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  1. MountainSmoke

    Cleaning the Crockett

    I have a question for all of you Crockett shooters out there. Since the barrel is not a hooked breech design is it meant to stay in place for general cleaning or do you remove the tang screw and take the barrel off to clean. I have been leaving mine in place for most cleanings but do remove it...
  2. MountainSmoke

    How common was lead shot back in the day?

    Hello all. You always hear about the amazing versatility of the smoothbore and how you can bag a quail one minute and a bear the next but at the same time I read a lot of accounts that say how scarce lead was in many cases. So just how common was it really in the late 18th and early 19th...