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Old March 12, 2013, 01:46 PM   #26
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Here is what I use for the "As Issue" matches. Euroarms 44

Aged to perfection
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:39 PM   #27
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That sure looks the part!
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:56 PM   #28
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Won 1st place at the Nationals last year in the 25 yd match. Don't know how
I do it. I'm 70. First 5 shots you could cover with the bottom of a pop can .
All in the 10 ring. This pistol does have the faster twist barrel. Euroarms made
A 1-28 twist and a 1-18 twist. I shoot 20 grs Swiss no. 2 powder a .454 ball
With creame of wheat for the filler. CCI no. 11 standard caps. Special secret
Lube over the balls I buy from a secret place in Indiana. It does have beeswax
In it made by bees bred just for this purpose. I'm serious!!
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:27 PM   #29
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Yes but that specially bred beeswax is worthless if the bees have been in alfalfa...
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:46 PM   #30
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I use Cream of Wheat filler with my own homebrewed lube pill made by melting yellow Crisco and beeswax together, letting it cool, and then cutting out little wads with an empty .45 case. Works great!
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:10 PM   #31
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I am funny....

When I was shooting SASS near Fresno I blasted over 1500 rounds out of my Pietta 1858 and never used a wad or butter/lube/Crisco and never had any issues. I would fire a complete round before cleaning with Pyrodex P.

Guess I didn't know better????
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Old March 19, 2013, 01:14 AM   #32
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Sounds like lub wad or pill or over the ball would work better than a dry firing pistol. I don't know once I fire a couple cyclinders without lub the gun dries out and don't want to work right.
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Old March 19, 2013, 09:04 AM   #33
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Shotput,

All I ever used was Wurth CU-1100 Anti-Seize Paste on the arbor....nothing else but a little gun oil between events...
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Old March 26, 2013, 01:12 AM   #34
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I grew up in the gun works. Joe has lots of original stuff he keeps stashed in the vault including some really neat molds. I've been trying to get an original .32 conical mold off him for 20 years.

You guys make me want something bigger. I have plenty cap and ball singles but my only revolver is a CVA Wells Fargo .32 I got when I was 7. Shoots like a champ! Super accurate and lots of fun.

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Old March 26, 2013, 09:48 AM   #35
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I think the primary function of the lube is to keep the black powder fouling soft allowing you to shoot longer and more easily between cleanings.

If you are cleaning after each course of fire it's probably not necessary.

It might help cut down on leading.

It probably helps protect against chain fires, though I suspect the tight-fitting ball does most of the work there.

Period pistol cartridges had lubed bullets but it was a greasy wax in the bullets grease grooves. They did not cover the bullets over with lube nor use a wad.

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