Wowser! Good on you for sticking with it until you figured it out when many would have given up.This afternoon I piddled with a Jukar Kentucky that I got through an auction earlier this week. When I picked it up a few days ago, I found out it was loaded. That led to a great opportunity to teach the lady at the auction house about safely checking muzzleloaders using a ramrod. Anyhow, it was too stuck to get with my ball puller the first day, so it had 3 in 1 penetrating oil in the bore for two days. Still couldn't get ahold of the ball. The puller would grab but then rip out. Then it dawned on me that if I removed the brass spacer piece off the ball puller I might could weasel it over to the wall of the bore and loosen the object up that way. Got it to grab, clamped vice grips to the metal cleaning rod and gave it a few taps with a 3 lb hammer until it started budging.
Here's what came out. Someone appears to have loaded a ball that full fit the bore (probably a .457 revolver ball, as they're more common at gun stores in my experience than .440 balls are.) They then broke off part of a ball puller, which looks homemade or at least a lot like the screw end of my Brazilian. 39 smoothbore trade gun's ramrod. It's wild what abuse some muzzleloaders see!
The bore is heavily pitted, but we'll see how it shoots and cleans up.
My guess would be “Public Events” under “General Muzzleloading”.couldn't figure out where to post this but here it is
CANNON VALLEY MUZZLE LOADERS
Monthly Shoot Next Saturday June 10th 9am
Everybody is welcome at AHLMAN'S GUNS in MORRISTOWN MN
$10 adult registration, kids under 16 are free. Lunch is included.
50 cent relays winner gets half the pot
COME OUT AND PLAY ALL ARE WELCOME WE DON'T DISCRIMANATE FLINT, PERCUSSION, INLINE IT DOESN'T MATTER
NOW IS THE TIME TO START GETTING READY FOR HUNTING AND A REALLY GREAT TIME!!!!
COME AND HAVE FUN
Got a new old gun from the UPS today. Took a chance and purchased from a new member. A very compete early 80's low sn kit CVA Big Bore .58 nice addition to my collection
Very nice finish looks like lots of well spent time.I did the final work on my stock finishing.
It might be a little too nice and built up, but I do like it I think.