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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2020, 05:26:41 AM »
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2020, 05:38:33 AM »
ssb73q, thanks for leading us thru this tutorial!
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2020, 08:33:23 AM »
Excellent!

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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2020, 10:32:50 AM »
Man Richard, that looks fantastic. As usual, you've outdone yourself.
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2020, 10:54:17 AM »
Hello Richard,

That's beautiful, just like I thought it would be.

Thanks for sharing, AntiqueSledMan.

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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2020, 04:10:32 PM »
Wow...... that is superb Richard!
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2020, 09:21:09 PM »
I think you've stumbled into your new calling, Richard.
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2020, 04:33:20 AM »
Hi, per this instruction video:



I have begun making paper cartridges for my Brown Bess. The 0.690" ball with paper tube have been assembled. I'm still not sure how much BP I intend on using. The original method of loading the Brown Bess was to load the pan first before loading powder and ball in the barrel. That may seem safe in the 1700's, but it's not for me today. I will load the pan after loading the powder and ball in the barrel with the muzzle pointed down range. This will also let me use 4 or 3f in the pan while the powder for the bore is 2f.

Making the paper tubes with the ball installed was easy, the 25 took ~15 minutes.

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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2020, 10:09:04 AM »
I've watched that gentleman's videos before. Very informative.

Your cartridges look good Richard, and you didn't even glue your fingers together!

I like the loading block you're using. Where does one acquire one at?
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2020, 05:01:56 AM »

I like the loading block you're using. Where does one acquire one at?

Hi Dave, I got it at Graf & Sons:

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/11371

However,  they are currently out of stock.

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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2020, 08:59:10 AM »
Thanks Richard. I'll keep checking to see when they come back in stock.
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2020, 10:00:53 AM »
Hi Dave, the down side to buying from Graf & Sons is that you need to spend $40. Midway also has that tray when in stock:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1009918998

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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2020, 11:56:34 AM »
Thanks Richard.

I could use a bit of powder anyway. Maybe I'll just order it from Graf's.
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Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2020, 12:31:58 PM »
Hi Dave, can't have enough black powder. Currently have more than I will ever need considering my age. IMO it won't be long before the libs take BP availability away from us. Stock up while you can.

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