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  1. Versanaut

    Looking for Horse-Blanket Material

    Evening ya'll, I've been on the hunt to procure or make a gun case/cover/sock for my son's 38" Flintlock. I know TOW and October country make these and I am satisfied with one I bought in the past, but for this rifle, I am being somewhat picky as to the colors. I am looking for the...
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    Fouling Ring Observations?

    Evening all, I am curious as to some of your observations regarding the chamber/breech area fouling ring development in your longarms. I've picked up several rifles (45's/ 50's, caps and flinters) and a pistol along the way (all but 1 had previous owner(s)). I have always used GOEX, 2f and...
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    Match Handicap for Pistol shooters?

    Morning all, Our club hosts a monthly 20 ball friendly match. We don’t give any prizes or such but we still score the match for bragging rights and some good humored fun. We allow ANY and ALL forms of muzzleloaders (inline, sidelock, flint, fowler, rifle, C&B, and pistol, etc) and any type of...
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    Lightening a Mainspring

    I built a little Left hand 32 kit for my son a couple years back and it loves to eat mainsprings for breakfast. The lock is a larger CVA percussion cap lock. The original spring was well balanced and lasted about a year. (Shooting monthly matches, one squirrel hunt, some range time teaching my...
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    Stock Shrinkage Question

    Good evening all, A continuation of the refurbishment project I have going on with an old CVA Kentucky. Today's question has to do with stock shrinkage. I know wood will expand and contract with humidity over time. The stock of this rifle has done such over time and I am curious as to your...
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    Converting a CVA Kentucky

    My matches have ground to a halt recently so I am using the time to recondition my primary shooter. I was gifted a CVA Kentucky (45 caplock) in pretty rough shape a couple years ago. She was used and abused and was in non-firing order. I put enough work into it to get her back on the line...
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    Replica Powder Flask Quality

    I ordered a new replica colt powder flask manufactured by one of the popular italian arms companies and sold by a popular muzzleloading retailer to compliment a new 1851 Navy and was quite disappointed in the quality. I found it contained a significant amount of what seems like coarse sand or...
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    Uberti 1851 Stuck Barrel

    Howdy all! I hope all here had a merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! I was fortunate to receive an Uberti 1851 Navy as a gift this year. This makes my frist BP revolver. Upon inspection, the revolver was saturated in an oil so I proceeded to disassemble for a thorough...
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    Looking for Unique Target Ideas

    I've been shooting at our clubs monthly matches for a couple years now and I'd like to contribute to the challenges we've had thus far and also gin up some new challenges. I've scoured the forum a good bit back and have gone through the postal match forum and picked up a few. So what kind of...
  10. Versanaut

    CVA St. Louis Hawkins Lock Issue

    Evening all, I am looking for help and or advice with regards to my son's Rifle. He recently saved up and purchased a NOS Left handed CVA St. Louis 50 cal flinter. There are a number of items we've run into with this gun, but the biggest one (I think) is the hammer position at half-cock. I...
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