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Old August 4, 2014, 01:35 PM   #51
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Thanks Captchee. Much appreciated. And I think I'll get that book!
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:02 PM   #52
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Getting quite an education here from this thread. Thank you all.
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Old August 6, 2014, 05:03 AM   #53
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LOL Gary .
probably an education on figuring out how to read through my misspelling and bad typing . Sorry about that folks .
Noelf2 .
There isn’t much that’s more graceful then a properly built early SXS . I believe you will truly enjoy Bills book .
Be sure to let me know how things turn out
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Old August 6, 2014, 07:40 PM   #54
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Once I get her shooting, I'll take some pics or videos of the success, or my surgery scars...
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Old August 7, 2014, 05:10 PM   #55
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That's going to be a nice little shooter when you get it straightened out and I know you will.
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Old August 7, 2014, 07:31 PM   #56
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Hawg!
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Old April 14, 2016, 09:22 AM   #57
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Sorry for reviving this old thread, but I figured if anyone was interested in the outcome of this adventure I'd fill them in. A year ago, almost to the day, I left the 410 double with a gunsmith in Virginia who has an excellent reputation for repairing old guns (he has a serious backlog). He managed to repair and finish the breech plug that was never bored through. He should have the shotgun put back together for me by Saturday. Can't wait to shoot it!
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Old April 14, 2016, 09:54 AM   #58
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No matter how it turns out, it's still a useful piece, if the remaining barrel is good.
Nothing wrong with only loading one barrel, instead of two.
Half the work.
I often do that with my BP revolver.
Loading just one chamber, out of pure laziness
But now that's it's fixed, all should be well.
Unless it shoots around corners.
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Old April 14, 2016, 09:57 AM   #59
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True, but I sure do like two barrels
I'm just hoping nothing else falls apart when he puts it back together. Definitely going to keep my loads light in this old girl.
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Old April 14, 2016, 10:03 AM   #60
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If nothing else, it will always look cool hanging over the fireplace.
I once had a Zouave replica that was a terrible shooter.
But it looked great hanging on the wall.
For some reason, flintlocks and percussions are real eye catchers, even among folks whose major interests are tennis and golf.
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Old April 16, 2016, 10:16 AM   #61
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Great post , I really enjoyed reading the whole process you had to go thru . I hope to see some pics of finished project.
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Old April 17, 2016, 07:23 AM   #62
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I plan to do sort of a proof test on both barrels with a 40 grain 3fg black powder and square load of shot. If she handles that with no issues, I'll feel OK dropping that back to 30 gr for birds and squirrels and such. If I can figure out how, and if anyone is interested, I'll video the proof test. Might not often get a chance to see an appx 130 year old gun blow up . Maybe I'm a fool, but I bought this shotgun to use it. Sure is pretty though.
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