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    Midway said today (3/31) is the last day of the sale. Better get yer name on one if you want it.
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    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    I want one but I don't need one. I was wondering when the sale ended. Well I put another coat of stain on and it looks just about where I want it. The LMF stain sure goes along way! Didn't have any wiskering after first coat. Looking forward to working in some oil and watching the color and figure come out, prolly my favorite part of finishing wood. Now I just have that pesky trigger guard to mess with.

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    Www.muzzle-loaders.com has the gpr flintlock kit for $475 + $2 shipping.

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    I'm glad I saved $110 through Midway. Got 5 coats of oil rubbed into stock yesterday. Put a sixth on this morning, slowly but surly it's sealing up the grain. Didn't use a wood sealer after stain, figured I'd just take my time a do it with the totw oil. Maybe I'll finish trigger guard today.

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    Ok, I stopped at 6 coats of oil. I actually had to take off the 6th coat as it was to heavy a coat and didn't dry, just gummy. Used some turpentine, then hand rubbed in the last coat and it looks real nice! Assembled the gun, had to jb weld the fore end cap on as it was loose after pinning on. Realized that the back mortise for trigger guard was excessively deep, or I didn't take the wood down enough. The front mortise for trigger guard was 1/2" short, which would have allowed the rear flat of trigger guard to sit into it's mortise, either way I didn't catch this earlier on, it might not even be an issue....basically I made a filler piece for rear mortise and glued it in. Last step is filing and finishing trigger guard and she's all done. I'll post some pics when I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54bore View Post
    LOL! I would to bubba IN A HEARTBEAT!! But i figure i can prevent it from even being a thought by doing this

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    So where do you get the all leather ones?

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    Well I got the trigger guard polished up last couple days, plum browned it tonight 3 coats. Got it sitting with some oil on it overnight. Tomorrow I'll slap her on and she'll be all done Clark! I'll post some pics. Now I need a RB mold. Had a blast building it. The gun really turned a corner for me when I stained and sealed the stock. Thinking about a pistol kit next.

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    good deal duckey! now go on and post us some pix, please!

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    Here yah go.
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    Recap...laurel Mountain Forge American Walnut Stain x2 coats. Track of the Wolf original oil finish x6 coats. Birchwood Casey Plumb Brown 3-4 coats ( diferant parts took color differently).
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    sweet job, indeed!

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    sweet reward for all yer hard work.

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    Very nice work!!!
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Thanks. I am sad the project is over, but there is a cure for that! I may do a couple more coats of oil on the stock and polish the brass on the ramrod a little more. I have the bug. Right before I started this project I bought a subscription to Muzzleloader Magazine to get me in the mood. What a great publication and man those guns in there are truly works of art. Just gotta get to the range now and test her out.

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    muzzleloader is an excellent mag, i just got 4 years worth of back order copies, every one is a gem.

    a final break in the weather shaping up for me next week = range time at last. got a gaggle of guns to baptize.

    duckey, don't forget to swab out the GPR ante-chamber.

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    You did a Very nice job!!

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    It'll be mayish before I get to range. I did clean out the anti chamber after you mentioned it. It wasn't to bad but did hav some proofing gunk in. there. Put another coat of oil (7th) on the stock today. Trying to seal up the grain a bit more.
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    rfd....what size round ball u like shooting in these guns? Lee has a .530 and .535. I'm thinking about the .530.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckey View Post
    rfd....what size round ball u like shooting in these guns? Lee has a .530 and .535. I'm thinking about the .530.
    .530 callahan bag mold ball, .015" patch strip that's been rubbed with gate feo #1 grease lube and then heat gunned into the cloth weave. i also lightly coned the muzzle, for easier ball seating. i make new ramrods, too - but also grind down the bell on the stock rod ferrule parallel and use it for ball seating, with a jag at the muzzle end. this allows ball loading with a rod up 'n' down motion, no awkward flipping around of the rod.

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    Well I had my first casting session in over a year! yesterday I cast about 100 or so 224 gn .530 RB's in hopes of shooting my new GPR kit that I finished this winter. I have also made lubed some .010 and .015 patch material I bought through TOTW with my Beeswax/lard/olive oil mix. I took apart my GPR yesterday and gave all the mortises a few coats of tracks original oil finish to seal everything up. Also rubbed in two more coats of oil on the stock. I am still seeing open grain if i look close enough. I have about 8 coats of oil on 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