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    Absolutely the best Browning and bluing solution I have ever used
    But like most jobs the preparation is the most important
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    Thank you.

    I bought some ferric chloride to mix with alcohol to try and brown a kammerlader.If it doesn't work,I will order what you used.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @Scout you are a glutton for punishment with a stack of projects with me already !

    But you know I am a sucker for double rifles and muzzleloaders
    So a muzzleloading double rifle is like drugs to an addict
    lol, yes you are right, it should have been gone in the Paradox trade but that fell over, I think it is too much work & needs too many parts for sensible folk !

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    @Scout Sensible folk .... do you know one of them ?
    What's sensible about old BP guns
    What's sensible about spending a whole morning making a from sight to replace the one I very sensibly lost in my workshop
    Doesn't sound

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    Wow that came up very nice

    Forgive my ignorance but why/what does the second trigger do?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Hair trigger arrangement? One trigger cocks, the other releases?


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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Wow that came up very nice

    Forgive my ignorance but why/what does the second trigger do?
    Doubles its power.
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    @vietnamcam there are a few different double set trigger styles
    But mainly double set single phase and double set double phase

    This rifle is the latter and this is a good explanation of how it works

    A double set, double phase trigger can be operated as a standard trigger if the set trigger is not pulled, or as a set trigger by first pulling the set trigger. Double set, double phase triggers offer the versatility of both a standard trigger and a set trigger

    The rear trigger is the set trigger and the front one is the firing trigger
    Un set the trigger pull is 5 pounds with a little creep but is a good trigger for its type
    Once the rear trigger is pulled to set the front trigger the pull is about 5 oz and there is an easy adjustment .
    It can go as low as about 2 oz before it won't set

    I haven't used double set triggers much but it's pretty obvious when you have a play with it.

    The good thing with flintlocks is they are safe to dry fire and get the hang of it all
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    I put 20 shots down range today from the American long rifle
    This image is a cluster of shots from a bench at 55m
    Every few shots I took another 0.5mm off the front sight
    Slowly brought it up close to the target using a 60 grain FFG load.
    Shot 11 was the last 60 grain load
    Then decided to try a heavier charge thinking it would raise the point of impact further
    But to my surprise shot 12 a 70 grain charge and shot 13 an 80 grain charge all landed with shot 11 anyway

    I need to file a little more off the front sight and fire the various charge weights again to see if they shoot to the same place at that range

    Windage was a little to the right but it will be corrected when the front sight goes back in after it's shoulders are trimmed and it's all browned
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    @veitnamcam might be able to get you a Pedisoli copy of a Gibbs, 500 grain 45 long projectile, 900 long barrel, mint condition with lots of extras, good for 600 + metres, loaded with 90 grains on Swiss BP.
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    @veitnamcam might be able to get you a Pedisoli copy of a Gibbs, 500 grain 45 long projectile, 900 long barrel, mint condition with lots of extras, good for 600 + metres, loaded with 90 grains on Swiss BP.
    @Maca49 I'm chasing a Parker Hale Whitworth but it's proving hard to prise out of his hands

    Will pm @vietnamcam

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    I got given a bag of stock parts that I had looked through at a friend's recently
    Thought there might be a usable trigger guard

    There was a rough steel casting of a ALR style amongst it

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    So a few hours with files and the blow torch to caress it into shape and its going to be ideal
    Now I need to wait for the magic to happen with the Browning solution

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    And there's a particularly nice English style trigger guard there that might be the starting point for the next muzzleloader build

 

 

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