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    Traditions Customer Service....

    I lost the screw that holds the Frizzen Spring in my Deer hunter. I called Traditions up and they sent me one that arrived in three Days. First time dealing with them and am impressed....
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    Musket Cap question....

    The local Wal-Mart has the CCI four wing musket caps on clearance for $2.00 for a hundred. I have a GPR that I can send to TOW for a proper Nipple to use. Would using these be safe and not hurt the accuracy of the Lyman ??
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    Lyman trade Rifle

    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13906927_1896747080553020_3405264257111346034_n.jpg?oh=b9c49d16692f767792aa3668d0ba2520&oe=5855467E Finally got the new Trade rifle to the Range. Never touched the sights, just upped the Powder charge. 65 grs. 2F and 022 Ticking lubed with TOW...
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    cva plainsman Barrel?

    Will a Barrel off a cva Bobcat fit the cva Plainsman ?? Grandson has a plainsman and the barrel is toast , but rest of the gun is ok .
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    Traded for rusty flintlock

    My oldest Son showed up today with a n older Cabela`s Hawken Flintlock. Or, should I say parts for one. He traded a Harbor Freight , $89.00 on sale, Generator for it. The Guy said it was loaded and the Barrel showed signs of a rust bucket. Turned out it wasn`t loaded and after scrubbing the...
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    Utter disappointment !!

    I bought a T/C .56 cal. Smoothbore percussion off of Gun Broker. Guy said it was in unfired condition. Got the Gun Today and as always got a Flashlight and checked the Bore. Staring back at Me was a Ball and Patch!! Pulled the Nipple and Yep, It is loaded !!On the outside the Gun looks like it...
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    Barrel length question...

    Is there any benefits to having a long Barreled versus a short, 24 in. Barrel, on a smoothbore ? Birdshot or Roundball, any good or bad to it ??
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    This could have been bad !!!

    Was At A Turkey shoot yesterday. Among our Group was a new shooter. He had a traditions Flintlock that would not go off. Was giving Him help when i noticed He had a piece of cloth Patching holding In his Flint. Told him right off that was a no-no!! He said that is the only way a He can get the...
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    Pedersoli Traditional Flintlock Hawken Rifle...

    Anybody have one?? They are on sale At Cabela`s and they look like It might be a good , light Hunting Gun?? The Reviews are good on It but am wondering If anybody uses one?
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    Bare Ball In A Smoothie ?

    I usually shoot a Patched Ball In my .62 Cal. Caywood. How tight does a bare ball have to be for accuracy? Also, what kind of Wad, the thin over the Powder type or thick cushion type Wad, Is used ?? The Ball size I use now Is from A .600 Lee Mold and It will roll rather loosely down the Barrel.
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    Lyman Black Powder Revolver....

    I have a chance to buy one. It is a little bit on the crusty side but I think it will clean up ok. Any Info on them, good or bad ???
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    Swiss Powder Loads

    I shoot Calibers from .45 to .62. Is there one Grade of Swiss Powder that would work in all of them? Or, should I use different grades??? Also, how much Powder reduction has to be used versus Goex??
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    I got a .54 instead of a .58

    A few Months ago, I bought a Danny Caywood Smoothbore, that was also fitted with a .58 Cal. Barrel. This was off of Gunbroker.Anyhow, I was rooting around in some Roundballs that I got off my Unc and found a .58 Ball. Long story short, it sat on top of the Barrel. Seems like I got a .54 instead...
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    Caywood Smoothie question???

    Had a chance today to shoot my Caywood Smoothbore. I was having some ignition trouble and noticed that, this is going to be hard to explain, the Hammer was not going all the way down to where the Flint stopped just above the Pan. It stops about two inches above the Pan. Is this noremal in a...
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    Bought a Caywood 20Ga

    Just pushed the " BUY" Button on, GunBroker.com, for a Caywood 20Ga. English Fowler!! Included is a .58 Cal.interchangeable Barrel. Tis a Left Hander. Any ideas if I did good or Bad?? Not much experience when It comes to Caywwod Flinters....
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    Great Plain Lock Parts...

    Mr. Wannabe Gunsmith here!!! Is there any place , besides Lyman Products, that I can send for a Screw that holds the Bridle in place?? I stripped mine out and sent to Lyman for one. It has been backordered for 6 weeks now. They must be made in downtown Afganistan????
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    There goes some of my savings....

    Received my Lefty Lyman from third Generation. Very impressed with the fast delivery and only $7,95 shipping. The Stock is niced Grained, the Lock, which was already installed, sparks great. The Pan and Frizzen are tight and the touch hole sets flat against the Lock , just like it outta. Now the...
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    Hoppes#9

    Finally had a chance to try the Hoppes today. How wet do the Patches have to be?? I usually spit patch and with this stuff I ended up with slippery Fingers and a gooey mess!! I`m thinking maybe they just needed to be on the damp side and save a mess ?? Was impressed with not having to clean...
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    CVA Mt. Rifle Question....

    Opinions wanted. Would it be feasible or possible to change a CVA Mountain Rifle from Percussion to Flintlock???? Or, should I just let it as is??
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    Dovetail size??

    Anybody know the size of the front sight dovetail for a CVA Mountain Rifle. Thanks in advance....
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