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  1. Jeff Gleason

    Hey y’all, I made a patch knife

    Nice knife!
  2. Jeff Gleason

    Straight Peanut Oil for Patch Lube?

    I have used peanut oil, and olive oil on the range, but for sitting in the gun, it tends to leach and affect the powder a little. We made jokes about peanut oil being jiffy lube, but it works fine. Just wring out your patches so there isn't much excess.
  3. Jeff Gleason

    24 and 28 Ga Smothbore Performance

    I built a Sitting Fox kit, a "smooth rifle" in the Virginia style. It is a flintlock, 28 ga. It took a bit of experimentation and load testing, but it shoots shot or ball very well. I use a load combination of wad, card and wrapped shot to adjust my pattern tightness. For example, for turkey...
  4. Jeff Gleason

    Birds Eye Stocked Flintlock I Just Finished

    Wow! Just Wow!!!
  5. Jeff Gleason

    2 Cannons

    Very nice!
  6. Jeff Gleason

    What to do when you're tall?

    Once in a while, a gun ad will mention taller shooters. T/C Silver Elite
  7. Jeff Gleason

    Made me a Shot Pouch

    Good work!
  8. Jeff Gleason

    First attempt at making a powder horn.

    Looks like a winner. Very nice.
  9. Jeff Gleason

    Cap popped, rifle didn't fire, until later

    I swab out with denatured alcohol before hunting and before the range. I think that habit has served me well.
  10. Jeff Gleason

    Cap popped, rifle didn't fire, until later

    Glad to see someone else doing this!
  11. Jeff Gleason

    Very stupid, very lucky

    Also confusion was lent to the issue when one or two of the big makers made "bolt action" style front loaders that could use smokeless. +1
  12. Jeff Gleason

    Stress relief

  13. Jeff Gleason

    Flintlock Snobbery

    I've always been a rocklock shooter. The only caplock I have ever owned was an over under Beretta 12 gauge shotgun. Snobbery? That's funny. Great thread. 🤠
  14. Jeff Gleason

    Titanium Cannon

    Yes, well said.
  15. Jeff Gleason

    Finished my Coehorn

    Zinc was the best I could find... 2 inch zinc balls
  16. Jeff Gleason

    Finished my Coehorn

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! Years ago, I made a connection with cannoneers on another forum, we made a group buy of steel balls. It appears that resource has dried up. I bought a bucket of 50 of them, and needless to say, I recover as many as I can. 😉 I found with my Dahlgren and...
  17. Jeff Gleason

    Finished my Coehorn

    I bought the barrel about a month ago, and finally finished it. It's golf ball bore. The barrel is properly chambered. The bed is 1x4 oak boards laminated together. The through-bolts are 3/8 inch threaded rods. Handles are cast iron. The steel Fox balls weigh about a pound each. I haven't shot...
  18. Jeff Gleason

    anybody familiar with this builder?

    The trigger guard looks boogered, compared to the rest of the rifle...
  19. Jeff Gleason

    Found A Howitzer!

    Looks like a sweetheart! But if it's done right, it will be expensive.