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    Stock Cracks

    Good Afternoon,

    Looking for a good stockmaker who specializes in antique military stocks. I have an 1871 Ward Burton and an 1879 Winchestr-Hotchkiss both with cracks almost in the same location...
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    WTB: 1879 Remington Lee Bolt Parts

    Good Evening,

    Notified yesterday that USPS delivered a damaged box without my bolt parts to my machinist. I am in need of:

    1. Firing Pin
    2. Spring
    3. Plunger
    4. Cocking piece
    ...
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    Murata Type 13 Bolt Disassembling

    Good Evening,

    Would appreciate the sequence and pictures. Thanks, Randy.
  4. Good Evening, I have an orginial '66/'68 that...

    Good Evening,

    I have an orginial '66/'68 that definately has a different stock than yours. As you pointed out, your stock is beefier around the lock and on the reverse. I have seen a few '95...
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    Thanks Patrick. Randy

    Thanks Patrick.

    Randy
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    Dreyse Bullet Mold

    Good Evening,

    A few years ago, I received information on a Austrian mold make who offers a Dreyse bullet mold that had a traditional bullet with a hole in the base for a cap. Patrick, I believe...
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    WTB: 56-56 Spencer Long Rifle

    Good Evening,

    Want to buy a full military 56-56 Spencer long rifle. Needs to be complete, no major cracks, no missing parts, and bore must not be pitted. I only buy what I can safely shoot. ...
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    WTB: WTB 8x60r Kropatschek Dies

    Good Evening,

    Need a set of dies for the 8mm Kropatscheck. CH4D has a 10-month backlogged on orders. Thanks, Randy.
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    WTB: Brown Bess Ramord

    Good Evening. Just acquired a 1769 Brown Bess and I need an original ramrod for my musket. Thanks, Randy
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    Brown Bess Search

    Good Afternoon. As an owner of a 1768 Charleville that I shoot, there is nothing like firing a weapon, at very reduced powder charge, that has been in the Revolutionary War. Yes, you will have to...
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    In the Black at 75 yards

    Good Afternoon. Got one shot at 75 and did better than at 25 and 50 today. Last shot of the day was at 75 before time to clean and go home. Temps way too high in Miami at 1200 to stay for more...
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    Smoothbore Musket Sights Discussion

    Good Morning. Over the years, have read descriptions of the smoothbore-era referencing the fire commands being ready, level, fire. The authors said that aiming was way too poor with military...
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    Boy does this sound familiar. I do remember...

    Boy does this sound familiar. I do remember practicing D&C in my college dorm room for ROTC. The school would not let me play/practice with our M-16s away from the Battalion building. Randy
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    At 5 rounds/year, I would definitely be waaay...

    At 5 rounds/year, I would definitely be waaay more practiced than my 18th century peers. I probably have put 60 rounds through it since purchase and have cast several hundred balls ready to make...
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    Military Load with 1F or 2F

    Good Morning. In my quest to get as close to the Revolutionary War as I can with my Charleville, what powder charge would be equivalent to the period? I am using FFg right now and am curious about...
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    As a kid who grew up on Long Island, my hometown...

    As a kid who grew up on Long Island, my hometown was part of the spying operations depicted in "Turn". So, my uniform interest is with the NY Militia if I ever get to the point of a period...
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    I am jealous. At our County range, the rules...

    I am jealous. At our County range, the rules state that I must load the musket at a table behind the shooting bench and charge then weapon at the shooting bench which is on the firing line. So, to...
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    Roger that! I only buy what I can shoot. If I...

    Roger that! I only buy what I can shoot. If I go for this rifle, I will check that spot. Thanks, Randy.
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    Agreed. I wonder how many pints the gentlemen...

    Agreed. I wonder how many pints the gentlemen had before his shift. Thanks, Randy.
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    Martini Henry l/ll Markings

    Good Morning. Looking to purchase a Mark l/ll M-H but am not sure about the markings. I own a Mark i/ll and on my rifle, along with many for sale online, most have their other "l" added next to the...
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    Thanks. You are spot on as I was the most...

    Thanks. You are spot on as I was the most comfortable I have ever been shooting the flintlock. My loading, aiming, and firing just seemed to flow. Yes, I was in the zone.

    After yesterday's...
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    Range Repot

    Good Afternoon. Just back from my best day at the range. This was at 50 yards with no misfires, easy loading, and much smoke. I did not have to clean between rounds and there was no need to plug...
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    Good Morning All. I have been using Lyman .662...

    Good Morning All. I have been using Lyman .662 with 80 grains of FF in a paper cartridge that goes with the charge. Who makes .64 molds? Thanks, Randy
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    GEW8805 mentioned that he does not have to clean...

    GEW8805 mentioned that he does not have to clean his musket while at the range. This was prefaced with an understanding that we are using bullets that are smaller than bore diameter. To achieve...
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    My mom, the lady who only let us stay at Holiday...

    My mom, the lady who only let us stay at Holiday Inns because they put those paper seals on the toilets, was not happy with the facilities at Ticonderoga too. Randy
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