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New B/P shooter getting carried away (Maybe)

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by jeeptim, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. jeeptim

    jeeptim Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    A revolver nipple wrench is needed and a nipple pick is another handy item.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012
  3. ridgerunner1965

    ridgerunner1965 Well-Known Member

    1 lb of powder wont last long!
  4. EljaySL

    EljaySL Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. FreddyKruger

    FreddyKruger Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Well-Known Member

    A can or two of Ballistol. A baby sipper bottle for Ballistol/water 50/50.


    BADUNAME30 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Crawdad1

    Crawdad1 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  9. 44 Dave

    44 Dave Well-Known Member

    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"!
  10. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    I've never seen any lead accumulate in a C&B revolver barrel caused by shooting factory round balls.
  11. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    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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