Thread: Excessive wear?
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Old December 16, 2012, 11:44 AM   #11
chaz12
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Does the wedge appear to be deforming in shape at all? Maybe one side starting to bend or any other abnormality?

I had that happen on a Pietta 1860 and I don't know what caused it. I suspect it was probably user error of some kind. Anyway, I ordered a new wedge from VTI and the problem never happened again.

I shoot 20 grains pyrodex in my 1851 routinely ( about 400 rounds so far) and have never had a problem with the wedge.

Chax
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