Question for all you smart guys...

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by ryan_marine, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    918
    Aug 4, 2004
    Ohio
    I call it the drum... what the nipple screws in to... The piece between the barrel and the nipple... This is on a traditional muzzel loader.... Should it be tight to the barrel? I think that it should but my buddy and I were told it did not have to be... I think that it should be and also lined up with the hammer... Is some one blowing smoke up my rear or it is just a hold in my britches???

    Thanks

    Ray
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2006
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    goes in tight but you may have to back off enough to line up so the hammer
    strikes square on the nipple this is usally not more than a 1/4 turn
     

  3. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    918
    Aug 4, 2004
    Ohio
    This guy was saying as long at it made 2 complete turns after starting then line it up...

    Ray
     
  4. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    What ever makes him happy I guess:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    I've got mine in then they stay lined up:D
     
  5. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Indiana
    I'm not really a percussion rifle guy, I'm more into flint and steel, and the only one I built with my son had the drum already attached.....BUT...


    Dixie recommends "venting" the drum, usually by drilling a small relief hole (you'd have to read what they say, I'd have to look it up, I DIDN'T do it to my son's and it works fine, plus I've never had it off yet....)

    ...BUT maybe if it's not "tight" it's the same as venting???? Just a WAG....
     
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