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    Today, 08:52 AM
    i think some one used the news paper as a plug for the spout and over the years it got pushed in to the horn. have seen this material used for that purpose in the past. when rolled up very tight it will work for a time.
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    Today, 08:46 AM
    not a problem.
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    most 43 SPANISH heads are .439 I be-leave. so .437 is not very far off if you paper patch.
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    I purchased a model 49 COLT 31 cal. revolver in a very old flower patterned tooled leather holster. on the rear it is MKD. FINKS LEATHER SHOP. 225. HP. I be-leave it is hard to make out all of the stamping. any one ever heard of this leather holster...
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    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    BUCK SHOT has finally been outlawed in my state, RI. be cause of all of the gut shot deer that got away and died a horrible death according to the state biologists. a slug either hits and kills or misses. a hunters prayer- o lord please let me kill...
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    Yesterday, 10:56 AM
    we have taps in the sugar maples already in RHODE ISLAND, and also a very good flow.
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    02-16-2018, 10:26 AM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    marlinman93, thank you for that information on my gun and loading tool's, BTW. if i sold the extra loading tool what should i ask for it ?. and did they come with the gun or did it have to be purchased separate. i am placing the info you posted to...
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    02-15-2018, 10:44 AM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    marlinman93, i checked the gun. on the left side in 3 lines it is stamped-MARLIN FIREARMS Co. NEW HAVEN Ct. PATENTED. FEBRUARY. 9. 1875. BALLARD'S PATENT. NOV.5.1861. SERIAL #304XX. the two loading tools that I have are marked, IDEAL MF'G Co. NEW...
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    02-15-2018, 09:11 AM
    what size wads / cards does a 13 bore take?
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    02-15-2018, 09:07 AM
    good thread but all of the pict,s are all blocked.
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    02-14-2018, 04:21 PM
    toot replied to a thread Ballard #2 in Single Shot Guns
    i have a BALLARD in 38/55 BALLARD with a BALLARD reloading tool. my gun has the reversible firing pin for rim fire. my question is what would the rim fire cartridge be for this gun in this caliber?
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    02-14-2018, 04:12 PM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    WOW!! $3400.00, is a far cry from all of the people who puck on them when you read about them in articles, saying they are junk.
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    02-14-2018, 03:57 PM
    JoseBob, please e-mail me the measurements and info. on the BACKWOODSMAN MAGAZINE wooden self built shot gun re-loader, thanking you.
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    02-14-2018, 09:57 AM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    in a battle i would want all of the HOLY H2O. that i could get, and that little hole doesn't hold very much! when the water was put in it how did they keep it in the hole, a cork or wooden plug? thanks for the history of the hole. always wondered...
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    02-14-2018, 09:47 AM
    sausage gravy- reminds me of 1960 in the US. ARMY, breakfast- S.O.S.!! UM-UM UM-GOOD!!.
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    02-13-2018, 05:50 PM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    justashooter, thanks for the info. you posted.
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    02-13-2018, 05:42 PM
    BOB HAYLEY is a great guy as webfoot10 stated. when you call you will get an answering machine leave a message and he will get back to you.
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    02-13-2018, 02:17 PM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    john.k, yes it does. is it for grease / lube?
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    02-13-2018, 11:05 AM
    toot replied to a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    scattershot, thanks for the info.
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    02-13-2018, 10:23 AM
    toot started a thread ZULU shot gun in Single Shot Guns
    i have a SNIDER conversion to 12 gauge with ZULU stamped on the barrel top. why were they stamped with this word, and why converted to 12 gauge and not .577, or .577/450.? ZULU seams to be AFRICAN and the gun seams to have been a FRENCH MUSKET....
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    02-13-2018, 10:03 AM
    toot replied to a thread Gord water canteen in Muzzleloading.
    keep us posted. i had one i used for years, took to all of the F&I events and kept it in my attic till one day i found out that MICE rely like them, end of my LARGEINAREA GOURD WATER BOTTLE! so do not store them were the little critters may be,...
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    02-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    DaveM, that is a great chart that i will copy and place in my reloading papers. but there is not any loads for 1FG. powder. why is that? it was certainly used in the day for the 12, 10 and 8 bores all of witch i have several of them. yes i have used...
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    02-13-2018, 09:42 AM
    i would just stay with black. that is what i use in mine. why go with a substitute? the smoke is part of the ambiance of shooting these old timers. jmho.
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    02-11-2018, 04:39 PM
    cajun shooter, thank you for explaining what your practice of gun care is when finished. i will certainly try it for sure.
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    02-10-2018, 06:44 PM
    That cylinder gap is on the tight side for shooting lead bullets, no problem if using that other kind of bullet that I can't recall the name of. If you shoot something like cowboy matches and use real loads, you will have cylinder bind after a few...
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    02-10-2018, 06:32 PM
    I've owned and shot the 41 mag, 44 mag and 45 Colt. They will all get the job done. I shot all three with a load of 8 gr. of Unique for my play load and all three shot it very accurate. I loved my Ruger 41 that I purchased when the caliber made it's...
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    02-10-2018, 05:21 PM
    I'm afraid you will lose your dollars 17nut. I've been shooting BP since the 70's and it burns much hotter than smokeless. After just a few rounds of full case loads in my 44wcf rifle, the bbl will burn your skin. Read back in history about the...
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    02-10-2018, 04:59 PM
    I used plastic wads in my SASS 12 ga. loads for years without nair a problem. When I arrived at home from a match, I would take my SXS apart and spray the bbls down with my moose milk. You may run a brass brush or spiral brush down the bore slowly...
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    02-09-2018, 09:41 AM
    if they through out all old stuff, some of us would not be here!!!
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    02-09-2018, 09:35 AM
    now i know where all of the old primer tins have gone!
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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