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    04-18-2018, 05:01 PM
    Musket capmaker here are my drawings of a musket capmaker. I increased the loading to 1/2 gr of 4Fg powder and punched the rollcaps with a 1/4" paper punch with the sensitive dot off center so it gets impacted by the hammer.
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    04-13-2018, 11:15 AM
    Problem was that bending wasn't sufficient. The throw had to be increased about 1/8". It turned out to be fairly easy to make a new hammer with the correct throw. The hardest part was 'drilling' the square hole for the hammer pivot. I can now fire...
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    04-08-2018, 01:51 PM
    I purchased an IMA brunswick musket untouched and also a parts gun. Components are different sizes on the two! I guess Nepal guns are all custom built. After cleanup I calculated the stress in the barrel steel is about 11000 psi with a 120 gr 2Fg...
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    03-25-2018, 08:49 AM
    The Sb dissolves in the liquid lead. Just like salt disolves in water.
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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