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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2016, 01:16:58 AM »
Why, thank you gents! Muddle is my other middle name :-)

I seem to recall, but cannot yet dig it out, that my IAB Sharps has what appears to be a separate ( I thought perhaps sliding) chamber pressed into the back end of the barrel. I need to dig it out and get some photo's but the amazing thunderstorms have caused a tiny leak which must be dealt with first  (u^

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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2016, 06:59:09 AM »
I have an IAB Sharps and I don't think the chamber is sliding ,I also have an ARMI Sport and it does

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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2016, 08:34:34 AM »
Mine doesn't. I had heard all the bad talk about IAB's and researched them pretty heavily before I bought mine so I would know what I was getting into. Everywhere I looked said the chamber didn't slide.
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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2016, 12:41:48 AM »
Fiddle. I found my roll caps and the are the cheap chinese ones that hold nearly no powder. I'll have to check out Sportsmans as I thought they had the good stuff.

RE the IAB Sharps Kit:
I certainly believe you gents that it doesn't slide. Mine never did, and until I got to this forum,  I was somewhat concerned
that it may have corroded in place.

Now at least I can put that worry to bed, but I still want to get a borescope or something and see what the front end 
looks like as it transitions to the rifling. And try to find out if it might possibly can be removed/replaced.

I some time ago I lost an auction on a really cool Pedersoli .45 Sharps papercutter, that the owner had modified to take .45-70 brass. He covered the flash-hole with a single layer of tissue paper then loaded the BP and the bullet. The musket caps he used just blew right on thru it. I have been trying to do that with my .54 ever since  {_K

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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2016, 12:52:29 AM »

I some time ago I lost an auction on a really cool Pedersoli .45 Sharps papercutter, that the owner had modified to take .45-70 brass. He covered the flash-hole with a single layer of tissue paper then loaded the BP and the bullet. The musket caps he used just blew right on thru it. I have been trying to do that with my .54 ever since  {_K

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The IAB has a bigger chamber than everybody else's. VTI used to sell IAB cartridges but they're out of stock. I know of no other source for them. I'd like to have some but getting them machined is the only way I know to get any.
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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2016, 12:29:45 PM »
I still want to get a borescope or something and see what the front end 
looks like as it transitions to the rifling. And try to find out if it might possibly can be removed/replaced.
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Re: "Boosting" Caps
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2016, 07:13:15 PM »
For a client's project I got a nice boroscope, it's got a 3.9mm (0.154") diameter camera head.  Fits in all sorts of places, really handy for finding the right plug on the back of a stereo too!  :)
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