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To all,

Ordered a 50 caliber tool from Mr. Wood, who is very pleasant and helpful.

It was delivered this past Saturday and by Monday afternoon I was able to cone two of my barrels. It is nice not to need to carry a leather mallet or short starter any longer.

To Mr. Wood, Thank you.
 
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FYI, here's a group I shot last weekend offhand @ 30-yards to win the smallest group contest. In the highest score contest all my shots were in the X-ring in the bullseye. Never missed all day, also went 15 for 15 on the woodswalk with novelty targets out to 80-yards, having used the Joe Wood tool on my 50-cal left-handed Issac Haines flint longrifle.

Yes ... coning doesn't hurt accuracy ...

Group, 5-shots, 30-yards, offhand.jpg
 
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I find the process goes better by sticking a ball of cotton ball an inch below the bottom end of the tool. After a few turns, I remove the tool and clean the bore to that point, swipe off the tool with the brush side of a file 'card', and put a drop of oil on the lower pilot.
 
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For 30 years these precision made tools have been the preferred way to cone the muzzles of roundball guns either rifled or smoothbore. Greatly eases starting the ball and the long cone allows the ball to be gently swaged into the bore without damage. I believe accuracy is unchanged. There are many guns that have been coned with this tool and I have never had anyone comment that the gun shot worse. Due to the long cone and close tolerances each caliber requires a specific tool. Most common calibers from .32 to .62 on hand. I can also make tools for unusual calibers.

$55.00 in the US postpaid for calibers up to .54 and $60.00 for .58 and .62.


Send me a note by clicking my name on the left and then click on “start a conversation”, which is private, for more information.

Joe Wood
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Here is a 10 shot 50 yard target I shot from a coned barrel and old time hunting sights using a rest back when I had much better eyes. Rifle is a flintlock JP Beck style with a .50 caliber Getz barrel. The X ring is 1 1/4” across. The score was 100, 7X.View attachment 30614

You might like to watch these three YouTube videos by Mike Bellevue Illustrating how to cone a barrel with my tool and the results he achieved at a target. These Videos were not solicited by me but Mike bought one years ago and decided to do a report on them.





 
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Thanks, it says to click on his name on the left to start a conversation. I can’t seem to find where to do this.
Thanks again.
Click on "flintsteel" which appears in small blue letters on the left top of the screen under the large colored "box"on the first post in this thraed.
For example my forum nickname "Coot" appears under the blue "box" on the upper left of this post.
 
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For 30 years these precision made tools have been the preferred way to cone the muzzles of roundball guns either rifled or smoothbore. Greatly eases starting the ball and the long cone allows the ball to be gently swaged into the bore without damage. I believe accuracy is unchanged. There are many guns that have been coned with this tool and I have never had anyone comment that the gun shot worse. Due to the long cone and close tolerances each caliber requires a specific tool. Most common calibers from .32 to .62 on hand. I can also make tools for unusual calibers.

$55.00 in the US postpaid for calibers up to .54 and $60.00 for .58 and .62.


Send me a note by clicking my name on the left and then click on “start a conversation”, which is private, for more information.

Joe Wood
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Here is a 10 shot 50 yard target I shot from a coned barrel and old time hunting sights using a rest back when I had much better eyes. Rifle is a flintlock JP Beck style with a .50 caliber Getz barrel. The X ring is 1 1/4” across. The score was 100, 7X.View attachment 30614

You might like to watch these three YouTube videos by Mike Bellevue Illustrating how to cone a barrel with my tool and the results he achieved at a target. These Videos were not solicited by me but Mike bought one years ago and decided to do a report on them.






Joe, I used your tool on 2 of my .54 cal. guns and worked like a charm, thank you for a great product. They shoot good too!
Rich
 

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same here, it was easy to do, only took me about 1 hour to do the job. i had a much more enjoyable time shooting last weekend with my modded barrel. And one less tool to carry in the field, bye bye starter tool!
 

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