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PostSubject: Too lazy to clean??   March 29th 2016, 10:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Too lazy to clean??   March 30th 2016, 7:57 am

Holy Smokes!!!  (no pun intended) Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Too lazy to clean??   March 30th 2016, 9:05 am

Ouch. Painful. Makes me want to run a few patches right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Too lazy to clean??   April 7th 2016, 9:33 pm

I've never seen anything like that in my life, not even with blackhorn209 LOL. What in the world?!
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PostSubject: Re: Too lazy to clean??   April 7th 2016, 10:06 pm

Some people have no pride in ownership.
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PostSubject: Re: Too lazy to clean??   April 8th 2016, 5:27 am

That was very interesting. It really make you wonder.
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PostSubject: Re: Too lazy to clean??   April 8th 2016, 6:32 am

Observations:

1.  The barrel is  old.

2  Barrel is from a rocklock.  

3  There is more crud than rust.

4.   Some rifling is visible.

5.  We don'tknow what the bore looked like.  

6.  Proper  cleaning would have prevented this.  

Be very careful with muzzleloader guns made before 1900.  The iron and steel used in those barrels is mostly of poor quality.  This is especially true of barrels made of wrought iron:  They  often  contain inclusions and slag that promote rusting.  

In about 1970 i was present at a blackpowder shooting match when a 100 plus year old gun burst, blowing off about one foot of the  barrel.   The gun was in pristine shape and had been well cared for.  The shooter was not injured.    That barrel was made of the sorriest stuff  i ever seen.
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