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Old April 4, 2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Blackpowder bug...it's gett'n serious!

I enjoy this hobby very much...I guess it's got me a bit harder than the cartridge stuff ever did.

I guess it's serious when you order a 10x1mm tap and die to fix miscellaneous buggered flasks and spouts you bought on a deal.

How in the world do people bugger flask spouts anyway???

When you stockpile parts not only for yourself but for others that shoot blackpowder revolvers for enjoyment...it's starting to go to far.

Oh well...it's just money and you can't take it with you!
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Old April 4, 2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Andy

Yes...I pretty much want to die with black greasy fingers and an empty wallet.

I will need to give my better half some instructions as to what to do with the accumulation when I go.
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Old April 4, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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I feel your pain

I can definately relate! Its starting to get to where I will stand in my Man Cave staring into the safe wondering which will get to go to the range today LOL, it was much easier when I only had one BP firearm. And then there is the countless hours I spend on the net soaking up everything I can and sifting through various suppliers websites wondering what else I need to have.
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Old April 5, 2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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What are you doing with a flask? You should never load from a flask. Very dangerous.
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Old April 5, 2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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What are you doing with a flask? You should never load from a flask. Very dangerous.
Huh? did I miss something? I also load from a flask with the 30gr. spout. How is that dangerous?
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Old April 5, 2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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Rifleman1776: You should never load from a flask.
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deerslayer303: Huh? did I miss something? I also load from a flask with the 30gr. spout. How is that dangerous?
You must be kidding us Deerslayer 303. You don't actually do that do you?

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Andy Griffith said: Oh well...it's just money and you can't take it with you!
Nice to have a spare parts occasionally to help out. "So what if they all come pre-connected to a new revolver or rifle." At least you'll know that they all work.

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Old April 5, 2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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bp stuff gettin serious

Well andy, this is just an addiction for which we seek no release!!
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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You must be kidding us Deerslayer 303. You don't actually do that do you?
uhhh NOPE not kidding you in the least. That is what I do. My revolver sits for a little while b4 reloading while the chambers are swabbed out and the exterior wiped down. I have also seen many videos of folks loading from the flask with the appropriate spout. Now my rifles I load with a sliding measure. And when pouring powder in the chambers from the flask the valve is closed.
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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You know it's an addiction when people start noticing that you aren't doing anything related to it. Yesterday, I came in from digging some post holes and my wife walked past me in the kitchen and commented "Why aren't you wearing your holster?"
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:20 AM   #10
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Some people think even carrying a flask is dangerous.

I load from a flask, into a cold gun/cylinder that hasn't been fired.

I load from a brass measure from a flask after that.

If I'm at the range, I take my Hornady BP thrower, and dunk each cylinder in water between sessions to insure it's cold and load it under the thrower into each chamber- much, much faster. I've never had a misfire due to water droplets either.
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Old April 5, 2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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I am a glutton for punishment but here goes.

I load from a flask to a previously fired "cylinder" all of the time.

I know that it is more dangerous than loading from a scoop. But I do things that reduce the risk to a level I am willing to accept.

If you think it is too dangerous, don't do it.

If you are new to shooting and don't know how to reduce the risk (notice I did not say "eliminate" because there are risks associated with the practice which will always be present) Don't do it.

If you use tobacco products your are placing yourself in danger.

If you ever exceed the speed limit, you are placing yourself in danger.

To be clear:

IT IS MORE DANGEROUS TO LOAD FROM A FLASK WHEN THE CYLINDER HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY FIRED. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
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Old April 5, 2012, 02:43 PM   #12
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Nope, not going to get into this again!
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Old April 5, 2012, 03:18 PM   #13
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Anyway...

I bought a big box full of flasks sometime back of now at auction. They were all contemporary except one, but three of them didn't have spouts, and the threads were all buggered up. It was worth it to buy a tap and straighten them out, and put spouts on them.

I guess they'll make a nice wall display.
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Old April 5, 2012, 03:31 PM   #14
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You could sell them.
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Old April 5, 2012, 03:51 PM   #15
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Why would would I ever want to do that?!?! It'd be a lot of trouble to replace them.
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