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    Iím going to check that flash hole height on...

    Iím going to check that flash hole height on mine. If I remember, my pan covers part of the hole. I never gave it much thought, a assuming that was how it was supposed to be...

    Alan
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    Ryobi makes a cordless rotary tool that runs off...

    Ryobi makes a cordless rotary tool that runs off of their cordless tool batteries.

    This is the one I have.
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    Uh oh... He's a gonner.., Alan

    Uh oh... He's a gonner..,

    Alan
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    I used coffee to stain a gunstock once. It came...

    I used coffee to stain a gunstock once. It came out coffee colored. I've never stained anything with bacon though, except the front of my shirt and my pants legs.



    Alan
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    It's "bob-war"... Alan

    It's "bob-war"...

    Alan
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    I have learned more in this one thread than I...

    I have learned more in this one thread than I have anywhere else in a long time.

    Alan
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    I have always read that the Brown Bess muskets...

    I have always read that the Brown Bess muskets were lacking in accuracy, which, I suppose, is to be expected in a smooth bore gun. Then, I have also read that round ball fired from a 10 or 12 ga is...
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    Max, I think you got more than two cents worth...

    Max, I think you got more than two cents worth from the last two responses. We probably all did.

    Alan
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    Shooting a flintlock or percussion rifle or a cap...

    Shooting a flintlock or percussion rifle or a cap and ball revolver will certainly give you a new perspective and appreciation for what our predecessors had to contend with in their day. I read once...
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    Cap and ball (percussion rifle) is a lot easier...

    Cap and ball (percussion rifle) is a lot easier to shoot than a flintlock. Lots of things have to be working correctly in sequence to send a roundball downrange with a flintlock.

    and,

    Keep...
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    All I have to say about flinters is "Thank God...

    All I have to say about flinters is "Thank God for percussion caps".

    I have a CSA 50 cal "Plainsman". I have a devil of a time with ignition. I finally got the frizzen roughed up enough to get a...
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