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My Handmade Muzzle Loader

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by 58limited, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. 58limited

    58limited Member

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    I visited my aunt and uncle's ranch and I shot the rifle this weekend. My uncle has a single lane 100 yard shooting range that he uses to sight in his deer rifles. I fired two shots with a patched .495 round ball and 70 grains of Swiss 1 1/2 Fg powder. The shots were high but touched each other. My third shot was with a 275 grain mini ball and 60 grains of Swiss 1 1/2 Fg. It is the shot in the X-ring. Too bad deer season is over...

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  2. 44-henry

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    It is a nice rifle, but the lock looks like a Siler which weren't around in the 50's.
     
  3. 58limited

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    I asked Ray about the lock - he said he replaced the lock sometime in the past. He originally built this as a flintlock.

    I also mentioned to Ray that the round balls shot about 8" high. Turns out that he lines the front blade up with the bottom of the rear sight notch, I was lining it up flush with the top of the rear sight. Note to self: for round balls put front blade at bottom of rear notch, for mini balls put the blade flush with the top :)
     
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  4. 4v50 Gary

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    What a rare bird. To have a hand rifled barrel. Wow!
     
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