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    baker rifle powder horn

    anyone got a pattern or pictures of the powder measure/ end for a baker rifle british military horn?
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    tschinke pan operation

    having built a tschinke I cannot find a good picture showing the working of the pan opening mechanism for the pan on pulling the trigger. the end of the wheel spindle appears no to be eccentric or have a cam. I made mine with a cam and it appears to want to destroy the cam on a regular basis...
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    Where are all you Aussies and Kiwis!?

    Theres a few of us in NZ. Here in northland theres a strong BP club and two or three of us build our own guns from scratch ( and I dont mean kits ). What exactly are you into?
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    DIY 12 ga shotgun

    Hi Pilgrim, Ive done just about the same as you but using a lock ,butplate and tang from an old mortimer double that was well past its prime and made a stock in the traditional english style but fitted with a 45 cal octaganal barrel. I modified the standing breech for the single barrell and made...
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    DIY 12 ga shotgun

    get a copy of bill brockways building a muzzle loading shotgun. It shows the how and where of doing the job
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    removing solder

    Having had to do the scraping bit on two guns in a row I couldnt agree more. Teach me to be a bit more careful wont it?
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    Blueing

    Im always looking for these formulas in hopes that one may be practical to make. Here in the south Pacific most of the commercial products are not available and the only recourse is to make it yourself. giving up is not an option so all help is gratefully received
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    Blueing

    Tell us where to find that formula or post it please Mike
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    removing solder

    A good process sir and thank you for the information
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    'Scattergun' loads in medieval handgonnes?

    Both Rudyard and I are old enough to be classed as medieval but I cant imagine people thought any more of risking their necks unecessarily than we do and your gun was a rare and wondrous tool back then so putting stones ( nails were very expensive ) down it would be out of the question?
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    'Scattergun' loads in medieval handgonnes?

    It dont matter what size hole it is to me my friend - if its pointing at me Im not sticking around to see what happens next! Good morning Rudyard , hope all is well?
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    Blueing

    Yes I imagine that would work very well. Ive been using those anti static duster cloths when the missus has finished with them. I wonder weather a fine nylon brush would work?
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    'Scattergun' loads in medieval handgonnes?

    I think all the reasons hold up well and probably no one can and will have a definitve answer which is a shame because finding these things out is half the facination of this game!
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    removing solder

    All these ideas STILL leave the thin layer of solder on the surface of the steel or iron. This precludes the rusting process necessary for browning or bluing. Its just about impossible to see until you start rusting and then you get shiny patches. These can take weeks to eliminate and make a...
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    removing solder

    So how do you get it out of the pores of damascus? The old guys did it and they only had rudimentary gear and I dont believe it would have been commercialy viable to scrape and file every barrel
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    'Scattergun' loads in medieval handgonnes?

    All this very good stuff leaves a question. If blunderbusses were not made for all the above listed reasons can any one suggest a more plausable reason for a flared muzzle?
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    Blueing

    Thank you Erwan, My good friend Rudyard speaks highly of you so I take this opportunity to introduce my self. Bonjour mon ami
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    removing solder

    Solder forms an intermolecular bond with the substrate metal and the surface becomes something like an amalgum. Its that I want to remove.
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    removing solder

    Thats fine and standard practice but it gets into the pores of the metal and there must be a chemical method of removing it. Ever tried to do it without using excess solder?
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    removing solder

    Just rejoined a set of shotgun barrels and as usual got solder everywhere. Ive scaped off the bulk of it but I know as soon as I start to brown them there will be patches of solder that Ive missed. Any one got a sure fire way of getting rid of the excess solder?
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