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Hylander

Hylander

Male Number of posts : 233
Age : 57
Location : CALIFORNIA
Registration date : 2017-11-07

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PostSubject: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 19th 2018, 10:47 pm

So this one needs a new barrel or Bored out to 54.
The bottom butt plate and forend were D&T for sling swivel, those will be removed and the holes filled.
I want to replace these sights with original buck horn sights. 
Also would like to refinish the wood.

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patocazador

patocazador

Number of posts : 5852
Age : 76
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2012-08-22

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 7:20 am

I would use the vernier sight on it. It will give a much better sight picture than a buckhorn sight.

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falcon

falcon

Male Number of posts : 1552
Age : 80
Location : Southwest, Oklahoma
Registration date : 2012-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 8:02 am

The rifle has very good sights.
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Hylander

Hylander

Male Number of posts : 233
Age : 57
Location : CALIFORNIA
Registration date : 2017-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 8:17 am

The rear sight does not stay put, it moves every time you shoot.
I have adjusted the ball bearing keeper but it still moves.

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patocazador

patocazador

Number of posts : 5852
Age : 76
Location : central Florida
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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 9:03 am

Moving every time it shoots should not be much of a handicap on a gun that only shoots one time.

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Hylander

Hylander

Male Number of posts : 233
Age : 57
Location : CALIFORNIA
Registration date : 2017-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 12:15 pm

@patocazador wrote:
Moving every time it shoots should not be much of a handicap on a gun that only shoots one time.

But it is a pain in the butt.
I have to readjust every shot and try to make sure I get it in the same spot.
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burlesontom



Male Number of posts : 168
Age : 62
Location : Burleson, Texas
Registration date : 2018-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 12:55 pm

Those are great rifles. I have one bought many years ago from Midsouth shooters supply for $250 or so as a finished rifle. The kit was around $210 and it just wasn't worth it to me to build it. The factory did a nice job on mine and its a shooter to boot.

Here is a barrel I found on Ebay. There are several listed and all are more than I paid for my rifle. This one is a little rough looking but the bore looks good.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Barrel-ass-Lyman-percussion-trade-rifle-54-cal-29-nice-bore-15-16/172165866676?hash=item2815e2a4b4:g:cdwAAOSwhDdXDX2j
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Hylander

Hylander

Male Number of posts : 233
Age : 57
Location : CALIFORNIA
Registration date : 2017-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 20th 2018, 1:05 pm

Back from the range this morning.
Great Session.
A thought came to mind when I got there, since the ring was right at ball level when loaded 
with 60gr. of FFF, why not go to 70gr. of FF.
With the heavier load and coarser granulation, that will bring the ball higher in the barrel above that ring.
Worked like a charm  Very Happy
Not a single blown out or torn patch and now grouping under 1.5" if the sight does not move.
Still will keep looking for a replacement barrel.
Also as someone mention here, accuracy was being hurt by my patches being to large.
I cut them smaller and accuracy and consistency is much better.

25yds. 3 Shots: 1 Hole

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50yds. 4 shots, each group 

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RhinoDave

RhinoDave

Male Number of posts : 125
Age : 71
Location : Michigan
Registration date : 2017-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 21st 2018, 7:11 am

Little over an inch at 50 yds with a first time load? I can't do that at 25 yds. So are you going to keep it now? Let us know if you decide to sell the peep sight.

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Hylander

Hylander

Male Number of posts : 233
Age : 57
Location : CALIFORNIA
Registration date : 2017-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 21st 2018, 7:20 am

@RhinoDave wrote:
Little over an inch at 50 yds with a first time load? I can't do that at 25 yds. So are you going to keep it now? Let us know if you decide to sell the peep sight.

Yep, going to keep the rifle.
Will most likely sell the sight as soon as I get a replacement.
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Hanshi

Hanshi

Male Number of posts : 333
Age : 72
Location : Maine
Registration date : 2015-01-21

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PostSubject: Re: Brought home a GPR   Brought home a GPR EmptyApril 21st 2018, 2:30 pm

You don't have any worry about accuracy!  That's very good grouping that's difficult or impossible for me to pull off.   t up
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