Re: Need Information - Muzzleloaders or Black Powder Rifle
Found this threat when searching information for my own Ultra-Hi Miroku
trough Google. Bought mine from American guy residing in Helsinki, Finland.
He in turn had inherited it from his uncle who had passed away in US.
My Miroku is also .45 cal caplock with 34" barrel. Serial# is 18487 (very close to yours). Only info seller had was that his uncle bought it about 30 years ago.
It´s made out of kit, but completely unfinished. Steel parts are left in white, brass castings rough and stock made out of light coloured wood
(could be poplar?), is untreated. Seems to be quite good quality, all parts
fit nicely. As far as I can figure it has newer been fired. With it I got
unopenet packet of CVA .440 balls, some caps, patches and leaflet about
Pyrodex with loads for different calibres etc. Incidently, I use Pyrodex
with my Uberti .44 1858 Remington replica. Black powder scene is not very
big in Finland and many shooters here complain about poor availability
and uneven quality of "real" blackpowders.
The barrel of mine measures exactly .45 from land to land, so .440 balls
should be ok with pillow ticking patches? My patches are marked .50 to
54 cal. What would be right diameter for .45 patch so I could make my own?
Hope I get my Miroku ready to shoot for this coming summer!
Last edited by santis; 02-14-2012 at 01:48 PM..