Great job of restoration!! :bow: And that it turned out to be a good shooter is an added plus! There is always that little something extra you get shooting an original. Congrats!! And thanks for posting your progress. Rick. :hatsoff:
So figuring out the volumn to the top of the pillar puts you really close to amount of powder the barrel likes to shoot? Seems like it put you at optimum load just by a little tongue measure.bpd303 said:The first thing I had to do, was figure out how much powder would fill the chamber to come up to the top of the pillar in the breech. Started with 40gr of Goex ffg then dropped the ramrod down & got a metallic click when it hit the exposed pillar. Then set the measure to 5gr and added powder til I got a soft feel of powder then, wet the end of the rod with my tongue to pick up a few grains of powder. 70gr did it.
bpd303 said:"figure out how much powder would fill the chamber to come up to the top of the pillar in the breech."
I sure would like to know more on the history of this gun & maker.KRUEGER, H.”” 10 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, Minn., 1877-80.