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    Our Ancestors

    Most of the boys/men who joined on both sides early in the War did so for the adventure. Getting away from the drudgery of the family farm was a big incentive. Later in the War the draft on both sides was instituted. The word had spread of the carnage and suddenly it didn't seem like such a...
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    Minnie Ball Stuck 1861 Springfield

    Since you have killed the charge I would try something like Kroil down both ends. Let it sit for a few minutes then try moving it again.
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    July 2021 Postal Match

    Got out to the range today with my Hawken .45 percussion rifle. I installed a set of peep sights I had laying around. My first couple of shots hit the rings, but then the rear aperture got too dark too see. Might have been cloud cover or who knows what but I couldn't hit the side of a barn...
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    Round ball mold by T/C

    It is an aluminum mold. At least a magnet does not stick to it. I cast some balls with it today. They were well formed but did have large sprues. This mold belonged to my Dad, and It appears it has never been used. I also have a T/C mold -maxi ball. It is steel, and clearly marked as...
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    What did you do today

    Shot in our Members only postal match for the month of July.
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    July 2021 Postal Match

    Pistol. T/C Patriot .440 RB 30 g 777 P.T. Patch/bore butter Will try rifle next week if possible.
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    Round ball mold by T/C

    Were these made by Lyman? Or did T/C actually manufacture them?
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    Ruger Old Army trigger

    My two blued ROA's made in the mid 1970's both have smooth trigger blades.
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    Zonie's condition.

    Zonie, take care of yourself. Praying for you.
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    Mr. Spock and Flintlocks

    Saw the tail end of that episode this weekend.
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    Let the Games Begin!!!

    Have fun. Will be very satisfying when you first make smoke with it.
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    The Ruger New/ Old Army

    That debt was paid in blood. WW2.
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    Trail-cam pictures.

    Beautiful Pics. I saw a ground hog -no camera needed-cross my yard the other day. Does that count?
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    New Englander Value Question

    Nit Wit Thanks for the tip. I just tried that on a couple of my own t/c rifles.
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    The Ruger New/ Old Army

    My Two. Dad's and mine. I bought mine in 1975/76, Dad liked mine so much he bought one himself. Trips to the local gun range with Dad, black powder smoke rolling. Good times. He's been gone many years now. Happy Fathers Day in heaven Pop.
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    What was your first Muzzleloader?

    Mine was a Ruger Old Army. I purchased it from a little gun shop on the east side of Indianapolis. I worked at a local Drug Store, and dropped by the shop just to browse on my lunch break. Saw the ROA and iirc I paid about $150 for it NIB. that was in 1975. I had been an unmentionable gun...
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    June 2021 Postal Match- 6 Shots

    Well it turns out my pistol target was a bust. I fired 6 shots with the CVA pistol. 3 out and out misses, and 3 landed on the paper but did not score. Won't be sending it. I will get my rifle target in the mail.
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    May 2021 Postal Match - 6 Shot

    Marc, thanks for your work. I look forward to the challenge every month.
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    Are round balls going the way of caps, etc?

    I cast as well, but have found as many others discovered that wheel weights these days don't all come in lead. Many are zinc or other materials due to a ban on them in places like California. A buddy of mine brought me a bucket last summer, I would say 1/2 of them were lead. I still mine the...
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    NW Trade guns and fowlers

    I shot mine in the members only postal match feature right here on this forum. May's challenge. I assembled mine from T.O.W. parts about 15 years ago. I am not a hunter but enjoy shooting at the range. I cast my own Lee mold 325 grain .600 round balls from range scrap. Last year for the...