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#487740 - 08/12/17 06:59 AM Re: Lancaster smooth rifle [Re: SKB]
sharps4590 Offline

Registered: 07/18/10
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Loc: Missouri Ozarks
Good heavens!!!! Spectacular.
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#487845 - 08/14/17 01:37 PM Re: Lancaster smooth rifle [Re: SKB]
BrentD Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 2691
Loc: Iowa
If you look very very closely, is there any sign that the nipples are platinum lined?

What size is the hole in the nipples? I realize they are hard to measure, but perhaps you have some furnace nipple picks?

#487979 - 08/16/17 09:02 AM Re: Lancaster smooth rifle [Re: SKB]
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Registered: 03/15/15
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Loc: pa
SKB, have you poured any lead through the mould? I am interested in seeing the bullet and knowing its diameter and weight, as well as the bore size or marked caliber. I am an oval bore aficianado, though more of a cartridge guy than a muzzleloader guy. Brent's comment about the cross patch is correct. You cute two patches and line them up into a cross, into which the bullet is seated. But now I see that this is a tri-fold patch, which is really unusual. Though the case label says it all: Charles Lancaster was an "Inventor," many of his inventions were contrary to conventional wisdom, and his inventions worked incredibly well.

Edited by pamtnman (08/16/17 09:04 AM)
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