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    I think we're going to see a lot more DIY stuff...

    I think we're going to see a lot more DIY stuff on everything. Not just BP. I decided to get around to finishing an ar pistol and found compete uppers in 300 blk a bit scarce. Especially if you...
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    Thanks again.

    Thanks again.
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    Ok. The top of the pan almost perfectly bisects...

    Ok. The top of the pan almost perfectly bisects the flash hole so I'm going to leave the height alone. Unless you think I should raise it some.

    Man, I wish there were someplace closer to get...
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    Ok. The top of the pan almost perfectly bisects...

    Ok. The top of the pan almost perfectly bisects the flash hole so I'm going to leave the height alone. Unless you think I should raise it some.

    Man, I wish there were someplace closer to get...
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    Thanks. I'll set the barrel today and track down...

    Thanks. I'll set the barrel today and track down some B.P. and a measure. I have a horn at home that came from my fil's wall hanger kit.
    I guess I'll trust the manufacturer's recommendations on...
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    I'm in town right now picking up some jb weld for...

    I'm in town right now picking up some jb weld for reinforcement of the stock behind the tang and plug. My barrel is lined up about right so I just cover the wood face with a little jb weld?
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    Okay. The back of the inlet seats pretty well...

    Okay. The back of the inlet seats pretty well that I can see. Haven't reinforced it yet. I will. Sounds like good insurance. But I just had to temporarily set the barrel in place. What the...
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    Well I wouldn't want to break tradition. Lol. ...

    Well I wouldn't want to break tradition. Lol. Guess I better order up some accouterments and see if I can find some double F and 4F without buying a case.

    From what I've read about other events...
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    Yes. I've used that site. 1st time for top seam...

    Yes. I've used that site. 1st time for top seam mocs and a loincloth.

    Lol. Yeah, I noticed that some of the longest winded in that section knew the least history
    I've really narrowed my...
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    I went into necrothreading and decided to do the...

    I went into necrothreading and decided to do the tincloth again this year for a storage/firewood lean-to at the 'vous. Good stuff kyratshooter.
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    I should add that now that my kit that I take is...

    I should add that now that my kit that I take is socially acceptable down there, my desire for more period correct gear is personal. I'm sure many others have started out just wanting to participate...
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    I did do some research before buying the kit. It...

    I did do some research before buying the kit. It is a flintlock not percussion and is relatively period correct for pre-1840. Alafia is pre-1840. The trigger and lock assembly is working now and...
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    Randyt, I couldn't sleep much last night and was...

    Randyt, I couldn't sleep much last night and was reading the current issue of American Frontiersman. Low and behold they had an article about new trade guns. AND the author portrayed a real French...
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    Ah ha! Me thinks I've found the trigger problem....

    Ah ha! Me thinks I've found the trigger problem. The trigger plate doesn't set solid in the inlet until the trigger guard is installed...I think. If I hold the plate in the hammer holds in half...
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    Randyt, I'm thinking about a smooth bore for my...

    Randyt, I'm thinking about a smooth bore for my next project. Like a 28g. Great fun researching and shopping. Tony
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    Ok. True confessions. I did buy a cordless drill...

    Ok. True confessions. I did buy a cordless drill to install the roofing screws on the tin roof when we built the place. And we did buy a cheap Harbor Freight gennie to charge it (alright, aaand the...
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    Lol. Well they inset pretty much everything...

    Lol. Well they inset pretty much everything already. Now it's removing excess wood above the brass. But the trigger is still a bother. Got a good 1/4" chisel. Off grid so no elec. No dremel. ...
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    Well, despite the trouble I'm apparently facing...

    Well, despite the trouble I'm apparently facing with this build, I should learn enough to make my next one much better. I've joined some bp forums and subscribed to muzzleloader mag. Gotta book...
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    It has 2 screws. One in between the trigger and...

    It has 2 screws. One in between the trigger and one behind. I played around with both and go it to work on two separate tries. But not repeatable reliably. I must be doing something wrong.
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    We're just leaving a 4 more years/2nd amendment...

    We're just leaving a 4 more years/2nd amendment rally but I'll get back to the cabin and take anther look at that lock.
    Alafia is once a year in Jan. We get all kinds of weather there.
    Introduced...
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    Thanks guys. I bought files specifically for...

    Thanks guys. I bought files specifically for this and future builds.

    Yes, it has a screw. I'll try that then Track of the Wolf. Alafia is almost 4 months away. I want this done way before...
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    Ok you thread thieves. Lol. Get BACK to work. ...

    Ok you thread thieves. Lol. Get BACK to work.

    I think somebody warned me about this (check it before, or something). My half cock holds fine. The other doesn't hold. Really barely a...
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    Oh man. I thought bp was going to be easy...

    Oh man. I thought bp was going to be easy compared to modern firearms. So many choices. This is going to end up just like the rest of my collecting...no one gun can satisfy. I just blew my gun...
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    Now that's the stuff I was looking for. Thank...

    Now that's the stuff I was looking for. Thank you. A fellow on another forum is sending me an old copy of a bp book. He says it's accurate and has a lot of history in it.

    My persona is...
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    Thanks kyratshooter. From talking to to at that...

    Thanks kyratshooter. From talking to to at that one camp I was hoping you'd chime in. The "instructions" (har har) are very simplistic. It also says to finish the stock with the brass parts...
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