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    Holiday Targets

    I thought that I would start a thread for targets used to celebrate various holidays. Here is a link to a target that you can download to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July. https://targets4free.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Fourth-of-July-Redcoat-Shooting-Target-by-Targets4Free.pdf
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    Flintlock Snobbery

    Every now and then we need to poke a little fun at ourselves. Some of you may have noticed someone who has a particular interest in a shooting or hunting genre that may look down on others in the sport that don't necessarily share the same interest or passion. I've seen traditional archers...
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    Choose between Jaeger or Motrimer

    I need another gun like I need a hole in the head. Regardless, I'm contemplating the purchase of either the Pedersoli Jaeger target rifle or the Mortimer Flintlock target rifle. I like the hooked breech feature of the Mortimer but have heard that the Jaeger is not as muzzle heavy. Does anyone...
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    Brass Black on Brass Furniture Question

    I have other blackpowder guns and haven't bothered to polish the brass furniture. I doesn't matter to me whether or not the brass is kept looking new. I just want to keep the firearm free of rust and fully functional. Sometime ago, I got a Pedersoli Frontier rifle (not the deluxe version -...
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    Flintlock Howdah Pistol

    I want one.
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    V Target Question

    I'm really curious about the target depicted below. I've seen pictures of it a long time ago in some muzzle loading articles but don't know the history behind it and why this target was chosen to use for competition. I cannot find anything on the glorious thing we call the internet. I was...
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    Merry Christmas for George Washington and the Continental Army!

    Remember what happened on this day 243 years ago and why we enjoy the freedoms that we do today. Enjoy the video and Merry Christmas.
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    Gas Cutting the Arbor of the 1860 Army

    A friend of mine has a problem with the gas cutting the arbor of his 1860 Army. The attached photos show how far the problem has progressed. I have a 38 year old 2nd generation 1860 Army that has been fired a lot. Yet, I haven't experienced this problem. His 1860 Army is a Pietta. I read...
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    How Often Do You Remove the Touch Hole Liner

    Only recently have I acquired flintlocks with touch hole liners. My other flintlocks just had touch holes - no liners. My two Pedersoli Charles Moore flintlock pistols have hooked breeches. So this makes them easier to clean. On the other hand, my Frontier rifle lacks the hooked breech but...
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    How Often Do You Remove the Touch Hole Liner

    Only recently have I acquired flintlocks with touch hole liners. My other flintlocks just had touch holes - no liners. My two Pedersoli Charles Moore flintlock pistols have hooked breeches. So this makes them easier to clean. On the other hand, my Frontier rifle lacks the hooked breech but...
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    Pedersolis Are Like Rabbits (New Frontier .45 Cal Flintlock)

    I put a couple of Pedersolis in my closet and in no time at all there was another one! And another one. And another one. The FedEx stork brought me the seventh Pedersoli. It's the Frontier flintlock rifle in .45 caliber. I got the standard walnut version. Although I was thinking that I...
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    Songs of the AWI

    Every war inspires patriotic songs. I wonder how many songs the AWI inspired. I'll start first. I have very fond memories of my Father putting this on the record player. As near as I can determine, the music goes back to Scotland over two hundred years ago. So enjoy the song and please...
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    The Rifle in the American Revolution

    I came across this article and thought it worth posting. What is interesting is the low opinion of the rifle back then. https://historicfloridamilitia.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/the-rifle-in-the-american-revolution.pdf
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    Talk Me Out of Buying a Pedersoli 20 Gauge Shotgun

    I already have the Howdah pistol by Pedersoli. There was no practical purpose for buying it. However the fun factor broke the fun meter! Because the pistol is a 20 gauge, I’ve been tempted to get the Pedersoli 20 Gauge shotgun. If I do that, I may take up rabbit hunting again. That means I’ll...
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    Predicted versus Actual Powder Dispensed

    I usually like shooting my black-powder arms with pre-measured charges. However, there are times when I wish to load directly from the flask. BTW, please save the comments about loading directly from the flask. I've shot black-powder for over 40 years and haven't had a problem with left-over...
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    Swaged Knurled Minie Ball Project

    I had discussed this a little on another thread but wanted to bring it up here as I hate to hijack someone else's thread. So here goes... I use a Corbin's swaging press to swage a lot of my bullets. I do that for the Whitworth, Sharps and Enfield rifles. It beats casting but that's another...
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    To Lube or Not to Lube - That is the question...

    Because I don't use shotguns I was researching the type of lubricant to use on cushion wads. Some other forums had some people posting messages stating that they don't lube the dry wads while others do with their own recipe. I didn't see much written about this subject. So what is the...
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning of Bullet Molds PART 3

    These are the before and after photos of a Sharps bullet mold. The before photos will show a coating of mold preparation solution. Nevertheless, I wanted this to go in the cleaner with the other molds to see how well it would get rid of the lead deposits that I was too lazy to remove the old...
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning of Bullet Molds PART 2

    Here are some before and after photos of the 4-cavity mold for the .454 round ball. BEFORE 1: Next time, I'll spray some oil on the mold to keep rust from forming. Boy am I embarrassed to admit neglecting my equipment this way. Also note the little bit of lead deposit along the bottom left...
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning of Bullet Molds PART 1

    I cast about 780 .614 round balls yesterday. It also showed on the bullet mold. Instead of trying to get the lead off the old-fashioned way, I decided to use the Bald Eagle ultrasonic cleaner. I have a 13 liter US cleaner because I reload a lot of brass for those new-fangled cartridge guns...
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