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    Like I said, I know the irritation of not having...

    Like I said, I know the irritation of not having access to BP.

    I wish we had a good photo posting link. I have one "work around" that you would not believe.

    Early on I decided that with good...
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    The flash hole height sounds fine. BP is...

    The flash hole height sounds fine.

    BP is impossible to get through the mail and freight carriers do not like to deal with it at all. They often require me to go to the "headquarters" and pick up...
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    I sometimes drill a couple of small holes, 1/8"...

    I sometimes drill a couple of small holes, 1/8" diameter or so, back into the stock to give the JB Weld a place to anchor. one small hole on the left and right and one at the back of the tang. It...
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    How's it progressing Max? Had time to do any...

    How's it progressing Max?

    Had time to do any work?
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    Well Max that is the price you pay for "pretty". ...

    Well Max that is the price you pay for "pretty".

    But after you carry one of those things all day your concept of "pretty" can change.

    The brass hardware on that Hawkin tips the scales about...
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    I have never really "bedded" one of mine but I...

    I have never really "bedded" one of mine but I have taken to reinforcing the back of the breech inlet with either Acraglass or JB Weld. I have gone back and redone most of mine even if I did not...
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    Tradition says that when you get the barrel, lock...

    Tradition says that when you get the barrel, lock and triggers set into the stock you are required to test fire the half finished gun even if everything is held together with duct tape and radiator...
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    I would not get in a big rush to buy traps Max. ...

    I would not get in a big rush to buy traps Max. The little traps you find most of the time at rondys are not like the big traps needed for beaver, and trapping in general was more of a northern and...
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    Max, as a historian and a reenactor I have to...

    Max, as a historian and a reenactor I have to warn you about history and your location.

    Florida is tricky. Won't get into the historical details but the place was not settled by Americans until...
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    I had a friend that bought a Caywood English Game...

    I had a friend that bought a Caywood English Game gun and another that bought the Wilson trade gun. Both were outstanding products, but that was 20 years ago. Still the reputation is holding so I...
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    Randy get the bridled frizzen. It has better...

    Randy get the bridled frizzen. It has better support and will last longer. That is why they developed the bridle. It is the superior of the two mechanisms.

    You don't reenact so the time of use...
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    Well Max, I belonged to all those BP forums back...

    Well Max, I belonged to all those BP forums back in the day, I have a bunch of books and have thrown away thousands of BP magazines due to insufficient floor joist support.

    What you need is the...
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    One of the reasons the manufacturers put the...

    One of the reasons the manufacturers put the double set triggers on modern ML guns is that it insures a fairly good trigger installed by the home builder.

    When using a simple swinging lever...
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    Yep Alan, he's screwed! No hope at this point,...

    Yep Alan, he's screwed! No hope at this point, especially if this build works good.

    OK Max I think we are talking about two different gun parts. You are talking about the double set trigger unit...
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    Back that set screw out until it holds securely...

    Back that set screw out until it holds securely if you bump the hammer with your palm at full cock. That is all it has to do. You will not be running around with the gun at full cock anyway. It...
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    Most of those kit locks have a set screw that can...

    Most of those kit locks have a set screw that can be turned in and out to limit sear engagement. Try that first.

    If the lock is any good it will have been hardened and a file will not even make a...
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    Dang it I got to reading posts and forgot the...

    Dang it I got to reading posts and forgot the coffee was brewing!

    Don't have any bacon.

    Got sausage, the old fashioned country kind you only find in the south. I had this batch imported up...
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    just don't get me started on Colt caplock...

    just don't get me started on Colt caplock revolvers and bob'wire and we'll survive.
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    Things got sort of crazy for me when I moved 50...

    Things got sort of crazy for me when I moved 50 miles form Friendship, IN where twice a year they have the national BP championships and the trade fair that goes with it. All the suppliers are...
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    I would only go that route if I wanted a wall...

    I would only go that route if I wanted a wall hanger Randy. No way to tell what shape the inside of that barrel or the screw threads on the breech plug are in. Plus that would be the "India...
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    Hacker Martin was a product of his time. He was...

    Hacker Martin was a product of his time. He was available and willing to work on guns when no one else would touch an old BP gun. He was not a historian, scholar or craftsman, so he repaired and...
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    You guys have flung a guilt trip on me. I have a...

    You guys have flung a guilt trip on me. I have a near finished rifle that has been sitting in the corner for two years that I need to get done. This one is a .32 with a 42" long barrel, but it is...
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    Max, the barrels on the originals were furnished...

    Max, the barrels on the originals were furnished in two ways, either charcoal fire blued (yep they heated them till they turned blue), or in the white.

    The barrels left in the white are where...
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    OK I had my rant in the last post so I will be a...

    OK I had my rant in the last post so I will be a good guy and actually answer Max in this one.

    First thing to do is check your parts inletting alignment. Make sure the barrel breech block with...
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    OK fellows I have to put in my two cents. I...

    OK fellows I have to put in my two cents.

    I was a reenactor for 40 years, and built most of my own gear, from clothes to shelters and guns. I honestly have a for sure 'nuff Masters Degree in...
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