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Photo Gallery / Re: March 2018 Woods Run
« on: April 20, 2018, 11:36:39 AM »
Thanks for taking us along with you!

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:26:21 PM »
Great find EM. The only close-by gun store here is modern stuff only. Several years ago there was gun store that had modern AND vintage stuff. I remember they had 4 original Remington and Colt revolving carbines hanging on the wall rack. Sadly, they closed up.

I heard my name mentioned so thought I should step in and defend myself L@J Actually, most of the original molds I use are bullet molds. Primarily Winchester molds, and they were designed to be correct for the guns that shot them. I load them using the matching Winchester tong tool. The other tong tools I use are the old Ideal tong tools, and some have the bullet mold incorporated into their design. These are also correct size to use in their caliber rifle/handgun.  So you see, these are not the original molds made to be included in cased sets. Yes, the repro molds in that design seem to all cast under-sized balls. You could do as Mike suggested and coat a ball(s) cast from the mold with abrasive paste, insert a screw or stud and spin them with an electric drill. Repeat the process until you come up with the size you want. Another trick is to put a strip of furnace tape on the inside face of the mold. They might not be round, but as Len says, they will be after running through the forcing cone.

Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Anyone know about.....
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:19:59 PM »
That's not too bad a price. I bought my copy new from a book dealer at a gun show 24 years years ago, paid $50.00 for it then. At least that is what is written in the book, may have gotten a discount.

Conversions / Re: Showing off
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:04:44 PM »
very nice looking set. I have been thinking of making a set of American Holly grips, but just can't seem to find the right combination of thickness and width. Too expensive to throw 1/3 of it away!

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: 1730s Transitional Flint Lock
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:48:32 PM »
Very nice rifle! I'm a softy for left handed guns. L@.

Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Finally
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:46:23 PM »
I have draw-filed and polished the internal plate and parts of most of my rock locks. Relieve any rubbing parts like the main spring (so it doesn't rub on the plate), and tumbler. Some I have "engine turned" as it tends to hold lube. All this increases lock speed. Lock geometry also enters into the picture as it can hinder ignition speed too. The flint should strike the frizzen no more than 1/3 down the frizzen (or so I have been told!). Sometimes this is as simple as turning the flint bevel up or down.

NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN / Re: Hello from South Carolina
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:26:01 PM »
And a warm welcome from Wisconsin!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hey Capt.
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:36:43 AM »
Flip-up sight

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hey Capt.
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:34:21 AM »
Well, I got a new-to-me carbine a couple of weeks ago. It's not a Colt (or even a Remington! (jh) but something I have been looking for. It's an Uberti 1866 Yellow Boy in 38 Special caliber.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: My daughter...
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:25:14 AM »
That's a great raise! Congratulate her for us!

General Discussion / Re: Back on board
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:22:18 AM »
Yes, welcome back. Now then......we all love to look at pictures. (Hint, hint).

General Discussion / Re: Misfires
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:54:02 AM »
Old stuff to experienced shooters, but great info fot newer ones!

General Discussion / Re: 44 henry rimfire found in north carolina
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:46:01 AM »
It's always neat to unexpectedly find a piece of history like that.

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