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Old July 2, 2008, 02:48 PM   #51
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Cleaning a BP gun is a sport in itself, as is casting your own roundballs. One thing I've learned about BP shooting - there are few absolutes. Some clean their guns all the time, some don't, some use lube, some don't, some use .451, some use .454 or .457. Some shooters like 777 or Pryodex - I like Goex. I clean my guns after every shooting session mostly because I've bought some older, used guns that hadn't been cleaned and the innards are in tough shape. Plus, I like tinkering with the internals.
Check out my latest purchase - it's a little complicated but not as bad as a Paterson.

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Old July 2, 2008, 03:16 PM   #52
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That's pretty neat Pohill. I've sold most of my original pistols. I didn't have anything like that tho.
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Old July 2, 2008, 03:43 PM   #53
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What did you have for originals?
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Old July 2, 2008, 04:42 PM   #54
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I had a 58 Remington made in 1862 and a single shot 45 but don't have pics of those.
These are the only ones I have pics of.
A .31 Bacon made in 1858

An Allen and Wheelock .22 lip fire made in 1858.


I've still got some stuff from the 19 teens- 30's and a few shotguns and a three band Enfield made in 1861.
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Old July 2, 2008, 04:54 PM   #55
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Nice guns. I was looking at an Allen & Wheelock recently but I live in MA and the store in Maine won't sell cartridge guns to MA residents, even though it's pre-1899.
A friend of mine, a history teacher, has an original Springfield that we shot last spring. He's at Gettysburg right now.
I can see the attraction of originals but I still like to shoot the repros.
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Old July 2, 2008, 05:23 PM   #56
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I can see the attraction of originals but I still like to shoot the repros.
I know what you mean. I can tear hell out of a five gallon bucket at 300 yds. with my repro three band. Only thing wrong with that is the original shoots much mo better.
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Old July 2, 2008, 05:41 PM   #57
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check this out - the man in the blue great coat (I think that's what it's called) is the history teacher. This was at my gun club in NH.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IThkI...eature=related
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Old July 2, 2008, 05:55 PM   #58
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Cool! I like the way it sets off the car alarm. I've stood 50 ft. behind a three gun battery of 12 lb. Napoleans when they fired volleys(close enough to get hit with fired friction primers) and I've seen a 30 lb. Parrott rifle fired. That baby will shake the ground hard.
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