gave one to my son years ago. he never shot it so got it back, brand new. i put a very nice high end peep on the barrel i got years ago from track of the wolf. i then also put a lyman peep on the tang. double peep. makes for a very clear picture. i put a thompson renagade hammer on it for easier cocking. lots of mountain man tacks carefully put on. wooden maple ramrod. long wedges so barrel is more secure. magspark shot gun primer nipple. also drilled a very very tiny hole in back of the combustion chamber on the right side holding the gun. it is to relieve the air behind the bullet so the primer fire can advace very fast. i cut off the hooked curved butt plate end and installed a shot gun type butt plate very perfectly. covered in a nice deer skin cover that fit like a glove. shot it to day with 90 grains of blackhorn 209 powder. I used a 220 grain 451 bullet. after about 5 shots i got them in the same hole. about 40 yards. then tried out their. stayed right on point of aim. really like the gun. shoots very accurate, very easy to load. and with 209 powder i dont have to clean between rounds. years ago when i built this gun i also had the barrel cryo treated. it now one of a kind anyone would like to own. it also shoots 450 grain .491 paperpatced bullets as accurately. only recoil is a little to much for target practice. for hunting big game it is the bullet to use. would take anything down in n. america. the tang peep does take away from from the traditional look but i dont care. looking through two peep hole makes a very clear picture. i really like this gun and would never sell it now. its a keeper. i like to take guns and make them better than they were ever ment to be. this one is just that. i would post pictures but a almost 80 years old its too late to learn that. if some one gave me their phone or computer number i could have my wife phone picture it to them to post here if someone wants to. thanks for listening.
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