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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread TC Seneca price? in Muzzleloading.
    The .45 Seneca in my post above was sold to someone who clicked on the "buy it now" button for $395.
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    02-14-2019, 12:21 AM
    That's probably the reason why when folks find a good batch of cloth, they buy a bunch of it because the next batch may not be the same. :D
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    02-13-2019, 11:28 PM
    I see that those are Taurus grips. Very, very nice. They're ordered direct through Taurus customer service?
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    02-13-2019, 04:42 PM
    Glad to be of help and please let us know how well yours breaks in if & when you get one. One warning that I'll give is to never use the inexpensive Winchester Dynapoint .22 WMR ammo. with it. I found that it had extremely lower velocity out of...
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    02-13-2019, 04:12 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread TC Seneca price? in Muzzleloading.
    There's a very nice and clean .45 Seneca on Gunbroker for $300, only 1 bid so far. --->>> https://www.gunbroker.com/item/799488166
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    02-12-2019, 04:20 PM
    No, I have not. But unlike the negative reviews of it on the Bud's Guns website, you'll find some more forgiving and favorable comments interspersed in the threads below from RFC. Some are from the same posters at different points of their...
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    02-12-2019, 12:20 PM
    Aside from patch thickness, there's also patch density which I believe is measured using a thread count. I'm not sure but that may be why a TC .018 blue pillow ticking factory patch appears to be tougher and less prone to tearing than the Walmart...
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    02-11-2019, 02:11 PM
    The gun may be an older production, a kit gun, a safe queen or an estate gun that was never used. I really can't think of much reason to not take a gamble on it as long as you ask a few questions so as to not be surprised to learn the relevant...
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    02-10-2019, 03:52 PM
    PM sent.
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    02-10-2019, 02:14 PM
    Swandog bought one but hasn't fired it yet. --->>> https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/the-big-dixie-1858-remington-nm.112659/#post-1533915
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    02-10-2019, 01:03 PM
    The horn helps to provide a little bit of a different perspective about history. I recently watched a PBS show that was produced by a love of liberty organization that promoted the stories of many black military heroes and patriotic soldiers...
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    02-09-2019, 09:31 PM
    The only TC thimble screws that I can find on eBay are either slotted or hex head for an Allen wrench. Perhaps it got boogered up? Try to find something to turn it with, if it's like the others then it should have threads.
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    02-09-2019, 05:29 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Another relic in Muzzleloading.
    I looked up Great Western Gun Works because I had never heard of it before and found this extensive price list from about 1872. There's aren't any photos but folks would order items by their description. Price list of Great Western Gun Works ...
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    02-09-2019, 02:43 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Another relic in Muzzleloading.
    I don't believe that I would want to try to install non-original parts just to say that it's functional again, or looks functional. Doing that may alter the original character of the gun and devalue it by no longer being quite as genuine. Some...
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    02-08-2019, 01:35 PM
    The rings with the strongest grip for grooved receivers that I have ever used are steel Millet Angle Loc .22 rings. They have been discontinued, but there must still be many sets available in places. The angle-loc feature allows them to adjust...
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    02-08-2019, 12:41 AM
    Perhaps it makes it a little more difficult to cap while on half-cock due to there not being as much room for a capper?
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    02-07-2019, 01:39 PM
    If a gun smith is going to do the drill & tap, then he can find the right mounts for the job. You can always ask him to get your pre-approval for the mount or bases before buying them for installation. Even if he doesn't end up doing the drill...
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    02-07-2019, 03:35 AM
    edit - My search results were for the wrong model.
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    02-07-2019, 02:34 AM
    I think it that it could be worth more than $700. A very nice used one was listed on a gun dealer site for $692.99 which appears to have sold:--->>> https://www.sdsguns.com/products/rifles-parker-hale-312-3ffd86db-1efd-4601-8bd4-609bd77ed51f ...
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    02-06-2019, 12:57 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread Marlin 39 question in Rimfire Area
    According to this thread, the 1st year 1953 Mountie with a K prefix had a 24" barrel and a straight stock.--->>> https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/marlin-collectors/46633-1953-straight-stock-39a.html
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    02-05-2019, 04:59 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread TC Seneca price? in Muzzleloading.
    Wow! That wood stock has some gorgeous figure. It would be awfully difficult to find a factory TC stock anywhere that could match that Seneca's that is still in mint, unfired condition. IMO that's the main reason why the bids are so high on that...
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    02-05-2019, 12:17 PM
    I also have a Stoeger Luger .22lr but never took it apart. It has an aluminum frame but others were made with steel frames. My safety lever is quite loose and can drop at anytime while firing it if not propped up. I made a video about testing...
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    02-05-2019, 11:20 AM
    Generally a father will load and cock an air gun for his own child, especially if the child just received their first BB gun for X-mas and wants to shoot it in the basement. Come on Dad, be a sport and help teach a kid how to shoot! :-D
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    02-05-2019, 10:57 AM
    Someone in the threads posted above mentioned the TC vented breech plug. That was the patented breech plug made for the TC Scout rifle and pistol that vented excess gases forward out of holes in the receiver. There were tiny channels in the breech...
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    02-05-2019, 10:21 AM
    Thanks for the search tip. I found 2 threads about it including a photo of a vented barrel and some posts about vented drums. Apparently the Dixie Gun Works catalog once recommended venting the drum in the same way as the OP's. There's some mixed...
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    02-05-2019, 01:04 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread Break open .22 in Rimfire Area
    There's a brand new Rossi youth matched pair .22/.410 for sale on Gunbroker. There's also the Chiappa Little Badger & Little Badger Deluxe with wood stock.
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    02-04-2019, 11:43 PM
    IIRC, Traditions had bought out the remaining stock of Austin & Halleck Mountain Rifles after A&H went out of business and for a time were selling them at a discount until they were all sold out. Then not too many years later, Traditions began...
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    02-04-2019, 11:24 PM
    Some theories that I came up with: 1. The designer of the drum may have wanted to help the air escape during ramming the ball which in turn would help powder to flow into the drum and flash channel. If someone leaves the hammer down and a spent...
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    02-04-2019, 04:51 PM
    I'm impressed by those amber flints and the fast lock time shown in the video at the end of the linked post. I enjoyed it so much that I watched it over & over. Track of the Wolf sells amber flints:--->>> ...
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    02-04-2019, 01:06 AM
    There is a difference between a drum and a bolster or snail. A snail or bolster like the TC's and Investarms guns have in their design has a smaller clean out screw. A drum such as on CVA and Traditions guns has a larger clean out screw.
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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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