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Bought my first kentucky rifle!! Minor problems

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Ironhorse522, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. gunner69

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    Now that fuse idea is innovative as hell! I will bet that it would work with a caplock too. Just remove the nipple, dribble powder in, and lite up!:D
     
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    Can't get the gun to fire, used differing amounts of powder in the pan, cleaned the vent hole, used a match and everything
     
  3. BlackNet

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    Likely there is something stuck in there. In a dark room put a small light in the vent hole and look down the barrel, you SHOULD see light, it may be very faint but you should see it.

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    If you do not then there is obstructions. Clean it REALLY good esp the floor and I am not sure if you have one but there is a bronze brush to clean the breech plug, the spiral bronze jag's does not cut it as they do the walls.

    You can also put some type of cleaner in the vent hole and barrel down it should run out. You can use things like simple green, plain water, rubbing alcohol etc.. Next put barrel up and pour some down the barrel, a good amount, it should run out the flash hole. In fact it should SQUIRT out.

    IF all of this fails and it is still gummed up then go get you some brake cleaner and squirt that down the barrel.

    All of this I am guessing the pan does indeed flash.
     
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    I've ordered a tool to unload the gun, and larger flints( ordered the wrong size). The plan is to wet the main charge when the tool comes in and completely disassemble the rifle. Clean and try again with blackpowder
     
  5. BlackNet

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    the co2 dischargers? most often they do not work properly. the methods I described will render any powder in the barrel highly inert very quickly. The longer that stuff sits inside the barrel, or on the firearm for that matter, the more rust and corrosion it will cause.

    To give you some idea...
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    This is about 2-3 inches from the muzzle. Best I can determine there was at some point some nasty stuff on the barrel's inside in this spot, likely a splash that started eating at the metal. The more it sits the more damage it does. Shoot it and clean it very good the very same day and as soon as possible. The stuff we shoot is highly corrosive and needs to be neutralized as soon as possible.
     
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    I've tried to ignite the main charge but haven't been successful. I've ordered a tool to unload the main charge, I haven't put water or anything down the barrel yet, I'm going to when I receive the tool
     
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    Are you positive this is not a dry ball?
     
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    Very, I loaded 60 grains of blackpowder substitute, a patch, and ball. A week ago.
     
  9. BlackNet

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    OK, if you don't have one I highly recommend you get a few attachments for the ramrod, ball puller its nothing more than a screw end, patch puller ranges from a spiral hooks to a spring, breech plug mop to reach the breech plug inside and scrub it out (this is the #1 cause of failure to fire, obstructions in the patent breech plug)
     
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    I tried the CO2 discharger and it worked as advertised. During deer season my neighbor got caught in a rain storm and had a dud. I used the CO2 discharger and he was good to go.:D
     
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