Need info muzzle loading rifle

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by Tango1, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir, the book. I've given up on finding a match rifle from that era I can afford. Those few I've seen with all the goodies come dear.
     
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  2. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

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    I found a picture of a piston starter for a picket rifle, this one isn't spring loaded like the one I saw on Joe's desk but you can see how it was designed to hold a picket bullet straight during the loading process, they were very easy to tip sideways during loading and ramming. imagesP3Y27MMU.jpg

    You can see the shape of the picket bullet's nose was machined into the piston. The ramrod would most likely have a loading jag that was cut similarly to keep the bullet straight during the ramming process. The gunsmith most likely would have cut the piston end and the loading jag with the same cherry he used to make the bullet mold.
     
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  3. Tango1

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    That's another challenge eventually that's my plan to take them for a spin this summer.
     
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