Traditional Muzzleloader Thread

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by PatinAz, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. flyover

    flyover

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    I have 4 different BP firearms. The one I didn't dig out of the vault is a repro Remington 1858 cap and ball.

    My 1st and only kit gun. A CVA Kentucky .45 pistol. The cap on the ramrod came off inside so the ramrod sticks out to far. I have been to lazy to take the pistol apart and fix it.
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    Number 3 is a T/C in 50 cal. Like a fool I traded a badly pitted 97 Winchester shot gun for this.
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    And # 4 is a Cabela's 58 caliber that I have not shot much.
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  2. Nick B

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    If anyone is looking for black powder Midway sells Goex .
     

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  4. Nick B

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    Really nice . What’s the barrel length ?
     
  5. Nick B

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    What happened to FC ?
     
  6. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Old Eynsford is the best BP you can get IMO. I’d stay away from those substitutes.
     
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  7. Jonny Yuma

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    35", tapers to 1 1/8" across the flats.
     
  8. PatinAz

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    Normally, I don't like posts that veer off subject. But in this case, it's all good.

    Free Full Clip!
     
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    What makes it better? Does it burn any cleaner than Goex? I notice a significant difference in how much dirtier Goex 2F is vs their 3F.
     
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    Cleaner burning and the best velocities/most consistent velocities
     
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    Borg Warner Free Full Clip!

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    Swiss is the best BP I've ever used. How does Old Eynsford compare to Swiss? Pyrodeex totally sucks and is more corrosive than BP. But Hogdon 777 is less corrosive and is very similar to BP except it doesn't have that good smell and it's a little more powerful. People think I'm trying to be funny when I say that about the smell but I actually LIKE the smell of black powder burning.

    Years ago I worked in a gun shop and a woman came in from the county fair and bought all teh pyrodex we had. It turned out she was the Human Cannonball at the county fair. The "Cannon is powerd by spring but the powder is needed for the smoke and noise.
     
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  12. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner Free Full Clip!

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    Full Clip got temporarily (we hope) banned.
     
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    I would rate it as equal to Swiss which is also fine but nearly impossible for me to get in any real quantity
     
  14. orangejeep06

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    Finally a b.p. thread! I have a T/C Custom shop (FoxRidgeOutfitters) 50 cal. Renegade,an inline 45 cal., a Dixie Gun Works .32 cal. squirrel rifle,an 1860 Navy revolver in .36 cal. and three Ruger Old Armys. I enjoy the slower pace of shooting b.p. firearms.Great pics all!
     
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    This is my Track of the Wolf "kit" gun. I assembled it about 15 years ago. Its done in the style of a northwest trade gun. Smooth bore flintlock, I shoot .600 solid round balls out if it.
    I also have two T/C Hawkens, one a flinter one a percussion. .45 and .50 caliber.
    Also a .45 CVA percussion.
    Two Ruger Old Army revolvers.
    One T/C patriot percussion pistol.
    And last year I assembled a pepperbox from a kit my Dad purchased long ago.
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    I purchased my first black powder gun way back in 1975. One of the Old Army's. I enjoy shooting BP.
     
  16. Nick B

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    Thanks Borg . I don’t know what happened but I hope he gets back on .
    He’s one of the good guys on here .
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  17. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    Here's mine:

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    .40 caliber, made by a good friend of mine.

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    .62 caliber, Christian Springs Transitional Rifle, it shows the both the German gunmaker's influence and the slow transition to a Pennsylvania style. I always felt that a well made flintlock long rifle is the epitome of the gunmaker's art.

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    The previous picture doesn't show the birdseye maple stock nearly as well as this does. It really is a beautiful rifle.
     
  18. Jonny Yuma

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    Very nice!
     
  19. Ovid

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    Any of you guys build your own? I'm planning a build from a pre-carve done by Dave Keck at Knob Mountain Muzzleloaders. He's got patterns, many from orginals, out the wazoo.
     
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    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I have a couple friends of mine that are pretty good gunmakers. The guy who made my pistol carved the stock from a block of wood. If I tried it I would have a huge pile of very expensive toothpicks.
     
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