Suggestion Double ball the load be sure the second ball is firmly seated on the one with the hole in it then try the air compressor. Never try to yank or jerk a dry ball from a gun, it should be a slow and steady continuous pull.
This is the main reason why I don't use screw those threaded thingys. Its easier to shoot them out. It takes about 2 minutes for flint gun & maybe 2-3 minutes longer removing the nipple & replacing it. No fighting & tugging, just pull the trigger.Want to keep this thread going ?
took me over 25 years but I had my first dry ball experience today.
I have a fairly stout brass range rod and put on the ball puller attachment
(I know, after reading this thread i realize I should have shot it out)
That ball didn't want to move, I figured it just needed a bit more convincing. Poured a bit of moose milk down the barrel for lube and got a pretty big guy to hold the gun while I proceeded to rip the ball puller out of the ball
Now I have a stuck ball with a big hole all the way through it
That would be a good idea trying to shoot it out too.Suggestion Double ball the load be sure the second ball is firmly seated on the one with the hole in it then try the air compressor. Never try to yank or jerk a dry ball from a gun, it should be a slow and steady continuous pull.
This would be the preferred method, I also have rigged a co2 cartridge to kick a charge in the breech, doesn't always work. Shooting it all out has been done a multitude of times and worked. I have seen some bulged barrels though.Zerk fitting and grease gun. Pump it out.
Take it to a gunsmith is the best advise I've seen.Take it to a competent gunsmith who understands MLs.
IN the future, neve stick any improvised tools down a gun barrel. In this case is sounds like the drill bit has probably injured the bore. I've seen it before, drill bits in a rifle bore, that is a surefire road to ruin. I never understood what the drill bit was going to accomplish. In all likelihood the barrel is ruined, sorry. IF it is suitable Bobby Hoyt may be able to rebore it.