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Old September 26, 2008, 10:24 AM   #26
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Smokin' G turned me on to his "grease cookie" recipe and I've been using them either under the ball or smooshed on top. (I worry that the grease and oil migrates into the powder when the cylinder is warm.)

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loading instructions for my Traditions C&B pistol, an 1851 Navy. It went thru the whole process and at the end said to place a wad over the ball.
I think the instruction to put the wad over the ball is a textual error that was never caught by a proof reader.

In any case, the accuracy with BP goes to hell after about three cylinders and I need to push a patch down the barrel and wipe the crap off the frame contact points. I regrease with the grease cookie lube.

(I had a CF, almost certainly caused by a missing cap. I always keep the ol' fingers well behind the mouth of the cylinder.)
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Old September 26, 2008, 06:33 PM   #27
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Oquirrh, you can use the Lube Pill on top or below ball and atop powder(it won't effect the powder one bit)but the best results most cleansing, liubricating and most accuracy takes place only when you place the lube pill on the powder and the ball atop of it...I shoot anything I have, especially Remingtons, all day without cleaning or binding up...barrels clear a shiney any fouling is soft. I never used the on top but to test results...you just don't keep a BP Rev loaded with anything but Black Powder, Ball, and Cap for any length of time(wks, Mo., yrs.). You do need the flame to melt the Wax that holds the lube so the pill will work for ya.

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Old September 27, 2008, 03:11 PM   #28
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Only CF I have had was when I had a uncapped loaded chamber when firing.
The only time I use a lube over the ball is after firing two or more cylinders of rounds.
Then it's back to dry balls.
If you use a ball where it shaves a ring from the ball on loading you don't have to worry to much about CF from the front of the cylinder.


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Old September 27, 2008, 05:47 PM   #29
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You guys have money. I've always used old corn meal or rancid farina for my filler material.
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Old October 4, 2008, 09:52 PM   #30
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Went to the Cabelas in Dundee Michigan yesterday. Found a product called "Revolver Wonder Seal" by a company called "Ox Yoke Originals". Its a gooey fiber patch designed to go over the ball and seal the chambers. We'll see if it works!

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Old October 5, 2008, 02:25 AM   #31
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I remeber them red fiber/hard wax wads that looked like the lube pill/grease cookies I make today.
If them gooey Ox yoke says to use um on top go ahead...but ox yoke always made the wooly wads plain or lubed to go under the balls.
Yur better off jus' mixin up some bees wax/or Bolwax and olive oil and makin a paste that don't melt and smearin' it over yur balls. Parafin will stiffin up the paste.

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Old October 5, 2008, 10:02 AM   #32
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Well, they make the wads for under the ball too. Their info shows their wad below and their seal on top.

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Old October 5, 2008, 05:24 PM   #33
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Well, this may throw a few of you for a loop. I remember back in
62, my dad used to load powder, then place a strip of leather over
the cylinder, place the ball on top and press the ball with the ram and
that would punch a perfect hole right through the leather. He'd do that
with a model 1863 Starr SA .44 cap & ball, (original).
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Old October 25, 2008, 11:50 PM   #34
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I use a Wad under the Ball and never use grease or filler.
Never had a Chain fire.
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Old October 26, 2008, 03:21 AM   #35
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Well, this may throw a few of you for a loop. I remember back in
62, my dad used to load powder, then place a strip of leather over
the cylinder, place the ball on top and press the ball with the ram and
that would punch a perfect hole right through the leather. He'd do that
with a model 1863 Starr SA .44 cap & ball, (original).
Interesting. I assume it was a pretty thin piece of leather.
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