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    01-21-2021, 12:56 PM
    Those are just my personal opinions, no more or less. Do what you think is best and then that will be the best for you, no problem. Yes, do I use plain tepid tap water for bbl and lock cleaning. It takes me less than 15 minutes to fully clean...
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    01-21-2021, 11:56 AM
    There is no problem with cleaning patent breeches other than having the right tool and taking more time than cleaning a classic flat breech gun. There can/might be a problem during shooting, particularly at a match, with fouling control and...
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    01-21-2021, 11:08 AM
    Personally, the patent breech (in all its iterations) is no better at ignition than a classic flat breech, and it's a pain in the butt to administer for fouling control. I recommend replacing any touch hole liner with a Chambers White Lightning.
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    01-21-2021, 10:10 AM
    Most offshore flinters can be made much better with an L&R RPL lock replacement (typically $175).
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    01-21-2021, 08:55 AM
    The patent breech was said to achieve faster ignition. Not.
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    01-21-2021, 07:42 AM
    Be advised that there is more to a Good flint lock than a Good percussion lock. Cheap flint locks can have issues due to their build geometry and components. The glut of offshore trad muzzleloaders these dayze are in the .50 and .54 bore sizes,...
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