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  1. Whitworth

    Don't worry, be happy

    Relax guys, soon a Mexican Black Powder cartel will form and convert their Coke and Meth labs to produce and smuggle in "Mexican Black". All Marijuana and Coca cultivation will cease and vast forests of Willow trees will be planted in their place to help supply the US's dirty habit. YLMV
  2. Whitworth

    CW cannon completion at 1000 yds.

  3. Whitworth

    Today's beautiful find.

    Was in Gun shop this morning eyeing the racks for telltale ramrods when I spotted the unfired T/C WMC with extra fancy wood. Took it home😉
  4. Whitworth

    So close to home.

    Mr. Hoyt called and I picked up my lined and stretched M1842 smoothbore barrel was done. Took about 2 months. Aged the extension a bit and put her together. Now she's less than 4 miles from where she was made in 1847.
  5. Whitworth

    Used .457 mold for sale

    While looking for a .662 mold I saw this .457 listed and thought maybe somebody here could use it for $29.95 and shipping.
  6. Whitworth

    Surprise, it's loaded

    Brother and I hit a couple of gun shops this morning. Second shop is all unmentionables, walk in look around and there are 2 muzzle loaders on the counter, A T/C Hawken and CVA mountain type pistol, both sadly neglected but savable. Shop owner says they are part of an estate, just came in...
  7. Whitworth

    Stretching a ramrod.

    While Mr. Hoyt is lining and stretching my 1842 Harper's Ferry barrel back to length I need to stretch the ramrod back too. Anyone ever do this? Braze or MIG a butt joint? Thought about trying this, a M16 cleaning rod is couple thousandths over the ramrod's diameter so that's good raw material...
  8. Whitworth

    Colt revolving rifle

    Watching my favorite western, "El Dorado" with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Cann and Arthur Hunnicutt playing "Bull", a crusty old ex Confederate and Indian fighter. He carries a Colt revolving rifle, anybody here shoot one?
  9. Whitworth

    Bobby Hoyt's shop

    Dropped of the barrel to my newly acquired Harpers Ferry 1842 barrel to be lined and stretched 2 inches back to original length with bayonet lug. I was greeted by the friendly shop dog on the way to the door, once inside you were met with the good manly smell and eye candy of a machine shop. Mr...
  10. Whitworth

    Top notch service from Lee

    After 35-36 years of service my Lee lead pot quit heating. Went Lee's website to order the parts for a complete overhaul and was surprised to see the parts were free upon checking out! Only charge was $17 for priority shipping. How can you beat customer service like that? Post office had them in...
  11. Whitworth

    New Whitworth bullet mold

    Got this bullet mold off EBAY from Merry Old England. Drops a .441 bullet @445 grains in pure lead for paper patching. Going to shoot a few tomorrow.
  12. Whitworth

    16,000 rounds and no cleaning.

    Read a reference to a British test where an Enfield rifle was fired 20 times each day from 5 May, 1863 to 5 May, 1866 without cleaning using the Enfield cartridge with the now standard undersize .550 bullet. Your results may vary...
  13. Whitworth

    Interesting Whitworth bullet impact.

    Split up a slice of 24" log I shoot into end on to trap bullets and reuse the lead. Got 6 and 1/2 pounds of bullets, mostly balls with a few Minies and this one. This Whitworth bullet got slowed up by punching thru a .58 Minie and didn't bury it's self deeper with the rest of the still...
  14. Whitworth

    Why swamped barrels?

    I've been considering building a kit and need an answer to a question. I never heard the term "swamped" applied to a rifle barrel until I started reading the term on this forum. What is swamping and why were barrels swamped? Thanks
  15. Whitworth

    Great Great Grandfather's powder horn

    My Grandmother recounted the giving of her Grandfather's old Confederate uniform (VA Cavalry) to a tramp traveling along the nearby RR tracks thru the Trough near Moorefield West Virginia sometime after the turn of the century. His sword survives with a cousin although the sharkskin grip...
  16. Whitworth

    New Parker Hale Musketoon

    Picked up this Parker-Hale 1861 Musketoon SN#52xx this morning looking sad. The stock had no finish and the wood was dry. Glass bedded, it had some epoxy film smeared here and there, the metal was dry with the bore looking dirty. A couple hours spent working some oil into stock scrubbing the...
  17. Whitworth

    Upgrade replacement for CVA lock?

    I have CVA flintlock that I like but the lock is a little weak. Whose replacement lock gives the best spark for the buck? Thanks
  18. Whitworth

    Who got the Belgian Colt?

    Just wonder if anybody here won that auction. I thought I was sitting pretty and flying under the radar with the high bid but then a fellow board member posted the link :( Oh well, saved me money that I can spend on something else:thumb:
  19. Whitworth

    SOLD Uberti 1860 Army with Fluted Cylinder NIB

    Unfired new in the box as pictured, $400.00, shipping included in the lower 48.
  20. Whitworth

    Two new ones

    Picked up the 1853 dated 1842 Dragoon by I.N. Johnson yesterday, the 2nd Gen Colt Navy came today:)