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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Winchester Ranger in Leverguns
    . For all the Ranger models across their product lines, Winchester economized by using wood less expensive than walnut, less polishing prior to bluing, and went with sight installations the required less machine work (sight ramp/shaping, D&T'ing,...
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    pietro replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    If the factory marking is deep enough, don't worry about it - since any file work is likely to be insignificant (just enough to remove any machining marks). If it's shallow, work up to & around the edges of the markings. Another option, since...
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    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    pietro replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    I hope that helps make your friend's gift a treasure to remember - and, impress him with your skills built. :D .
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    12-04-2018, 11:10 PM
    . You've done well. Pilgrim...…. ;) .
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    12-03-2018, 07:20 PM
    . I once snagged one in .45cal, for my oldest Grandson's 1st deer gun, replacing the #11 nipple with an adaptor that fit the issue nipple hole in the breechplug, to allow the use of 209 primers. It shot Remington sabot ammo (.357" slugs)...
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    12-02-2018, 11:25 AM
    IDK the bore size of your rifle, but I used inline's/sabot's for about 10 years before I went back to sidelock's, and never experienced those issues. IME, sabot loading difficulty can often come from loading a boolitt that's too large (diameter)...
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    12-01-2018, 08:41 PM
    I know about making alloy boolitts. Please consider that you're speaking from the viewpoint of a seasoned muzzleloader shooter. I was addressing potential barrel leading with the OP, who said he isn't as experienced - adhering to the...
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    12-01-2018, 08:34 PM
    What I mean is that when re-installing the bolt into the gun, place an empty shell on the bolt face, with it's rim under/held by the extractor like below. After the bolt, along with the empty brass, is deep enough into the action, line up the...
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    11-30-2018, 11:22 PM
    Place an empty brass, the same as the chambering, on the face of the bolt, under the extractor. That should hold everything in place while trying to align the finger lever pin with it's hole in the bolt. Ensure that the pin is installed evenly...
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    11-29-2018, 11:33 PM
    Just do it...……… :D
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    11-28-2018, 04:36 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Hunting question in Muzzleloading.
    . After using inlines for a few years, I returned to the Dark Side & side hammer capguns - As stated above, I leave it loaded & seal the un-capped nipple with a small piece of leather tied to the gun with a thong. .
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    11-28-2018, 04:22 PM
    pietro replied to a thread bought a new rifle in Factory Rifles
    Townsend Whelen: "The .30-06 is never a mistake". .
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    11-26-2018, 09:09 PM
    . A 1:28" twist rate is standard for frontstuffers designed to shoot saboted boolitts. PRB's (patched round balls) work best with a twist rate from 1:50" to 1:70". Many frontstuffers are made with a 1:48" twist, which is a compromise...
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    11-26-2018, 12:08 PM
    . If you're shooting LeverEvolution boolitts, a follower with a hole in it's center is needed. Per Hornady: NOTE: The innovative LEVERevolution® FTX® and MonoFlex® bullet designs may require a newer magazine follower to provide best...
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    11-26-2018, 12:02 PM
    . I would just give the forward/bent section of the base a few (padded) love taps to make it conform to the rifle mounting area. .
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    11-25-2018, 11:27 PM
    Back in the late 1990s, with the rising popularity of cowboy action shooting and its emphasis on historical accuracy, a whole new group of shooters started picking up Marlin leverguns. Because of their desire to load cast bullets in them, and...
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    11-25-2018, 01:35 PM
    Welcome to the forum ! I hope the above helps you out.
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    11-22-2018, 10:38 AM
    The owner's manual will show how to take the bolt out for cleaning. If/when it fails to feed from the magazine, when Marlin 336's get used a lot, the spring tension can go out of the loading gate (the gate is also a leaf spring) allowing the gate...
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    11-16-2018, 01:44 PM
    . I've long used an inline cap holder, with a leather thong, for capping my rifles. .
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    11-16-2018, 01:32 PM
    You shouldn't have to put powder under the nipple, unless the main charge doesn't ignite for whatever reason, and you need to get it emptied w/o resorting to a ball puller/worm. It looks like your rifle's nipple seats into snail built into the...
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    11-15-2018, 04:34 PM
    Just a friendly FYI : In over 55 years, you're the 1st person I've ever heard mention something called a "cap & ball (C&B) rifle" - a term (C&B) usually reserved for percussion repeating revolvers. .
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    11-15-2018, 04:17 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Scopes and Mounts in Factory Rifles
    I had 3 of those Simmons scopes, mounted on different long guns, and all had plain crosshairs. .
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    11-15-2018, 02:20 PM
    . I'm all set, right up to my Dirt Nap - When I stumbled across a gun shop a couple of years ago that was selling percussion #11 caps for $3.50/tin of 100, I bought 20 tins. .
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    11-14-2018, 11:57 PM
    . I used the EASY button for shooting my .32cal #4 RB - I converted the firing pin/breechblock to centerfire in about a half-hour. I: 1) Marked the center of the bore on the breechblock face via a Sharpie dropped downbore. 2) Removed the...
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    11-14-2018, 11:45 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Colt 1861 in Muzzleloading.
    . AFAIK, they were made in Italy under contract with Colt, but IDK exactly which maker. There might be European proofmarks hidden under the stock that should have a makers mark if it was imported into the US. .
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    11-14-2018, 09:37 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Scopes and Mounts in Factory Rifles
    Frank, one of the rifles I used a Simmons 2.5x20 Deerfield "shotgun" or "muzzleloader" scope successfully on was a .45-70 Ruger #1 - it was like using a peepsight with magnification. Believe me when I tell you - it'll solve all your issues. ...
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    11-13-2018, 06:57 PM
    . I believe this is what you want/need:...
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    11-12-2018, 09:45 PM
    . That's easily the nicest custom Savage I've ever seen - every inch as good as a Griffin & Howe or other top custom gunmaker. .
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    11-12-2018, 09:10 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Scopes and Mounts in Factory Rifles
    . I've long (45+ years) used inexpensive ($25) scopes on most of my RF rifles (a few have Leupold M8-4X Compacts) w/o any issues. I've also used relatively inexpensive ($45) Simmons 2X20 scopes on several .45-70 rifles (since 1985), because of...
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    11-11-2018, 11:40 PM
    Actually, converting a RF rolling block breechblock to CF is E-Z-Peazy, and can be done @ home in about 30mins. (I've done several) You will need an electric drill and buy a new 1/16" drill bit, which will be sacrificial. * A .32 will...
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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
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