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Gun Building / Re: Inclusion question
« Last post by WadePatton on Today at 06:35:13 PM »
If I were the customer, I'd love it--filled as the others have stated.

If the customer doesn't feel the same, I'd make him another as I think you'll have zero trouble selling that one.  And the customer will have to understand that his delivery date will be pushed out considerably!   Cheers.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Hybrid black powder/Pyrodex loads
« Last post by WadePatton on Today at 06:30:57 PM »
Knowing well from the writings of Bill Knight (aka Mad Monk)-- who is a certified black powder and substitutes professional-level expert,  the problems with perchlorated powders (and a lot more than I need to know about the manufacturing of all Black Powder), I would't give this stuff to my enemies to shoot in their guns.

I really wouldn't, because someday those guns might be worth having/acquiring if they've good bores.  Using perchlorates is a very easy way to ruin a bore-or anything of iron/steel.

Of course a lot of guys claim it's a total necessity (p-stuff) and that cleaning promptly and perfectly every time keeps their bbls pristine (enough).  Sounds like work to me-and a large risk (especially in humid areas).

ALSO never ever breath those fumes (of the p-stuff).  They contain a copious amount of cyanide

Sorry I cannot be more on-point to your OP, but have outlined why you might not find much "support" in this small group.

Good Luck and Fair Warnings.
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Proper way to secure a flint.
« Last post by Woodsrunner79 on Today at 06:22:14 PM »
The leather did the trick nicely. I was able to shoot 5 ball through her before more modern tribulations manifested themselves. ( the misses had to remind me that the outlets in the bathroom weren't going to rewire themselves)  many thanks for everyone's input.

Cheers, Jordan
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Accoutrements / Re: Whatís your method of engrailing a powder horn?
« Last post by smallpatch on Today at 06:22:05 PM »
Just like gun building......you need sharp tools.  Learn to sharpen your tools, so you can learn how to use them.
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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Pretty nice New England rifle for auction
« Last post by JV Puleo on Today at 06:11:30 PM »
As to the terminal date for William Allport - I probably have that but it doesn't come to mind immediately. He was obviously quite close to William Ketland because one of his sons was named William Ketland Allport. That son died young but another son was a successful early railroad engineer and was eventually knighted as Sir Joseph Allport.

The Allports came from the same village as the Ketlands. I suspect they had known each other their entire lives.
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Gun Building / Re: Inclusion question
« Last post by BJH on Today at 06:08:35 PM »
Kit Ravenshears method of using accraglass and a hair dryer or heat gun to thin it an ď help ď it seep into splits worked then, still works now. Iíve used other pigmented epoxies also.BJH
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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Pretty nice New England rifle for auction
« Last post by JV Puleo on Today at 06:06:57 PM »
That is a page from the book I have so we are literally "on the same page".
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Black Powder Shooting / Re: Hybrid black powder/Pyrodex loads
« Last post by Frank on Today at 05:59:23 PM »
I would never put that pyrodex $#@* down my barrel.
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Gun Building / Re: Breech plug installation
« Last post by Mauser06 on Today at 05:23:18 PM »
Would be cheaper to do it yourself opposed to shipping them....if you'd have to ship them both ways plus labor costs, you're gunna be in a couple bucks.   

If you can build the rifle, installing the plug should be do-able.   
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Gun Building / Re: Breech plug installation
« Last post by Curt Larsen on Today at 05:10:28 PM »
Thanks,  I'll give them a call.  In the meantime, I found that Bill Young is still doing work.  I think TOW steered me away from him doing outside work.  He used to work for them.
Curt
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