View Full Version : TC white mountain carbine

November 18, 2008, 12:49 PM
Hi all, I'm new to black powder rifles and was wondering what kind of loads does everyone use in theirs. I just picked up this carbine for $100 and it has never been fired. Been searching but info is limited. If I remove the wedge does it come apart like my 1851 colt does? Does it have a breech plug to aid in cleaning? any info will be appreciated.

Hoss Fly
November 18, 2008, 07:49 PM
Still have one ( sold but not shipped )
Yes, just remove the wedge & the barrel comes rite off :rolleyes:
Very cool little rifles & loads of fun to shoot - I just got a Lymans Great Plans Rifle in 54cal so i sold the TC to a freind for a Christmas present for his son:cool: I only shoot RB's so i can't give ya any loads cause the twist in them really are made fer the modern boolits 'n sabots & such:confused: Nuther (main) reason i got the GPR with the 32" barrell with a 1:60 twist :D Have fun----

November 18, 2008, 08:45 PM
I think the twist on those is 1:28 or therabouts. Too fast for round balls. Maxi Balls, Lee Reals or any of the other conicals with 80-90 grs. of powder should work pretty good. May have to play with powder charges to get it to shoot it's best.

November 18, 2008, 09:06 PM
The twist on my .54 WMC is 1 in 48", a compromise that shoots either prbs or conicals. However, with the 21" barrel you can't take advantage of the conical's range superiority, so it's really a prb gun.

I shoot 80 gr ffg real black, .530 rb with 0.018" patch.

The gun has a hooked breach and the barrel is easily removed for cleaning once the wedge is removed - just lift from the muzzle end. The breach plug is not removable.


November 18, 2008, 10:30 PM
My white mountain carbine shot very well with patched rb using 30 gr of fffg goex blackpowder .
I took my first 2 deer with blackpowder with it,using 80 grains of fffg and a hornandy xtp 240 gr 44cal sabot.Powerful enough for woods hunting and not alot of recoil.If I remember correctly,it chrono'ed about 1500 fps,but it has been a few years. :(

November 19, 2008, 04:06 AM
Thanks guys for all the quick responses.

November 19, 2008, 05:17 AM
The twist on my .54 WMC is 1 in 48",

You learn something every day.:cool: When Hoss got his I did some checking around and I thought all the WMC's were fast twist.

November 19, 2008, 08:09 AM
When I can free up some time to get back into the workshop I'll double check that, but I usually test the twist a number of times to be sure of my result. I recall being a bit surprised at 1 in 48 as I thought it was supposed to be faster. Maybe I didn't retest this one.

Hoss Fly
November 19, 2008, 06:27 PM
Mine was I THINK 1 in 28 :confused: I know it was faster but can't check it now--its gone :o


I'll just have to make do with this'un ------


November 19, 2008, 08:17 PM
I was thinking mine was 1-28 or 1-38 twist.