    Comments at the range

    I have heard most of the comments put forth here, and always always offer up the opportunity for the neophytes to try it out. The best non-comment was from a German work colleague whom I took to the range with his wife to shoot a Garand and some WW2 German rifles from my collection. For a little...
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    What did you do today

    Received word from DGW that the items I ordered have been shipped. True to their word of a 3-4 week order fulfillment timeline. Patience pays, there was never any need to call and ask where my order is. Good folks of Union City.
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    What did you do today

    I began filing and sanding the trigger guard on my Lyman .54 Plains Pistol kit. I'll shine it knowing full well the patina it will assume over time, but it has to be done. Was distracted by the barrel lying there and gently draw-filed and sanded the raised lettering...mustn't have that. While...
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    What was your first Muzzleloader?

    Yes, a Derringer and a Mtn Pistol
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    What was your first Muzzleloader?

    Mine was a High Standard Griswald and Gunnison that I picked up at local farm supply store in the town where I attended college. I loved shooting it and learned to appreciate the technology of the time. I eventually shot that brass frame loose.
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    Help identifying pistol

    This surely appears to be ivory. The stock has a similar patina to ones that can be seen at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: Wapens en scheepsmodellen - Kunstwerken - Rijksstudio - Rijksmuseum
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    Removing nipples

    Agreed! I engineered crab boats in AK and every thread on every fastener got the 'Seize'.
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    Removing nipples

    Same here, every time. For cleaning rifles, removal of the nipple aids in the draw of cleaning solution from the bucket up the barrel. I have a can of copper Never-Seize (laying around the shop forever) that I use a little dab on the threads for ease of disassembly after the next range time..
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