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    WANTED WTF a left hand muzzleloader for hunting.

    Not sure if you are look for entry level or not. Check out Deer Creek's Website. They have New/Old Stock Left handed CVA St. Louis for $289. My son bought one and competes with it. It was new outta the box. It is a CVA lock with associated issues (Needs the shorter flints).. But it works...
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    Replica Powder Flask Quality

    Some good info here. I'll avoid the retailers for now, especially online ones and insist to inspect them in hand. I wrote the retailer and am waiting on a reply. They have a 100% guarantee and I am certain they will honor it. Just a pain to have to deal with it is all. I may just go for a...
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    Replica Powder Flask Quality

    I ordered a new replica colt powder flask manufactured by one of the popular italian arms companies and sold by a popular muzzleloading retailer to compliment a new 1851 Navy and was quite disappointed in the quality. I found it contained a significant amount of what seems like coarse sand or...
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    Uberti 1851 Stuck Barrel

    Another update! So I've been to the range a few more times and have a few more observations. As with most firearms, a little use lossens things up. It still sticks a bit, but comes apart easily with the popsicle trick and goes together without having to hammer it together. BUT, as a couple...
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    WANTED Canoe Gun

    If you don't get any luck here, Sitting Fox typically has a canoe gun or two listed on their site. Mushka, A canoe gun could be considered a 'carbine' of the period. A very short gun. Easy to store, handle, and fire from a canoe.
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    pure aggrevation

    I'm guilty of using what I had on hand for a number of years. While being careful and patient has its benefits, it's just plain EASIER to have the right fit up front. What I am also finding is that many of the screws I'm coming across now have a VERY narrow slot! No standard 'off the shelf'...
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    Uberti 1851 Stuck Barrel

    Update here, Nothing extraordinary found, but during the first post firing cleaning, I still could not separate the barrel and arbor by hand and tried the rammer trick Tom and Gee mentioned with a popsicle stick to protect the rammer. Worked with a LOT less force than I anticipated! Thanks...
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    Uberti 1851 Stuck Barrel

    Thank you all for your help! Sure, I normally send something back that won't work right outta the box. But I have found with my rifles, it is usually not worth the hassle IF.. big IF.. it's an easy fix. I did use a fine finishing compound on a dremel polishing felt in the arbor hole not...
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    Uberti 1851 Stuck Barrel

    Thanks all, I've read a lot about the short arbor problem, but perhaps I am misunderstanding it? I get the impression that a short arbor allows the cylinder/barrel gap to vary (as it is not seated) and causes the cylinder to bind against the forcing cone and not index properly. While it's...
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    Uberti 1851 Stuck Barrel

    Howdy all! I hope all here had a merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! I was fortunate to receive an Uberti 1851 Navy as a gift this year. This makes my frist BP revolver. Upon inspection, the revolver was saturated in an oil so I proceeded to disassemble for a thorough...
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    Looking for Unique Target Ideas

    Some good new suggestions as of late! I have pondered the thought of a timed or pressure match. I keep thinking there is such a disparity between our normal shooters' speeds that there is a large part that would not be happy to be rushed... but then again, we ALL talk about the charging bear...
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    Range boxes

    Too funny, I logged in just now to see if I could find a thread for range box ideas myself. I'm currently using an old plastic fishing tackle box. It works, but I'd like to have less plastic at the line. @Eddie2002 - Check out some of the cowboy action cart setups. There are quite a few...
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    Do you have to lube conicals?

    +1 for oil and wax. I use beeswax and olive oil. Cures chapped lips hunting in windy dry weather and doesn't hurt the meat (edible) I lube my hunting patches with a 'lotion' consistency ratio and pan lube the conicals with a harder ratio. (Ratios are temperature dependent so your mileage will...
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    Looking for Unique Target Ideas

    The flower target from today's match. 15 balls. 2 in the pot and 1 for each other feature on the flower. 2 fers were allowed if you split the line. Had to fill up the flower before you could put any in the bull. 5 pts for each hit on a flower feature. Bull as scored in rings.
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    Gun safety

    Good thread. I certainly understand the frustrations being aired here. I have also seen most of these behaviors. With each passing year muzzleloading knowledge seems to be eclipsed a bit more by the influences modern arms. Many of today's shooters have never tried or given much thought to...
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