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Old December 29, 2012, 02:46 AM   #26
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Would also like to suggest that a good 'range rod' is in order.

Too, go to your local auto parts store and get a small tube of either copper or aluminum based thread lube made by Permatex. Remove your nipple and apply a very,very small amount to the nipple threads making sure to not get any near the flash hole of the nipple. Makes future removal very easy.

I understand you can also get it in a tube similar to a tube of Chapstick which would probably be less messy.

As Sure Shot said, make sure and get back with us.
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:06 AM   #27
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If one hasn't actually used 777 in a sidelock I'd suggest one might consider trying it before telling others not to use it.

777 will work just fine in the Pedersoli Kentucky caplock rifle. Yes, many inline shooters prefer it, but that's no reason to avoid it in a caplock. It does have a higher ignition temperature than real black powder (so, by the way, does Pyrodex) but that's not an issue for percussion caps. Flintlocks are a different story.

Go ahead and use up the 777. Use 15% by volume less than you would with real black powder, and don't use heavy compression when loading and you'll be all right.
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:29 PM   #28
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that doo hickey

Its called a flash guard.
You can get them in the after market.
They are meant tot protect your eyes and face
from the flash and bits of metal that can come from the cap.
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