New B/P shooter getting carried away (Maybe)


December 22, 2012, 04:34 PM
Merry Christmas.
Let me start with ...Thank You for all your good info.
This venture has started with a 1858 new Army from Cabelas that I have yet to receive.
So far 1 bag of wads 1 tin of #10 caps and 1 tin of #11 a box of .451 a box of .454 round balls, .451 mold, cylinder goop, Flask, made several powder measures, an extra cylinder for $30.00 from my LGS an Lb of FFFG and later today going to start on an off the gun loading station. Am I forgetting anything?
Am I getting a lil carried away? I sure hope this will be as much fun as I think it will be. I feel like a kid at Christmas checking cabellas everyday to see if it shipped and not yet.

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December 22, 2012, 04:47 PM
A revolver nipple wrench is needed and a nipple pick is another handy item.

December 22, 2012, 05:51 PM
1 lb of powder wont last long!

December 22, 2012, 09:21 PM
Also some anti-seize lube for the nipples so you can get them back out again. A lot of people use choke tube lube. Just takes a tiny amount on the threads.

You'll have fun with it. You might have crazy buy everything BP you can afford fun, or you might have you shoot that one gun occasionally when you're in the mood fun, but it'll be worth it.

December 22, 2012, 10:32 PM
I have a heap of crap that i take with me to the range when i shoot my BP revolvers, but i do shoot competitively...

A spray oil of some kind is handy for extended shooting. if things are starting to bind just give it all a blast, even a shot into the action thru the hammer and up thru the trigger will keep you going for a few more cylinders.

a capper for the percussion caps is a very handy tool if youve got big fingers and hate fiddling round trying to get the buggers onto the nipples.

Have you got yourself a cleaning kit? a rod, a jag and some patches will do the job. pipe cleaners are good for getting into the nipples and an old tooth brush (or even a denture brush) is good for cleaning too.

December 24, 2012, 08:07 PM
A can or two of Ballistol. A baby sipper bottle for Ballistol/water 50/50.


Jim, West PA
December 25, 2012, 10:21 AM
Git ya a Lewis Lead Remover kit.
No amount o' scrubbin' can get the lead out that this tool will.
This is how much lead you can get out of what you thought was a clean Bbl.

December 25, 2012, 10:43 AM
I have a large tackle box full of stuff for my one rifle and revolver. Nipple picks, flasks, wrenches, cappers, the brass all old and dirty from use. And the dirtier they get the more I like them.

My girlfriend hates it though, "cause its so stinky" :D

And just wait until you clobber something with your revolver, hunting will take on a whole new meaning.

44 Dave
December 25, 2012, 02:06 PM
Jim how many rounds through a barrel to lead up that bad?
I still have a bottle of mercury hidden away, it makes good lead remover.
Remember the old days is in science class we pored mercury in our hand then coated a penny silver.
No wonder a little like a "mad hatter"!

December 25, 2012, 09:53 PM
I've never seen any lead accumulate in a C&B revolver barrel caused by shooting factory round balls.

December 25, 2012, 11:25 PM
once I started shooting black powder, it took me a good ten years to bother to shoot anything else. it's a hoot!

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