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    is Sharps allowed?.

    come on Rudy it was all in fun. And gave me something to do by being a smart a$$. Retired old guys ( I qualify) have time when not shooting a gun to shoot the *** you know what. For curisoty what is your area of ignition cap lock, rock lock, tube lock what? Inquiring minds want to know. Bunk
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    yes and heavens to Betsy it uses a RUBBER case.. Gutta Percha actually what ever that is. But I will not mention my Smith well perhaps i will not mention it. Un-aggrivated Bunk
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Be it know by all That was fun!!. Rudy thank you fror keeping me busy I meant no disrespect and ihopefully I did not annoy you much that was not my meaning. Gunz are fun and I do have a rag nose rifle or two and do burn up some of Mr. Du Pont's finest on occasion. If you ever come to Texas "me...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Mr Thompson,I do not have control over my house cat not to mention a group of wild eyed enthusiasms who shoot and love a technology long past. The moderator of this forum must be a hard man in the likes of Capt.Leander McNelly Texas Ranger . I will agree to and abide by the moderators decision...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    OK I will not mention my Sharps again. What about my Smith Carbine? a rather annoyed Bunk
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Dear Mr. Rudy Thompson, Well the "cartridge" is a paper tube containing powder and projectile not unlike the "cartridge" used with a civil war rifled musket. Since it is a percussion firearm if not here where would you suggest it be mentioned? This part of the forum is for percussion rifles not...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Not being a "Period Correct" sort of guy, I buy tubes from Hahn. Also my carbine has a Marble Bullseye rear sight, a sort of peep sight, and a nice ivory bead front sight. The original sights were useless, so away they went, new dove tails cut done deal. Thanks Hawkeye I will start with the FFg...
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    Uberti 1860 Army Question

    in the armory here re a pair of 1860 's Army, one fluted one round, that have been touched by the Goon magic fingers. They have somewhere over 600 total rounds and no cap jams. I would recommend Slixshot nipples to cover the cap jamming thing and replacing that dreadful mainspring with a lee's...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Thanks 58Sharps, I have a series of tubes loaded with KIK FFg 30 to 50 grain with 5 grain increments. I might be able to get 55 grains in the tube with the ring tail bullet. We shall see right now I am sort of restricted with what I can do by a mean old doctor. Get one that will go in Boone...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Just4Fun63, i did a little research for you and "Musket Matters"has some good Sharps rifle information on shooting and loading. Enjoy Bunk
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Hello Just4fun63 Since my Sharps had the beech and beech block modified it uses Charlie Hahn pre made tubes. All that is needed is to cut and glue in the base paper, fill with powder, glue in a bullet and shoot. That, however, does not answer your question. If you will search "making paper...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    I believe the Ferguson and Hall used a regular paper "cartridge" that held powder and ball but the paper part was not loaded into the chamber. the Sharps used a combustible cartridge that was inserted whole into the chamber. It, I think, stands alone in that loading method. My knowledge it this...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Boston Bill, the shooting was at a CAS match six stages with six shots at each stage distances to the targets were seventy five to one hundred twenty five yards. After the match a lot of,people wanted to try it out but we ran out of ammo. It has the Hahn breech modification and i have no idea...
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    BarreL cleaning

    OK Carbon 6 What else does it do? Since that is my number one black powder cleaner I really want to know. Bunk
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    BarreL cleaning

    My general purpose cleaner/lubricant is Ballistol and water mixed 1:10 using distilled water. That is all I clean my guns with and I have not had a speck of rust on anything even guns that were in storage for a year. Water dissolves and washes away the fouling BP or sub and the Ballistol leaves...
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    loose front sight

    Tighten the dovetail by taking a small polished punch and carefully, with a small hammer, tighten down the top edge of the dovetail with the sight in place. The operative word is polished and carefully. That worked for me on an 1851 Navy with a dove tailed front sight and the loading lever latch...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    the plan is to start with 30 grains of both FFg and FFFg and progress up 5 grains at a time with each. It is possible more bullets will have to be cast to get in all the shooting and what a shame that is. feel pity for me wreathed in honest Black Gunpowder smoke. Bunk
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Salt Lake City is in Utah not Nevada and THAT is where Accurate Molds are made.. I flunked geography in high school and have not improved in the years since. Bunk
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Since this is starting from scratch my plan is start with 30 grains FFFg and go up 5 grains at a time. I shoot three shot groups until things start looking interesting. The bullet is a ring tail cast of pure lead in a Moose Mold Co. blocks and lubed with a 50/50 beeswax and lard mix. My logic...
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    is Sharps allowed?.

    Dave 951 you are right about caps. a little over two years ago when I got the Sharps and was shooting it I had two problems. First every shot, even light loads of 30 grains, would blow the hammer back to half cock. that is if it even went off. Mostly it did not shoot only popped the cap (CCI...
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