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Old October 13, 2009, 08:27 PM   #3
B.L.E.
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Breech plugs in traditional muzzleloaders were not intended to be routinely removed. A new one has to be hand fitted to line up with the flats of the barrel and then the final filing is done on the breech plug to match the barrel.
They are threaded into the barrel and removing them usually requires a strong vise and a big wrench and sometimes heat from a torch.

There is no need to remove it for routine cleaning.
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