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    Quote Originally Posted by JD300 View Post
    Great thanks yes I have been using 50Grains behind a patched .450 ball I will up it to 60 and see how it goes.
    Stick with 50 if that works for you buddy
    I use 35 for paper shooting in my 50 cal very accurate
    My mate uses the same load and shoots plenty of goats
    Surprising how much grunt 35gn gives

    I see a lot of people put 100-120gn per shot it’s just not required
    50-60 max load is absolutely plenty for 99% of shooting hunting or target
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    What are we talking about Maca?
    Just the barrel, not the stock, Id be spoilt if I had any thing else in the shower I could hang on rose.
    You can also put a tube on a modified nipple and using the ramrod as a piston in the barrel, pull/push warm soapy water in and out of the barrel. This is best done in the shower as well @7mmwsm. Sounding like your sex life?
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    I'm glad we cleared that up Maca.
    Most of mine happens outside on the deck.
    Take the barrel off. Plug the flash hole and fill the barrel with soapy water. Let it stand for twenty minutes, drain, remove flash hole and put in soapy water to soak. Put butt end of barrel in pot of soapy water and run a patch up and down barrel. Rod and patch act like a plunger sucking water up barrel. Keep plunging until water comes out clean.
    Finish with boiling water to dry then oil.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Oh, nobody has mentioned a ball starter yet? Those little things make life a bit easier.
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    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Oh, nobody has mentioned a ball starter yet? Those little things make life a bit easier.
    Yes I guess I will need to make a list of the Black powder gear needed.

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    So Black powder gear needed is as follows

    Short starter
    Adjustable powder measure with funnel and nipple pick preferred
    Powder flask
    Cleaning loading rod combined preferred
    ball remover
    patch jag
    All cleaning attachments for 45cal
    nipple wrench
    Capper
    All I really need to get started I think,
    I am waiting for a kit to come back in stock but if I can find all I need quicker/cheaper would be great.
    Also could do with #11 caps and actual powder but will need to be in the Chch or Nelson area.
    I'm currently using CCI and Pyrodex RS
    But not bothered what to use really as long as it all goes bang lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I'm glad we cleared that up Maca.
    Most of mine happens outside on the deck.
    Take the barrel off. Plug the flash hole and fill the barrel with soapy water. Let it stand for twenty minutes, drain, remove flash hole and put in soapy water to soak. Put butt end of barrel in pot of soapy water and run a patch up and down barrel. Rod and patch act like a plunger sucking water up barrel. Keep plunging until water comes out clean.
    Finish with boiling water to dry then oil.
    Mop out with meths to remove residual water,
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    What range do you get with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD300 View Post
    Interesting two-piece stock consfruction, somewhat like a lee enfield. The central casting and breech plug reminds of a muff pistol with screw-on barrel. A nice rationalisation of gun construction. Ceracoating the casting and hammer would make it look even better.
    Sharp tool, less effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    What range do you get with that?
    They are capable of some good accuracy
    No issues to shoot a deer in the sholder at 100-120 if you know what your doing with it

    Mine will all shoot an inch or better at 50m Center to Center
    Keep in mind a 45 or 50 makes a big hole
    So a 1” 5 shot group looks like a 2” ragged hole
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    45 and 50 are big holes.
    But a 50 cal round ball weighs 176 grains. Traveling at about 1800 fps it is around the same performance as the 44/40 energy wise(roughly). So I don't think they should quoted as big guns.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    45 and 50 are big holes.
    But a 50 cal round ball weighs 176 grains. Traveling at about 1800 fps it is around the same performance as the 44/40 energy wise(roughly). So I don't think they should quoted as big guns.
    Yep
    Agreed however still plenty of gun to knock bambi over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    Interesting two-piece stock consfruction, somewhat like a lee enfield. The central casting and breech plug reminds of a muff pistol with screw-on barrel. A nice rationalisation of gun construction. Ceracoating the casting and hammer would make it look even better.
    Yes I was thinking Ceracoat might be a good way to go, then the blast from the cap wont damage it around that area, which it has already and I don't think its been shot much.
    From the research I have done it is a replica of a very early Box lock rifle (meaning the trigger mechanism is inside a box not the outside like flintlock etc).
    This one seems to be a Edwin Wesson Box Lock Percussion Target Rifle (replica)
    Edwin Wesson is the older brother of Daniel B. Wesson the founder of smith and Wesson, both Edwin's younger brothers served their apprenticeships under their older brother before goin it on their own.
    Edwin's Box lock percussion rifles were use as sharp shooters (sniper rifles) in the american revolution.
    Tiny bit of history, I found not much about it really.
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    Last try for second hand gear?

 

 

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