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    12-08-2017, 11:13 PM
    "Hold my beer, and watch this!" They were just playing around, making pipe bombs with muzzleloaders they got on the cheap working at a pawn shop. I was not impressed.
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    12-05-2017, 08:42 PM
    I have seen pencil sketches (reproduced of course) of US National Guard troops escorting Moro prisoners carrying an old Starr percussion revolver.
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    11-25-2017, 06:46 PM
    I like Ren. Have 2 CVA muzzle loaders, bought both inexpensively. That may happen to one of them.
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    11-25-2017, 06:45 PM
    Thanks guys, and especially waksupi. I plan on saving my pennies for a Track of the Wolf Jaeger kit, one of which has a 31" barrel. I would have a hard time justifying cutting it, at least at first. I am not sure I am advanced enough for one...
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    11-24-2017, 02:55 PM
    The Austrian 1842 calvary carbine in .71 cal has also interested me, but using a vintage gun with moderate or full loads just doesn't sound like a good idea. http://www.mcpheetersantiquemilitaria.com/02_firearms/02_item_045.htm
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    11-24-2017, 12:29 PM
    Does anyone here have any experience with shortened flintlock rifles? I believe there is no legal restriction from creating these out of longer rifles, but I wonder what you will loose in both power and accuracy from doing this. Also, I wonder...
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    11-24-2017, 12:13 PM
    Have you tried replacing the front post with a square blade, like the Swedish Mauser has? You can buy one from Brownells, or a surplus one from perhaps Liberty Tree or Sarco. I find the square blade helps me index the front sight in those tine...
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    11-19-2017, 10:49 AM
    You can make a home-made "foul-out" type device with a flash light and a 4 foot section of 1/4 to 1/8" rod stock. This video gives the basic idea, using house hold ammonia, vinegar, and water as the solution. Two or three 1.5 volt flash light...
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    11-18-2017, 12:43 PM
    Ludwig Lowe was a major arms manufacture owned by Jewish interests. They often put the Star of David on export rifles.
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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