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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Question for 1858 and Tripl7 users
« Last post by mike116 on Today at 10:09:49 AM »
Forget about multi part recipies and just use water and a little soap if you choose.   Then wipe with Ballistol if you have it but any oil will do for protection.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Question for 1858 and Tripl7 users
« Last post by 1winnen on Today at 10:00:36 AM »
Trying to find the best solution for cleaning Triple7. Saw a couple of videos and what was used was: 4oz each of  Murphys Oil Soap+91% rubbin alcohol+ hydrogen poroxid. 1 part Ballistol to 5 parts water. Or just use plain old soap and water? Thanks again
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Breechloaders / Re: Westley Richards "monkey tail" short rifle
« Last post by Racing on October 25, 2020, 08:44:41 PM »
Indeed happy i wore eye protection.
Thx Grumpy.
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Breechloaders / Re: Westley Richards "monkey tail" short rifle
« Last post by Grumpy gumpy on October 25, 2020, 08:38:20 PM »
Even with glasses I would have made a mess in my underwear, I only have one eye and am a bit attached to it, glad you are ok
Gumpy
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Breechloaders / Re: Westley Richards "monkey tail" short rifle
« Last post by Racing on October 25, 2020, 08:21:59 PM »
Yes.
Yes it could. All to aware, why i post about it. Guess my name wasn´t up. Simple as that.
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Percussion Rifles / Yeah. Let´s go Swiss once more. Schuetzen time guys!
« Last post by Racing on October 25, 2020, 07:21:16 PM »




Noticed this little gem on that absolutely HUGE French gun site Naturabuy. Being Swiss as far as concept the thing, very common for Swiss made guns of the time, being made to part in Belgium.



Yeah. I know. The pics suck, but ATM it´s all i´ve got. Indeed the lock says "Liége"... Belgium in other words. Thing here is the style of lock, where the lock plate tells that it´s been around a while while the gun does NOT.
Again a scenario not all that uncommon to Swiss guns of the time.



...and whatta ya know! Hexagonal... and approx 45-50 cal according to seller. The basic design of it tells that it´s a mix of parts and most likely made in the 1860´s or so for target use.

Will report back as i take delivery of it.
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Breechloaders / Re: Westley Richards "monkey tail" short rifle
« Last post by Captainkirk on October 25, 2020, 07:17:23 PM »
Glad you are unscathed. That coulda been uuuuuuuuugly.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Fruits of my Labor
« Last post by Captainkirk on October 25, 2020, 07:15:14 PM »
I agree with the others. People can get downright fanatical and snobbish, even regarding their custom cut moulds. If you can see a real gain from them (say, tournament or match shooting, then by all means. But for general plinking and paper punching, my Lee moulds and their silver offspring do just fine.
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Breechloaders / Re: Westley Richards "monkey tail" short rifle
« Last post by Racing on October 25, 2020, 07:13:43 PM »
Weeeeeeell...this sure could have ended up way worse.



Now listen up boys and listen sharp. We went shooting right, them two Tails along. The longer of the two, i had had issue with the lock of it being overly stiff but didn´t really think twice about it.
Being familiar as i am with the setup.

Well.
My turn. Loaded the longer Tail up with a cartridge and slammed the lid shut, i thought. Note..be aware that the last thing entering the chamber is a greased wad to sit between the plunger of the locking system and the rear of the cartridge.
Ie; when charge goes boom that greased wad smears out all over the plunger, which is now locked in place, and thus creates a gas tight seal.
It SHOULD work like that. The lock on THAT particular gun, stiff. Didn´t think twice about it and fired the thing.

Due the lock not being completely in battery part of the blast came out rearwards. Towards me. Friend Patric who was like 4 feet off said "Man! Your entire head was a ball of fire!"
The blast cracked a small piece of the stock adjacent to the lock and sent that flying.. we never recovered that. Me though, all said and done i was absolutely alright. Realizing that this might VERY well have gone a different path.

Lesson learned though and since that lock has certainly been repaired. As.. as it turns out the former repairs to the stock in that area had been done with contact cement... so help me god.
I TRULY wanna kill Mr Handyman!!!  ^y% ^y%
Of course i took all of it off, scaling half the stock off out rear, and redid the entire thing with 2 comp epoxy. These parts aren´t really that highly loaded why it will most likely suffice just fine as a repair.



As is the thing is curing but.. i suspect it´ll take a few apps of dye to reach the more or less correct hue. All good though.
That said guys..whoooooha... Take my word for this!  {_K

After the incident though i did the only reasonable thing and went right up there and kept firing away. So from that aspect we´re good..

Close call though. To close for comfort.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Fruits of my Labor
« Last post by Hawg on October 24, 2020, 03:26:28 PM »
There's nothing wrong with the molds you have. Most of my molds are Lee and have lasted for many years.
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