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    .58 ball size

    Best to measure the bore first.
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    Beeswax for running ball

    Helps clean the lead. I find 800+850 degrees will pour anything I need from an aluminum mold. Using a 10lb pot I put in a ball of wax around .400 diameter and a stir. At that temp a flash and burn off most likely will happen. Skim.
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    New Pietta does not state size of caps

    Majority of revolvers are #10.
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    Hammer alignment, Is this acceptable?

    It could be bumped over a tad. Main thing is the hammer clears the nipple with a cap on it.
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    The TC New Englander

    I have a 50, 1:48. It shoots very good. I like the fact it's a little less weight.
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    Can this rifle be helped?

    First pic says it all. Hang it on the wall.
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    Start of a swivel breech

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    Interchangeability of revolver parts

    I've switched a 44 1851 brass frame with a 36 1851 steel frame.
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    CVA over/under 50cal

    Only sale I found so far it went for 330
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    double ignition, does this happen

    I would try 3f. There will be little less fouling and it can get back to the flash channel better.
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    50 cal molding block

    Looks like a Lyman to me.
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    Why Is Everything Always Stuck!? Dragoon Edition

    I had a new Dragoon that was that way from the factory. Even putting pressure on the ram with it between cylinder bore wouldn't budge it. Had to strike the back of the cylinder with a hard plastic mallet to get it apart. Once apart I inked the arbor and very minimal fine filed the contact point...
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    Round ball with sprue

    Get a tumbler and that will well round and smooth the sprue.
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    Filling cylinders

    I loaded 10 cylinders. 5 with filler, 5 without. Over sealed ball. Mixed the cylinders so there was no way to know which had filler. Shot all 10 cylinders. Zero change in accuracy. Put the powder in. Ram the ball. Seal and shoot.
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    Bought a decoration, turns out it’s a real percussion rifle! Tips?

    Looks like where the CS is is where the original rear sight was.
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    Paper Weight or Shooter.

    Yep steel wool and have at it.
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    Cylinder reaming before/after

    My Walker shot around 8 high and 8 right at 25 yards. After measuring the cylinder bore was too close to same as barrel bore. I reamed the cylinder to .451 and it was better. Then I increased the length of the forcing cone and polished it along with some minor crown clean up. It now hits the...
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    New to Muzzleloading

    You don't use patches in revolvers.
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    Curious about nipples

    12x28 is like 5.5mm
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    New to Muzzleloading

    Pyrodex is fine. I prefer the "P" grade. I find 22-25 gns provides very good accuracy and punch. #10s is the fit. The .454 ball will get you a nice ring of lead when rammed. I suggest to over lube the ball. I've used an 80% hard wax to 20% veggie oil melted and heated to hot enough the veggie...