Thread: Blissett help?
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Old May 4, 2009, 09:04 PM   #4
govmule84
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Jim...
Thanks for the help.
It's unloaded. I checked. After the guy brought it in, snapped the hammer (is that it's name on a percussion rifle?) down as it was pointed at my head. Haha. Very funny. I told him I'd brain him with his own gun if he pulled that stunt again.

I'm glad, actually, to hear about the mandrel-bent barrel - I have no want to go pulling the trigger on a rifle that old with such a big hole in it (I can imagine the recoil is fairly forceful...probably more than enough to traumatize that old iron.)

The ramrod, oddly, is made of wood, not brass...and a very light wood, like bamboo, or balsa - it is almost as though there were weight concerns in mind. It also has two spots to attach a sling.

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