I bought a Pedersoli Kentucky rifle and was doing a cleaning on it. The barrel is in perfect shape as far as the bore goes but I cannot remove the vent hole liner. Any tips on removing these? I had it soaking all night with WD-40 hoping that would loosen it but it didn't work. Also I had read that there was a best size for the hole diameter. Can anyone recommend what size is best?
I tried doing a search here but can't find the answers I was wanting. This is my first Flintlock so I am learning. I have been shooting BP for 30 years or so and thought I would give rock locks a try.
I measured the hole in the vent hole liner and it will admit a .076 drill but not a .078 drill bit
Why do you want to remove it?