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wireman

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Firing system
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:14:04 PM »
Have mystery cap/ball that has  1/4 inch hole drilled from face of breach 1 1/4 inch back till it connects to nipple the hole hold 15gn of powder

Offline D. Taylor Sapergia

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 02:50:07 AM »
...and?
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wireman

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 05:31:33 AM »
well its 54cal and whats up with 1/4 inch hole, is this the way thay are supposed to be plus its got a funnel 30inchs long that goes down the barrel to pour powder down.

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 08:06:20 AM »
It sounds normal so far, for a bench-type gun. The funnel is used by some shooters to prevent powder granguals from sticking to the bore wall, I assume.
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Re: Firing system
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 06:34:23 PM »
well its 54cal and whats up with 1/4 inch hole, is this the way thay are supposed to be plus its got a funnel 30inchs long that goes down the barrel to pour powder down.
Are you describing a/your Nock type breeching ???  The bench shooters do use a long tube funnel so none of the black stuff sticks to the bore wall. They are fussy to the extreme.

wireman

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 12:58:11 AM »
It could be beach rifle its heavy enough.Got one those schuetzen real thick butt plate.Also the ram rod tip is real small does not look right for ball.
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Re: Firing system
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 02:37:00 AM »
It could be beach rifle its heavy enough.Got one those schuetzen real thick butt plate.Also the ram rod tip is real small does not look right for ball.
And, there surely was a small scraper with that rifle to get down in to that channel to scrape the crud/fouling out...

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 05:37:57 AM »
How do you know that the channel is 1/4 inch?  Have you de-breeched the barrel and measured it?  Those channels are normally no smaller than 3/8ths.
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wireman

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 07:13:13 AM »
No i did not its all bass and i was afraid i would mess it up.But 1/4inch wood dowel fits tight.This is the only cap rifle i have.I was a little worried about the bass as breach plug and then a hole drilled in it.Should take same load as my 54 flintlock 

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 05:32:19 PM »
BRASS? 

wireman

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 10:52:44 PM »
Yes its brass,it looks like Hawken and that part that houses the trigger and hammer,nipple is one peace then the end has been milled to round and threaded and screws into barrel 5/8 inch and then the hole is drilled back 1 1/4inch to the nipple.Have not shot it yet.

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2012, 01:17:42 AM »
Can you post some pictures of the gun?

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2012, 04:35:56 AM »
Makes me wonder if it's a Mowrey "Allen and Thurber" with the brass frame?

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 06:16:00 PM »
I had that thought too, Ben, and that it has a bolster-type breech.

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Re: Firing system
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 12:53:59 AM »
Ben&Daryl  Thats what it is  ;D I talked to the person i got this from inTenn. and he told me it was a Mowrey had to track down his ex to get the number put over 100miles on my m.c ;D