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B. P. Roscoe:
July 06, 2017, 06:27:05 PM

I have two powder flasks that both came with 30 grain brass spouts.  I wanted a spout of at least 35 grains for my 44 caliber guns.

I got the idea of soldering on a tube to extend the spout, and then trim it to length for the powder charge I want.

I found a brass "T" that almost fit on the spout.  After a little measuring, I drilled it out slightly and it fit.  Then I cut off one of the arms, and used the spout for a mandrel so I could smooth off the ridges on my belt sander.   

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B. P. Roscoe:
July 06, 2017, 06:29:58 PM

Next, I soldered the extension to the spout.  After that it was just a matter of cleanup and then polishing.  The spout now holds 36 grains.  Perfect!  I did not have to trim it at all.

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sltm1:
July 06, 2017, 06:31:53 PM

Nice job, but here's a tip, next time use an empty brass shell instead of sacrificing a somewhat more expensive brass fitting


B. P. Roscoe:
July 06, 2017, 06:50:25 PM

sltm1, I thought about that, but the spout is thin enough that it would almost cut my finger when I throw a charge.  A brass casing is even thinner.  That is why I used the "T" fitting.  The fitting was in my spare brass parts bin, so I did not have to buy anything.  I just used what was on hand.


Omnivore:
July 07, 2017, 12:18:42 AM

Way to go!  If it doesn't work the way you need it to work, change it until it does.  If it's not already on the market, then mass produce it and sell it.
(though in this case, different spouts are on the market)


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