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    Today, 10:42 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Mauser Model 1871 in Military Rifles
    This is a Mauser 71 that came to me as a 12 Gauge Shotgun.I have rebarreled it to 45-70 Black Powder.The Stock is an old one from another Rifle.The furniture is mauser 71 stuff.A sort of recycling success.
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    06-16-2018, 03:41 AM
    Grip the Hammer between copper vice jaws at the square hole end.It must be tight in the vice.Find or make a tube that fits over the Hammer nose,heat the hammer to red and pull it to shape.
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    06-12-2018, 03:35 PM
    Mix Cast Iron Filings with Salamoniac and Water to make a paste.Clean out your Pitting and Holes spread the paste into the depressions and allow to rust and Dry,clean off the surface.This was a method of cast iron repair when I was an apprentice and...
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    06-08-2018, 09:35 AM
    Put some Green Tomatos in a drawer with a Banana Skin it helps ripening.I have plenty of Flowers on my Toms but no fruit yet.Soon be time to start feeding them when they get little green Toms.I have 10 Moneymaker and 3 Red Cherry Plants in the...
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    06-06-2018, 05:38 PM
    Heat some Sand,Heat the hammer and and Tap to Red,Bury the Hammer and Tap in the hot sand allow to cool and drill the Tap out,Plug off the Hammer Hole and Drill for a small pin,Re harden the Hammer,Fit a Firing Pin making sure the pin Bottoms in the...
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    06-02-2018, 03:36 PM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Loose cock? in Muzzleloading.
    Using the edge of a razor blade drive it in at one point between the Cock and the Hammer.This acts as a wedge.Incorporate Locktite when doing this.
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    06-01-2018, 02:56 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    Thanks for that account,very interesting reading.A point I observe is the relationship between the Officer Class and the Troopers.Although skilled Marksmen the Troopers where kept in their place in society and expected to perform their duty despite...
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    05-31-2018, 01:46 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    Yes the Baker Rifle was an ideal Skirmishing weapon.A few Riflemen distributed amongst the Troopers using the issued Brown Bess for Formation warfare was an advantage since the Rifles accuracy could be employed to pick out selected targets.
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Enjoy being at the Range. Produced several BP rifles from Raw materials.Own two original Whitworths
Black Powder shooting.both Muzzle and Breach loading. MLAGB Member.
Retired Engineer.


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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