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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Last post by Captainkirk on Today at 08:11:04 PM »
Richard, I am not a fan of red wood nor glossy grips either.
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Navy Models / WTB Navy 1851
« Last post by Hewy on Today at 07:09:34 PM »
Got any 1851 Navy revolvers you no longer shoot or want ?
I'm interested even if a little ahh...... used but not to beat up.
Send me a pm .
Hewy
PS Not an original rather ,Uberti ,Pietta, Navy Arms etc
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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Last post by sourdough on Today at 12:17:48 PM »
Hi, Richard,

I really don't care for shiny wood, either. I have used BC Tru-Oil also, and have used #0000 steel wool to smooth out the "high" spots (after 3-4 days of letting the finish cure) and it dulls it up quite a bit. I then used a somewhat worn piece of denim to create a somewhat satin finish. I like it. YMMV.

Regards,

Jim
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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: Thinking of this for a project
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 10:45:58 AM »
Hi, five coats of Tru-oil have been put on the revolver grips. Getting that Pietta red mud off the grips was a PITA. The grips couldn't be sanded too much without changing dimensions, but most of the red has been removed. The grips were bleached to minimize the red. Photos of the last coat of Tru-oil on the grips:

I'm not sure I like grips with a shine. If it doesn't look good on the revolver, #0000 steel wool will dull the finish nicely.

Regards,
Richard
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Scatterguns / Re: Pedersoli flintlock shotgun
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 09:12:17 AM »
Hi, when I bought the Pedersoli Scout flintlock shotgun a separate ramrod kt was ordered:

https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/9645/category_id/334/product_name/RA1201+RAMROD+KIT+FOR+PEDERSOLI+SCOUT+SHOTGUN

Notice the front ramrod support is a sleeve that is slipped on the barrel and then tightened. However, I have a problem, the sleeve won't slip over the front bead sight. I think I need to remove the bead to install the support. I have on order a tool set that is supposed to hold the bead for removal:

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/shotgun-tools/shotgun-sight-tools/set-steel-sight-installers-sku080791000-879-3302.aspx?sku=080791000

Has anyone here ever removed a shotgun bead that can help me and give me some advice?

Regards,
Richard

Hi, the Brownell's tools for removing shotgun sight beads arrived. IMO that product is worst product that I ever bought from Brownells. First off, the jaws screws are almost impossible to operate. Second, there is some kind of black finish that comes off the tool and is very difficult to wash off my hands.

However, I did have success getting the bead off using a small tap wrench. The bead turned with slight finger pressure. When installing the bead back on a little blue loctite will be used. With the bead off, the ramrod front support slid right on the barrel.

Regards,
Richard
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Scatterguns / Re: Pedersoli flintlock shotgun
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 07:57:21 AM »
Hi, enough of the clay bird stuff. Today was a test shooting Lee 1oz slugs with my Pedersoli Scout flintlock 12ga shotgun. I sure put the hurt on my steel targets. Nothing like a 1oz slug hitting the steel gongs. The gongs sang almost as loud as the gun discharge. Powder used was 60gr Olde Enysford with 4f Swiss in the pan. Groups were ~4" from 25yds.

I had a couple of fails to fire today. Seems that the flint in the shotgun needs knapping. I think I have fired ~100rds without issue, but it is clear that the flint needs either a replacement or knapping. I have some new French Amber flints that I may give a try. Track of the Wolf was out of the French flints for almost a year, but they are now back in stock. I see many internet references where flintlock shooters swear by the French flints.

Regards,
Richard
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Mass shootings too far??
« Last post by Necessaryevil on Today at 07:52:08 AM »
Hi evil, I love it!!!!  *6' *6' *6'

Regards,
Richard

It's funny because it's true  +]P
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Mass shootings too far??
« Last post by Hawg on Today at 07:29:54 AM »
I think Beto has surpassed Obama as a gun salesman. *6' He even makes ME want to buy an AR. (7+"
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Mass shootings too far??
« Last post by ssb73q on Today at 03:56:26 AM »
Hi evil, I love it!!!!  *6' *6' *6'

Regards,
Richard
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Mass shootings too far??
« Last post by Necessaryevil on Today at 02:08:50 AM »
Salesman of the month.
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