Howdy from a fellow New Yorker (on the edge of Broome & Chenango Counties).
I've used it since about then myself. ;-)
I make mine out of an old sheaf of "onionskin" typing paper. It's cotton based but brittle, so it tears well. It's like the stuff we used to...
I use Isopropyl alcohol (91%) and castor oil with a little Murphy's Oil Soap. Don't know that the denatured would make a difference, but it...
I dip the ball end in beeswax and it is as tight in my smoothbore (0.648" ball in 0.662" bore) as a patch.
Worthwhile for me. I make up paper cartridges for my .66 (16 bore) and carry six in a tin when hunting. Don't need a horn that way, and with...
I had my cylinder bore T/C New Englander jug choked to Skeet #2 (between IC & Modified). The smith who did it no longer does, unfortunately....
Welcome! You sound like our kinda' guy!
Just the opposite in New York State & Maryland. :eek:
Interior bedroom closet (not beside an exterior wall) in the cardboard shipping containers from PowderInc. Cozy all year round.
Welcome. I'm sure your English is better than my French or Dutch.
And don't forget. Smoothbores were the "modern home defense" arm of the time and there was an advantage to a fast reload. Even "civilian" arms...
Balls I carry in paper cartridges. Shot I carry loose and assemble at the barrel.
Keep my fixings in a little tin.
I've used it in smoothbores as a wadding but never tried it as a patch.
I'd have to say "partly"
I wouldn't dare NOT wear some orange (or at least red) in these woods . . . even during small game and especially during...
No doubt. And all of us flint shooters will risk a slow death due to silicosis. But at least we keep our sanity.
Or at least what we began with.
Wear a hat with a short brim. Focus on the target. Relax your neck muscles. Squeeze the trigger slowly. And, as said above, follow through....
18.5mm or 0.728" (1830 capped bust US dime). Roosevelt is a 0.705" diameter (17.91mm)
12 bore is 0.729" in cylinder. Very tight but bore size.
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