How to get started?


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Ed3
December 27, 2004, 10:07 PM
I have a $170 credit at a local gunshop that I need to use. I'm very interested in shooting a BP revolver. Just plinking or target shooting with my son. What's needed to get started and what's a typical outlay for a useful setup? Since this has surely already been covered a steer would be appreciated!

Regards,
Ed

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4v50 Gary
December 28, 2004, 01:38 AM
Hi Ed,

Suggest you do a search for threads here in the BP forum where member Gatofeo (uglycat) has written up how to use a BP revolver. Sorry but I'm working on my chapter on Post Civil War sharpshooting.

Gary

mhdishere
December 28, 2004, 01:26 PM
It's a few years since I bought a C&B revolver, so I won't address prices, but here's what you'll need in a nutshell:

1) The revolver itself (duh!)
2) Appropriately sized round-balls for #1
3) Appropriate grade BP, pryrodex, etc for #1. FFFg for BP, P for pyrodex granules, don't know for Pyrodex pellets, never used 'em.
4) Powder measure, preferably adjustable
5) Chamber grease, Crisco or wonder-wads to prevent chain fires
6) Appropriately sized caps for #1
7) Cleaning rod, lube, jag, etc if you don't already have them.
8) Nipple wrench and pick for disassembly of revolver and clearing the nipples between shots.

Some newbies are intimidated by clean-up, no need. Hot water works best, I usually add a little Murphy's oil soap to it but that's just me. Hot water makes it dry faster.

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