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Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
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PostSubject: A little shooting   A little shooting Empty2018-11-21, 10:31

Yesterday I took that "new" .45 Richmond arms kentucky out for a try! What a great little aiming and shooting rifle! I had the biggest smile on my face when I plucked a .440 round ball out of the bag. 128 grains of pure fun and accuracy! I ended up shooting her 7 times with 60gr Pyrodex P, .015" Bridgers best patch and a .440 round ball. I only shot 25 yards off hand, but could cover the shots with a silver dollar.

I just may end up keeping that little sucker and go through the gun to add some personal touches! I think she'd look great with a browned barrel and a stock refinish. I've been itching to try the old aquafortis method and with this maple stock, I'd get the chance to give it a try.

Going out in the shop now to see if I have a spare nipple for her. I like using the better flowing stainless steel nipples on my rifles with pyrodex, but we shall see what I can find. May try some of that good ol Gearhart Owens powder I have.
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   A little shooting Empty2018-11-21, 20:55

Mine was also a great little shooter. Ball was a .440 with a .018 patch not a.45 This target was also the first time out after refinishiing.
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   A little shooting Empty2018-11-22, 04:40

How you gonna fix that crack?
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   A little shooting Empty2018-11-22, 09:56

Right now, just a little glue to stabilize it until I decide if I will keep it or not. Its nothing huge or in a high stress area. If I do keep it, Im going to go through the rifle, brown the barrel, refinish the maple stock with aquafortis, then maybe do a rawride bandage on the stock with some age.
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   A little shooting Empty2018-11-24, 06:14

Mornin, curious about the crack..will it close up any when clamped? if it moves then maybe wood dowels would pull it tight and stop it. Im thinken 1 right at the end of the crack and 2 more rearward, from  the top down. just my take on it. another brain storm...use maple wood and create a design like an arrow (2 each) and inlay them, maybe 1/4" wide. It would be an attention getter. Later.
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PostSubject: Re: A little shooting   A little shooting Empty2018-11-24, 08:05

I wouldn't put anything in the crack if you intend to try to fix it, no glue, nothing. All it will do is make it so you can't pull it back together. With the right type of clamping it should draw back together. Might have to go slow but it is wood and it used to not have that crack.

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