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1851 Navy & beginner

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by 1861, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. rodwha

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    I have something similar to this set,
    https://www.armurerie-lavaux.com/article/Necessaire-de-nettoyage-Luxe-cal.36.html

    This one looks good,
    https://www.beckchasse.com/armes-de...it-necessaire-de-nettoyage-cal36-45-1669.html

    You get like a starter kit in this one, I never really liked the starter kits especially the wrenches they have, but to each his own,

    http://www.toro-distribution.com/coffret-accessoires-nettoyage-repliques-calibre-36-et-44-a8404.html

    I have a couple brushes like this, They come in handy.
    http://www.westernguns.fr/accessoires/nettoyage-et-entretien/1405-brosse-de-nettoyage-laiton.html


    And definitely get pipe cleaners. I tear up old cotton t-shirts for cleaning patches, nothing fancy or expensive. Hot or warm soapy water and some WD40 or Ballistol and some kind of preserving oil. I use 3 in 1 oil but use it sparingly. .
     
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  3. rodwha

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    This is where I think Ballistol shines in my opinion. As it is water soluble it will mix with any water but allow it to evaporate leaving just the oil which is a fair protectorant. Unlike using WD-40 and then needing to remove it and add an oil.
     
  4. 1861

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    I'll keep this in mind, thanks.
     
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    I guess you could but for inside the nipples I use the pipe cleaners to get in there real good and clean out the junk. That brush I use to clean the hammer face and some other parts, not the nipples.
     
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    Rodwha, that's true but that smell. :eek::(

    WD40 smells good!!!!! And its available everywhere.
     
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    You'll get used to it. You'll get to like it. You'll get to crave it.

    P.S. Smells like condoms to me, but it does work quite well! More than a decade have past since I was introduced to Ballistol and I'm to the point "got used to it"...
     
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    Nooooo Thank you. I'll never get use to that smell. :eek: :barf:

    WD40 is just fine.
     
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    I meant - brass bristles OR a common toothbrush - for the outside part of the nipples... what is better, brass or plastic bristles?
     
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    Seems that by the time I come there one day, there won't be any statues for me to see.
     
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    Seems pretty pricey for a piece of scrap wood and a small hardware hinge to me.

    I have a couple based on the same design that I acquired along the way included in revolver purchases, however I've never used them and don't know for sure where they are now other than packed away in a box of other treasures somewhere.
     
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    I agree, too expensive. And it's being sold by the webshop with cheapest prices!
    But do I NEED it in order to load my revolver?

    To buy all I need, I feel I'll spend twice as much as I've paid for revolver. The accessories are where the real money lies for distributors.
     
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    Nope, you don't need it as long as you have 2 hands. You can simply load the revolver while holing it.
    If you don't want to hold it, You may be better off loading the cylinder in a press off the gun.
     
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    I have found BALLISTOL here in my country, many shops (for hunters) have it in many different forms and sizes and the prices are really cheap! Should I get OIL or SPRAY or both?
    They also have many other stuff for cleaning, some which I already saw in those French shops, and some which I haven't seen before. What's great is that whatever I buy here it'll cost me less than if I order it from France or some other country. :)
     
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    I'm actually very fond of that smell. I like it so much I've been trying to figure out how to impregnate my deodorant and toothpaste!
     
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    I had a fellow on this forum make me a loading stand with a hinge. It's very nice and works well. And it sure does make loading much more easy.

    As for Ballistol I have both. I like the aerosol can for my shooting box.

    I also prefer the bronze brush for those times the fouling was a bit hard. I often spent all day at the range and got a lot of shooting in, especially the times I had made paper cartridges which really speeds things up.
     
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    Pass on buying the reloading stand, buy both on the Ballistol. Or just buy the bottle and and it and some water to a spray bottle.
     
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    Not sure it's period but I use one like the following sold by CVA. It has a 30gr spout. That I believe is interchangeable w/ other spout sizes.
    http://www.henrykrank.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_130_134&products_id=25

    I don't have 1st hand experience but reading the reviews on Cabela's I believe you unscrew the spout and use a funnel to fill that colt / remington style flask you linked.
    The whole top lid comes off the one I linked. Making it easier to fill and empty.

    Here's the one I have:

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1002225580/cva-range-model-flask-with-30-grain-spout-brass-5-oz
     
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    You won't need a funnel but it does make it easier.
     
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