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    New revolver

    1782.00 this is today price of an ounce of gold. 22.74 this was the price of an ounce of gold in 1873 That ounce of gold ( whether 2021 or 1873) will purchase the same amount. For instance ... in 1873 you could buy a Colt SAA and have a small bit left over In 2021 you can buy the same brand...
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    Making Willow Charcoal

    Open flame meaning a wood burning flame? I betcha that the turkey fryer is not considered "open flame" especially if you use it in your yard or on a patio of some sort. A turkey fryer will provide enough heat to retort willow into charcoal. Pine, cedar or fir makes good charcoal for mixing BP...
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    Percussion cap making

    I have the cap maker and use it with a cheap small arbor press. Works great but will try the double thickness. I have used strike anywhere match's with fair good success but not a very satisfactory system. I have roll caps on the way which I hope will make up a near 100% success. Tryed the 4F...
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    Percussion cap making

    Well my thinkin was not that the glass would spark but that the impact of the hammer might cause the powdered 4F to explode when the glass is crunched being mixed into the 4F powder ... under the impact from the hammer. Guess for an experiment I could make a small mix and smack it with a ball...
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    Percussion cap making

    Well got a cap maker. The one with a pop can formed with a cutter/former barrel. Makes OK caps but this is not my question/idea. My idea is simple really ... why not use 4F powder ground into powder then mix crushed glass with it for a sharp substance to excite the 4F ground powder into a...
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    Percussion cap making

    Well got a cap maker. The one with a pop can formed with a cutter/former barrel. Makes OK caps but this is not my question/idea. My idea is simple really ... why not use 4F powder ground into powder then mix crushed glass with it for a sharp substance to excite the 4F ground powder into a...
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    First traditional harvest

    Good gosh fellers! Shameful I am jealous as I have yet to get out and hunt with my fainter. I just hope to find such a nice buck. Congratulations ... and please stick around.
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    Finding flint/chert

    Lotsa good reply's. Thanks all. I will check with the University and see what I can stir up. Again thanks for all the reply's. Great reading!
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    Asking for experienced advice on revolver wear n tear

    First, if it works properly then just use it for as long as you can before it stops working properly. Looks to me that it has been forced to function after the fouling is to a point where the cylinder shoulda been removed and the face wiped off and the cylinder pin re-lubed. The Remington...
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    Finding flint/chert

    Well now I been thinking again. Thinkin bout finding and chippin flint/chert for my flinters. I can make the guns(kinda) make my powder but caps and flints got me dependant on others. Which brings me to the point; If a feller lived in Oregon(and I do) and wanted to cast around lookin for...
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    Decarbonization fluid to clean muzzleloader??

    Only thing is the question of propelent. If true black powder has been used ... then water in various forms will suffice. And do very well. Water has dissolved fouling from the beginning of powder residue contained in a shooting vessel. Now if some aftermarket powder has been used, I for one...
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    40 SMR zeroed in,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Nice all round
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    .54 GRP is getting dialed in with new rear sight.

    I find the large U shape to work well also.
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    A Bob Watts rifle to look at!!

    Good lookin rifle
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    Pedersoli Rocky Mountain Conversion

    L&R has a flint lock I believe will fit your mortise in your stock. I purchased this lock for my TC hawkins and took the breech plug out and performed a BUBBA grind on it to remove the cap capablety and drilled a hole n threaded it for a 5/16ths touch hole. While I had the plug out I reamed...
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    Just dont give up!

    I have had excellent results with used barrels that had trouble by the method of polishing them inside ... more than a handful. NO WIVES TALE
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    Cva vest derringer

    I remember when those came out. Along with the screw barrel, three barrel and a kit I put together ... the ""Philadelphia Deringer". Man this brings back a bunch of memories. No clue as to a nipple wrench. The screw barrel and duck barrel had exposed nipples as did the Philadelphia Deringer...
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    FFFF?

    What's that Britts? Thought I heard ya mutterin ... musta been tha wind a blowin through the bush.
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    FFFF?

    Interesting I say. 7pages later and the drift goes to a fantasy gun wearing a grip frame from the future of gun making, in a caliber that never was chambered in a Navy gun of 1851 ilk. It IS pretty I'll have to say. Just fun about the drift. Oh and I'd shoot a snoot full of FFFF in it and...
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    T/C Bore Butter?

    Come see come saw! Some use wd 40 to good effect. Some use Ballistol. Bear fat, deer fat, beaver fat, Some mix with bee wax ... Some don't. I personally ... It's all about what works for you. I have used Bore Butter before and find ... for ME ... seems a bit light on lube and great in...
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