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    W Moore & Co double rifle?

    Was in my local gun shop today and he has a .45 cal. percussion muzzleloading double rifle. The only markings I saw on it were W Moore & Co, and .45 caliber. It has a large block raised between the barrels at the breech that someone mounted a scope on, and no front sight. I thought at first, due...
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    Boiled Vinegar???

    I was at a shoot a while back and a fellow told me that after a period of shooting and cleaning accuracy would fall off. He said when this happens to clean the gun normally and then plug the touch hole and fill the barrel with boiling vinegar. After it cools a bit to clean again normally and...
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    Gun used in movie Jerimiah Johnson?

    I recently watched this movie again and noticed an unusual weapon early in the movie. When JJ is trying to catch a fish and he first meets Paints His Shirt Red, the indian has a gun across his saddle. From the quick look you get of the muzzle, it appears to be some sort of double barrel with a...
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    Lyman Plains Pistol

    I know I should have asked before spending the money but.... What experience do any of you have with the Lyman pistol? Good Bad? I found what I think was a pretty good deal on a like new used one today and brought it home. I know their GP rifles have a good reputation so I figured the pistol...
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    Finishing aluminum??

    I recently bought an older, used .58 cal. Navy Arms Buffalo Hunter. The thing comes with a silly wooden ramrod that is about 5/16's tapering to 1/4". Scary trying to ram a tightly patched ball that big with that little rod. I used a heavy range rod for loading so far, but want a rod that fits...
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    TC hardware

    I recall seeing somewhere a while back a steel hardware kit for a TC Hawken but haven't been able to find it lately. I have a flinter with a GM barrel I would like to brown and install steel hardware. Anyone recall who makes/ sells it? I am not crazy about the brass that TC uses and have never...
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    More blown patches

    I didn't want to hijack Wolfeyes' thread so started a new one. I have been fooling with an old TC Hawken with the factory 1-48 shallow groove barrel lately. I am using home cast balls from WW that mike out at .492 (same as I have been using in my other 50's for years), I started with .018...
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    New rifle

    I just purchased a new-to-me rifle at my local gun shop yesterday afternoon. It is a Navy Arms Buffalo Hunter carbine, made by Antonio Zoli in Italy. I have been doing some searching and can't find much info on these guns. It is a cut-down, sporterized version of the 1863 Enfield rifle, .58 cal...
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    Alcohol?

    I have read in many posts on here about swabbing the oil, etc. out of a bore before loading a clean gun. I usually just use a dry patch, but many mention using alcohol. I am curious as to what kind of alcohol is being used. Isopropol (rubbing alcohol) is generally mostly water, ethyl alcohol...
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    Checking bores

    I was looking at a used muzzleloader at my local gun shop the other day and asked the owner for a bore light. He has a rather slick idea for checking them. With a normal bore light dropped into the barrel you still can't see the first couple inches near the breech. He has a couple small aluminum...
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    Old CVA kit stock problems

    I have been shooting ML's for 20 years now but this is my first attempt at a build. I found a partially assembled early CVA Mountain Rifle kit at a local gun shop, cheap. The main reason I bought it was it has a "Made in USA" barrel. All parts are unfinished, in the white. Here is the problem...
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    Crack Shot

    I was out at the local gun range today working with some loads for my 44 mag and there was a dad with 2 little girls and grandpa shooting just down from me. The kids were shooting 22's, and grandpa had a Hawken replica cap lock. He let me look it over, it was a very cheap-looking "Muzzleloading...
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    coating balls?

    I generally cast my own balls and bullets, but occasionally find a bargain on store-bought brands at gun shows, etc. I noticed the balls I cast get a powdery white residue on them when in storage for a period of time (I tend to cast in volume). The store-bought balls don't seem to do this. I...
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    Split nipple

    I bought a used TC Hawken caplock off a member here a little while back (very happy with my purchase BTW). I looked the rifle over carefully before using it and everything looked good, except the rear sight was broken in shipping which was no big deal since I was planning on installing a tang...
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    Old CVA mtn rifle stock

    I just bought an old CVA mtn rifle with a "Made in USA" barrel. It appears to be a kit gun that someone assembled but didn't finish, the barrel and hardware are in the white, and no finish on the stock. It has never been fired that I can tell. Couldn't pass up the price. Anyhow, everything is...
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    bullet lube?

    I want to experiment with some cast bullets in my 1-48 barreled TC and am looking for a good lube recipe that will prevent leading with heavy loads. I also prefer something that will keep fouling to a minimum. I am looking for a formula that only uses common household products that can be...
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