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    06-09-2019, 09:38 PM
    oldracer replied to a thread Lacquer in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    I have a muzzle loader with clear hi gloss lacquer, the builder said 20 coats with 95% sanded off after each coat. I tried that finish on 4 slug guns I assembled over the past 4 years. I used 20 to 25 coats (lost count) sanded to the wood for the...
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    06-01-2019, 09:06 AM
    You'll need some sort of attachment to the bench or another table to be able to stand or lay a rifle when cleaning and/or loading. I agree with some sort of cover so the rough surface will not scratch that nice looking flint lock and other guns....
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    05-29-2019, 12:56 PM
    I have a very, very early TC Hawken 50 caliber rifle and it took a little bit of work to get it to shoot well. Here are the steps I took as told to me by my mentor: - Made sure trigger was adjusted best as possible, I.E. just touch front trigger to...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check