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Harpers Ferry is constructed, now how to clean it?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Snowdog, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hendersonville, WNC

    So, I put the Pedersoli Harpers Ferry together, received both my Goex FFFg and FFFFG powder and 4 flints (2 English and 2 French from Track of the Wolf).
    I also have .570 round ball, .010 Wonderlube patches and some .575 Minie ball from my Zouave.

    There still a bit of sanding and finishing left to be done, but I'd like to put a few round ball though this flintlock since I believe I have all I need.

    How do most folks clean their flintlock pistols? I'm planning on removing the barrel tang screw, the barrel pin (and ramrod) to remove the barrel for easier cleaning. I guess I need to remove the barrel lug too to keep moisture from hiding there.

    Is there a quick and easy way to clean these pistol or is it really this methodical every time?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. junkman_01

    junkman_01 member

    Aug 7, 2009
    If you want it to last, clean it just the way you mentioned

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