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    A few snipe with the sxs.

    When I was a kid we used to shoot snipe in the swamps until the game warden caught us. The particular snipe we were shooting were protected, this was 60 years ago, We didn't realize it. The warden was understanding, he confiscated the birds an made us go to to the library and look them up and...
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    Protecting your gun during hunting

    Well I did such a poor job building my smoothie that scratches are an improvement on it's looks!😁
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    Fg velocity compared to other granulations?

    A couple of years back after not being able to get what I thought a tight enough pattern with 2f or 3f I bought a can of 1f. Tightened up the pattern considerably. No problem with the tuna can. consistently got 7 to 10 pellets in the head and neck.
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    Shot Size

    Number 6 shot covers small game for me. For turkey I have hard nickel plated #6 shot, it keeps its shape and penetrates.
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    Making a Traditions Kentucky into a smooth bore?

    I guess some people like to take the long way around the barn.
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    Bear oil

    I found that the original Lehigh Valley Lube protected my barrel the best. Left it dirty after shooting for 1 month, before I knew better, and when I cleaned I could detect no rust.
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    Where are the wheels to move it?
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    SxS flintlocks smoothbores

    The only time I shot sitting birds was with my 22, and head shots only!
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    Why This Wood and Not That on 18th Century Rifles

    I once had a WWI German rifle that had a tiger maple stock under the brown finish.
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    Revolutionary War Ancestors

    According to what I could find on the internet my great grandmother was a member of the Drum family. There is a village outside of Hazelton PA founded by them. One of the family actually served under Washington in the AWI. I do know that they were pretty rich, and as usual I missed out again.:dunno:
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    Pyrodex pellets in a revolver...any one use these?

    I saw a video of someone using Pyrodex pellets with a 200 gr. Lee bullet. He claimed to have filled the hole in the pellet with ffff powder. This was in a Remington steel frame. If I remember he claimed around 1000 fps. I could never find the video again.
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    Hi from n.e. Pa.

    Welcome from the Poconos.
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    How Long Have You Been Hunting ...

    I started hunting at age 8, My cousin were the beagles. We had to charge into the thicket to kick out the rabbits. I can remember when we got home stripping off our pants to see who had the most sticker punctures in our legs, Lots of energy, little common sense. I got a juvenile hunting license...
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    What kind of Coal for your Forge

    Tractor Supply here in PA only carries nut size anthracite coal. It is primarily used in stoves for heat. What I have found out about using anthracite for forging is that you need a constant air supply or it will go out. It tends to "spit" a lot throwing bits out of the forge. I use it in my...
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    Building an Edward Marshall Rifle

    What did you weld it with, a MIG, Stick, or TIG?
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    What kind of Coal for your Forge

    The best coal for forging is bituminus or soft coal. Check out some blacksmithing sites as they usually have discussions on such things by people who are very knowledgeable on the subject.
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    Unique Remington Rear sight

    That looks like a Remington to me, not an open top Colt Navy . Am I wrong? After all my kids and grand kids tell me that I am old enough to have been chased by a dinosaur, so I must have been around during the ACW.
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    probably a dumb question re squirrel rifle

    Before they changed the law, my 50 with a reduced load was my squirrel rifle.
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    I had a Thompson Center back in the90's. The hammer would hold at half cock, and there was room to cap it, although I did use a TDC capping device because of my fat fingers.
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    Help Identifying Flintlock Pistol

    As someone who has 50% Italian heritage, with a name like that it has to be Italian. The first name could be shortened Giacomo,pronounced "Jockamo". This is just a guess.