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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Larry (Omaha)

    What is your procedure for installing brass inlays?

    There is usually more than one way to accomplish most tasks. I had always thought until recently that after a brass inlay/escutcheon was installed and polished (no engraving) it was to be removed for stain & oil, then replaced after. A friend last week who has built hundreds of pistols and...
  4. Larry (Omaha)

    Early Lancaster patch box patterns/shapes??

    I am close to making a brass patch box for an Early Lancaster Flintlock currently in the works. I am not an engraver, so I am looking for something simple that would be appropriate, but can exclude engraving. I have books with Early Lancaster PBs, but am at a standstill at this point. Any...
  5. Larry (Omaha)

    Please explain..........No fly needed with double set single throw triggers?

    Zonie posted some data about double set, single throw triggers and compared them to double set, double throw triggers. A good percentage of what was posted, I am in tune with. I am however miffed at why double set single throw triggers do not need a fly in tumbler. In my mind (here is where...
  6. Larry (Omaha)

    A friend needs CVA Hawken flintlock help with ignition issue

    I am an avid flint shooter, but know nothing about CVAs' Hawken flintlock. I was at a shoot last Sunday with a friend shooting his CVA Hawken. He mentioned his desire to have ignition similar to my rifle. Because I know nothing about the CVA breech area and or problems (if there are) I want...
  7. Larry (Omaha)

    My mentor's jig for routing a barrel channel

    Hey guys, went to my old time mentor, Rod, to check on his projects. Rod and I met in the early 70s. He has made many many rifles and pistols. He is self taught and amazes me every time I see his work. This jig is nothing that the big boys here will see as extraordinary, but I want to post...
  8. Larry (Omaha)

    Looking for some outstanding ML 100 yard target score photos

    Looking for a few outstanding 100 yard ML target photos. Must be legal ( NMLRA rules) photos shot by anyone, even someone you do not know. Photos can of any position, any ignition. Would prefer at least three shots or more with the following info if possible: Type of gun, caliber...
  9. Larry (Omaha)

    Is Ebony a good or bad idea for YOU?

    I am in the process of making a Early Lancaster flint rifle. I like a thumb area escutcheon or inay. I have used steel, and brass, for other rifles, but never Ebony. I know it is my rifle and can do what I want. My question: Would you like Ebony for a thumb inlay or not? If you do not like...
  10. Larry (Omaha)

    Question about original stock RR ferrule design

    When the ferrule metal is shaped around a shaft of the desired size and brought back together it forms a skirt below the ferrule. (not sure if skirt is correct name) The bottom inside of the ferrule is then soldered where the two ends meet. My question: Is the skirt below the ferrel then...
  11. Larry (Omaha)

    Annealing brass question

    I have read procedures on annealing brass and question the water quench. In the 70's when I first started working with sheet brass I was told to anneal brass, the process was to heat to bright red, and room cool. When the brass starts to get work related hard again, then repeat the...
  12. Larry (Omaha)

    How about some tips you may have?

    Hey guys, Ever wonder how you are going to do something? Necessity is the mother of invention and we all come up with ideas to do an assembly/manufacture procedure. Some of our ideas are good and some just plain don't work or are way too much trouble. I would like to start a post to pick...
  13. Larry (Omaha)

    A little newbie help to make a back sight by hand.

    This post is not for the seasoned shooters/builders here, but for the ones that are learning and thinking about trying their skills in the muzzleloading hobby. I am not a machinist, but learned a long time ago that a lot of small parts can be made with a good old hacksaw and some files. A...
  14. Larry (Omaha)

    Would like more information about the upcoming Minnesota Territorial shoot this July

    My SIL and I plan on attending (If Covid is over) the Minnesota Territorial this July. (Harris MN) We have never been there and have no idea what the range or the host club is like. Any and all info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance Flintlocklar 🇺🇸
  15. Larry (Omaha)

    Which of these two stains will give better results?

    Hey Guys, I would like some comparison facts on two rifle stains. I tried Aqua Fortis (AQ) on my first rifle and had pretty good results, but never tried Ferric Nitrate. The green effect one might end up with using AQ is a big drawback for me choosing a stain for my new rifle. I have read...
  16. Larry (Omaha)

    Hey Guys this is "MY WAY" to trim the forestock for a new rifle

    I am just a retired carpenter, and did lots of work on a bench or at the least saw horses. I do not mean suspended via a vice or other means, just plain flat on a solid surface. When I built my first rifle in the early 70s I purchase two bench vice and proceeded that way, thinking this is the...
  17. Larry (Omaha)

    Easy to Make Target Board

    With the Covid19 issue, our range is closed to the public. My SIL wants to go shooting this Sat at the farm, and he suggested pallets for target support. Bullet stop is not an issue. Pallets are a very crude way to set up a target, plus ya got to support them somehow. I had this tripod in...
  18. Larry (Omaha)

    Question for a chemist? Not sure of oil protection issue.

    Hey gang, I usually clean my muzzleloading locks with hot soapy water. When rinsed, I blow them dry with compressed air. I then place on a rag and saturate with WD40, gun oil, and or CLP. I let them sit a day or two to let the excess run off. The other day I did the same procedure, but...
  19. Larry (Omaha)

    How do You shoot with respect to eye dominance?

    What say you about aiming and eye dominance? Most of the shooters I know who shoot right or left handed pair that with the same handed eye. My granddaughter is a right handed rifle shooter. She is stubborn and always uses her left eye. (for sure she is left eye dominate) Her performance is...
  20. Larry (Omaha)

    Son in law's poor ignition on Lyman Great Planes 50 cal percussion

    My SIL's Lyman has served him well for 3 or 4 years. He is starting to have very poor ignition. He is annal about cleaning after any shooting. Caps are always going off, just the powder charge is not. ( uses real BP) He always swabs and pops 3 or 4 caps before loading. Yesterday we were at...
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