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    01-12-2018, 04:31 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread muzzleloader ? in Muzzleloading.
    Their experiences in the American War of independence,proved to Great Britain that fire power although valuable was not the total answer to warfare.Accuracy was not considered important until they came against Rifled weaponry since the traditional...
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    01-11-2018, 10:48 AM
    Col4570 replied to a thread muzzleloader ? in Muzzleloading.
    Mainly due to each side having equal technology until one has better tactics more troops etc then the balance shifts.
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    01-10-2018, 12:14 PM
    Col4570 replied to a thread New Year's meal ? in Cookin' Recipe's
    I always do a Ham Joint as follows for Christmas.Soak in Water for 24 Hours changing the water frequently.Add a Bay Leaf and some Peppercorns and Boil for 1Hour.Drain and Wrap in Tinfoil and Roast for 1Hour.Unwrap place on a wire tray in a meat...
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    01-10-2018, 11:51 AM
    The top one takes the Hollow Base Hollow Nose Bullet.it was built in 1863. The Bottom one is the .451 Whitworth built by Beasley Brothers who did in fact supply the confederacy.
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    01-09-2018, 07:29 PM
    Side pour Mould for large calibre Whitworth match Rifle.It is a modified for length Lyman Mould with side pour to cast both Base and Nose cavities.After fitting the Nose Plug and trimming off the side Sprue the Bullets are swaged to size.A lot of...
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    01-09-2018, 07:16 PM
    When loading my .565 Whitworth Match rifle I load then wipe.Working to Joseph Whitworth specs using a Hollow base Hollow Nose wooden Plug Bullet.With this method I find that the Breach is clear of damp residue.For this Rifle a Drop Tube would have...
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    01-09-2018, 03:53 AM
    Any of the Barrel makers could supply a Tube to repair the Rifle.The Jukars where 1 in 66 twist as I remember.a suitable Breach Plug would be needed to fit the stock.
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    01-05-2018, 07:41 PM
    A small tip you might use is to wipe the bore after loading rather than wipe prior to loading.I have adopted this method to avoid sweeping damp residue down to the Breach area.The small amount of residue present at the bullet nose is of no...
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    12-28-2017, 07:42 PM
    The finished gun.
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    12-28-2017, 07:34 PM
    A Large piece of Walnut for a 12 bore Flintlock Shotgun.Used a Spokeshave to take off the excess timber and made up an octagonal scraper for the barrel inletting.Your Gun looks as if it is coming on fine.
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    12-26-2017, 02:53 AM
    I would use a 20 Bore Brass Case minus the primer.An example of alternative ignition where the Snider Rifle could be converted by removing the Long Firing Pin and replacing it with a Long thin Tube that doubles as a Nipple for Top Hat Caps.I believe...
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    12-25-2017, 06:54 PM
    A cross over stock could be the answer.The Gun is on the most normal feeling shoulder whilst the stock takes the Sightline to the dominant eye.I have observed one shooter with this configuration he restocked the Gun himself.
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    12-24-2017, 03:22 AM
    A New Plug made from suitable Steel Bar with a smaller centre hole is required.Proof testing after the repair is absolutely necessary.The Beefed up Plug would give that extra safety factor.
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Enjoy being at the Range. Produced several BP rifles from Raw materials.Own two original Whitworths
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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