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    02-15-2020, 10:13 AM
    I don't know about the Chassepot but do have experience with a Dreyse needle rifle. For the Dreyse I've found that if the needle is too pointed/sharp it will occasionally pierce the musket caps that I generally use as a primer and not set them off....
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    02-10-2020, 10:14 AM
    elk hunter replied to a thread New Denny Ducet video in Our Town
    Thanks for posting that! Watching it brought back memories of our group that we started in the 60's. Winter shoots were always a challenge but great fun. We even had a couple of live turkey shoots, they would be frowned upon today. Sitting here...
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    01-30-2020, 10:19 AM
    I've gotten real modern the past ten years or so I've added a small drop of dish soap to the very hot water I use to clean black powder fouling from my rifles and shotguns. The metal dries fast and then a light oiling and check it a day or so later....
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    01-30-2020, 09:56 AM
    I haven't shot mine yet. It too is made up of many different numbered parts. I need to make a proper firing pin and firing pin re-tractor and the lever and spring to hold the breech block closed. The barrel, like your's, is like new inside. With any...
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    01-29-2020, 10:21 AM
    I've hunted and taken most of our local game birds, no turkey yet, and a big Blacktail buck with ML shotguns over the past 60 + years. This lovely Frasur 15 bore is a real delight to hunt with and is sure death if I do my part. I shoot mostly 2 1/2...
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    01-27-2020, 10:30 AM
    I've TIG welded some holes in receivers but I've also cleaned the holes and used loctite to hold plug screws then re-drilled and tapped. This works best if the holes can be moved to leave most of the plug screw intact. I've saved some stripped holes...
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Elk hunting, building rifles, reloading, swaging & casting, making dies & moulds
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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