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Thread: Cap Muff pistol powder load

  1. #1
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Cap Muff pistol powder load

    Just bought an antique 36cal BP cap muff pistol.

    Anyone ever tried one of these before ? If so what is the BP load ? I am familiar to reloading but never tried a BP handgun before and don't wanna push it too far.
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  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Is that a screw barrel pistol?

  3. #3
    Boolit Master

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    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Unscrew the barrel from the frame. There should be a powder chamber in the frame. Fill the chamber with FFFg black powder (it will probably take 10-15 grains) and place an oversize ball on top. Screw the barrel back onto the frame, compressing the ball into the bore and sealing it. Cap and shoot.

  4. #4
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    muff pistol

    Yes it is a screw barrel. I get it now.

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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