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    11-04-2018, 02:15 AM
    Tasbay replied to a thread Plugged barrel in Muzzleloading.
    I have had this happen before and on other occasions had a patch and ball stuck because of dry balling. Every time it has cleared with some powder dribbled into the barrel through the nipple hole and then set off with a cap. Make sure you lay the...
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    10-31-2018, 04:31 PM
    The rifling still looks to be well defined. I`d run some Scotch bright or fine emery paper down it . Give it a good clean then shoot it. I`d be surprised if that barrel didn`t shoot. Hell its a 45 year old gun its going to have some faults.
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    10-26-2018, 02:40 PM
    Cripes the prices you guys are quoting almost make me cry. Very few T/C sidelocks made it to New Zealand and now they sell for around $500USD in interesting condition. I picked up a Hawken 50cal flinter about 28yrs ago for $300nz and its still my...
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    10-16-2018, 07:52 PM
    Thanks for that
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    10-16-2018, 05:14 PM
    Have the chance to pick up a CVA Hawken percussion lock. I have a CVA Mountain rifle in percussion and was wondering are the locks interchangeable? I figure the plate will need some reshaping at least at the back.
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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