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    @Micky Duck it was an education for me as well. I don't have any ciggie papers on hand but next time in town I'll grab some. That and nitrating the paper might improve things.
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    one thing is for sure...WHEN...not if but when,you decide to take it hunting and shoot something with it...you will have bragging rights for weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I wonder if zig zag rice paper might be better than bog roll??? looks interesting ,cant say Ive seen them set up before,thank you for the education.
    Thats what I have used. Although only half a dozen shots so far.
    I looked up big zig zags, and found a shop in town that supplies cheech n chong with theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Thats what I have used. Although only half a dozen shots so far.
    I looked up big zig zags, and found a shop in town that supplies cheech n chong with theirs.
    Hope you're not rolling Labrador
    Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    Hope you're not rolling Labrador
    I have never heard it called Labrador before? you mean weed?
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    I have never heard it called Labrador before? you mean weed?
    The dog ate Cheechs stash,nek day
    https://youtu.be/ljfdg3mPcvY
    Last edited by madjon_; 13-03-2022 at 01:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    The dog ate Cheechs stash,nek day
    https://youtu.be/ljfdg3mPcvY
    Classic! Funny bastards... Im gonna have to find the whole movie again
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    Here is mine

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    Use enough gun

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    Is this the mould you are after

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    @Shanks That is the one I may be interested shall we discuss price. How many litres of petrol are you after for it. (-;
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    Donít really know what itís worth how about $100 including shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Well I finally got all the pieces together, managed to borrow a pedersoli mold and cast up some bullets. The sharps pattern "Christmas tree" is a bastard to get out of the mold due to the flange, I ended up using a pair of needle nose pliers to release them.
    Next was making the cartridges, it's not too difficult actually. I opted for the flat base version body of newsprint end sealed with a round of single ply bog paper. Couple of dabs of pva and it's done.
    I could only get 40 gr into the cases 50 is supposedly more traditional.
    Lubed last of all once assembled.
    First round was a hang fire, I hadn't punctured the base on loading which is supposedly proper procedure.




    There was a lot of unburnt paper in the breech nitrating it in future seems to be a good idea as does either using less or getting rid of the pva and maybe using nail polish instead (nitrocellulose based).
    After 2 shots the breech was stiff, three it was gummed with fouling, spitting on the breech block freed it up and I managed to run all 8 cartridges.
    The obturation isnt quite perfect, couple that with the fouling of the action and the desirability of puncturing the cartridges on loading and it seems to be a pretty accurate reproduction of what it must have been like in service. Still compared to a muzzle loader the rate of fire is impressive
    When I had my one I got fed up with make the paper cartridges, and just dropped a bullet in the barrel and filled it with powder worked better than the cartridges with more consistent ignition.
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    Yeah, mine came with a short ramrod. (see pics) for seating the projectile.
    Have not used it yet, but I hear it is easier.

    I do like the idea of nitrated paper etc, just seems like a lot of work....
    Use enough gun

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    Moulds are still up for grabs if anyone else wants them

 

 

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