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Old March 2, 2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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The drain ATE MY NIPPLE!

I was washing the nipple to my rifle in the sink with some dawn and it slipped out of my fingers and down the drain she went LOL. I pulled the trap apart and its probably in the septic tank by now. No big deal I ordered a few more from TOTW. I have fashioned me a screen for the drain now though. Funny how you don't think of this stuff till something bad happens haha.
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Old March 2, 2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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new hobby

i think checkers is called for

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Old March 3, 2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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I keep a small plastic jar with a screw-on lid on the bench. It's about half full of a bp solvent (T/C No. 13, I think, although that's not important). I put small parts in that for separate cleaning. They soak there until I get around to them after the barrel is done. Cleaning is done on the bench in separate bowls. They don't go near the sink.
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Old March 3, 2012, 06:41 AM   #4
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Just another reason not to take it out.
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Old March 3, 2012, 07:32 AM   #5
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You are going in time out for that. plus the new nipple will
be coming out of your allowance.
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Old March 3, 2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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Several misteaks there.
#1, no need to remove nipples unless replacing.
Not fatal, buy more.
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Old March 3, 2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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No big deal I ordered a few more from TOTW.
Planning ahead. . . there you go!

It isn't the plan that needed modification, it was the resources!
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Old March 3, 2012, 10:18 AM   #8
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The full instructions for cleaning with nipple removed.
1. Put bucket in sink.
2, Fill bucket with water.
3. Clean.
4. remove from bucket. (check for missing nipples.)
5. empty bucket down sink.

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Old March 3, 2012, 11:10 AM   #9
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The drain ATE MY NIPPLE!

At 6.00 bucks a pop plus pony express? They ain't cheap anymore. Now I suppose we won't see any more of your Great Plains shooting ability's for awhile either?--> Darn!!-- I'm with Hawg Haggen on this one. "Hey deerslayer303 you got to do better job!! Try to be a little more guarded next time will yaw!!"
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Old March 3, 2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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[QUOTE"Hey deerslayer303 you got to do better job!! Try to be a little more guarded next time will yaw!!"][/QUOTE] LOL I know when I dropped it I remember thinking "way to go Shawn you BONEHEAD" Definately gonna change the cleaning procedure. But as soon as the new nips get here, there will be some more videos, we gonna stretch her out a little this time.
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Old March 3, 2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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there will be some more videos, we gonna stretch her out a little this time.
All right!!!!!-- I'll be look'in forward to the next one. By the way? Did I say thanks for keeping our State Green? Track of the Wolf is only 20-mins away from me. Say hello to John for me. SSMcG
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Old March 4, 2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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My cleaning procedures pretty much mirror that of mykeal's. Small parts go in small container to soak while cleaning rest of rifle.

The nipple doesn't get removed but about once a year. Mainly for re-applying that small dab of anti-seize to nipple threads.
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Old March 5, 2012, 01:31 PM   #13
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I use the nipple to put some tubing on and draw the hot water with ballistol into the rifle, followed by warm water rinse After that I remove the nipple and put a borelite in to inspect the bore and chamber. This lets you see everything.
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Old March 5, 2012, 01:56 PM   #14
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By the way? Did I say thanks for keeping our State Green? Track of the Wolf is only 20-mins away from me. Say hello to John for me. SSMcG
Not a problem. Although I wish we had a good black powder shop here in my area. hmmmm, hey now thats an idea (anyone wanna invest? ) But till then I will keep ordering out, no matter, in a sense I'm keeping the U.S. Green "ONE TEAM, ONE FIGHT"

On another note, thanks for all the cleaning tips. But I've tried putting my bore light up to the nipple hole (nipple removed) and I can't get any light through there, even though when I run a patch I get the swoosh of air sucking in and out. Maybe I need a smaller fiber optic one that will go in there a little. Its awfully hard to make out whether or not the breech area is clean by looking down the muzzle with the bore light.
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Old March 5, 2012, 02:23 PM   #15
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then

bore brush and bore scraper would help answer that ?
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Old March 5, 2012, 04:09 PM   #16
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bore brush and bore scraper would help answer that ?
Too easy to get a brush hung up in a muzzle loader. Sides water cleans bp fouling pretty good, specially if you force water through it.
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Old March 5, 2012, 05:59 PM   #17
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Maybe one of those foaming barrel cleaners might work for your application? Their known for their creeping possibilities. Just very well might sneak into the Snail-- Problem than lies with the loss of barrel seasoning. A few times at the picnic table should resolved that too. Hey deerslayer 303 there you go!!! Easy fix.---. Post Script: What no black powder in S/Carrol the home of Major Billy Chronicle and his famous 60. > Oh!! That's a shame!!!
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Old March 5, 2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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Contrary to popular belief you cant "season" a muzzle loader barrel.
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Old March 5, 2012, 08:35 PM   #19
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Deerslayer303, you will not get light to bend those corners without a prism.
I use a bronze brush that fits the chamber. Just shove it in, give it a couple twists and keep twisting as I pull it out (important).
Then use a stiff tobacco pipe cleaner through the nipple hole working it in until I can see it at the bottom of the bore. Finish up with a good flush and oil to taste.
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Old March 16, 2012, 04:57 PM   #20
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Hawg Haggen said:
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Contrary to popular belief you cant "season" a muzzle loader barrel.
Are you sure about that comment you made DEO? As I humbly take exception!! Reference I have on hand: A T/C Owners Manual that comes with every B/P weapon that I ever bought. It states on page 62 and I
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When using all natural, non petroleum based lubricant such as T/Cs Natural Lube 1000+ the bore becomes seasoned; much like the surface of a cast iron skillet.
Are we to believe that you Sir are an authority on barrel seasoning verses a famous weapons manufactures claim? Oh!! My I'm in a quandary here. I don't know what to believe anymore? >

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Old March 17, 2012, 05:46 PM   #21
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Hawg is correct. And T/C has removed that statement from their manuals. It's total BS. Here's a link to their current Hawken manual, look for yourself: http://www.tcarms.com/assets/manuals...ken_Manual.pdf
Hint: see pages 37 & 40.

And his name isn't DEO. The DEO VINDICE in his signature line is the motto on the Confederate States of America seal. It means, loosely, "God Will Vindicate".

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Old March 17, 2012, 06:21 PM   #22
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Thank ya Mykeal.
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Old March 17, 2012, 06:44 PM   #23
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Contrary to popular belief you cant "season" a muzzle loader barrel.
HH, don't confuse 'em with facts.
Believing the myth is more fun.
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Old March 17, 2012, 10:40 PM   #24
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Awww man, well I coated the inside of my new barrel with crisco and baked it in the oven for a while!!! So you mean to tell me I wasted my time????????????
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Old March 17, 2012, 10:49 PM   #25
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Well ummmm yeah.
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