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corey012778

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PostSubject: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 24th 2011, 9:58 pm

I finished my cleaning and full inspection of my silver eagle. the bore was not as good as we all thought. it was full of lead. I did not notice it on the first cleaning.

started working on the plainman. made an touch hole pick and basic screwdriver out of 28ga steel then I heat treated.

then I started looked at the flint, I put it this way. I am going to have to order some before I take it to the range for the first time.

next the sights. front filed all the way down to .190in. I know that type of front sight well they start out almost at .300in.

rear, the dove tail is needing to be opened back up. i don't have the tool for that. i tested another sight I had on it. no go. I felted stop and start moving on an angle on me. once I saw that, second tap in I stopped and tapped it back out.

barrel is going to be reblued. where the old rear site was it left an nice impression from the elevation screw. I am going to keep this one blue.

oh the fun. good thing most of the parts I need are pretty cheap. since I gotta get both front and rear, I may just get some Williams and be done with it.

any one have any good bluing tips, I have not had to do an whole barrel, just touch up work.

so I told my wife, she is not to happy that I have to put money out on the gun since I just bought it.

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 25th 2011, 5:53 pm

I got the rear dove tail fixed. may take a little crap for how I did it. I took an flat head screwdriver, flat on the surface of the barrel, a slight angle, tapping with an rubber hammer. once done that was in an 20degree angle tapping again. moved it just enough to make me happy.

here are pics of the sights

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an buckhorn I have laying around

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 25th 2011, 6:12 pm

Looks ok to me.

You should brown the barrel.

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 25th 2011, 6:16 pm

thinking of keeping it blue and just rebluing it.

your about the 3rd person who told me I should brown it. lol

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 25th 2011, 6:26 pm

Brown barrels on flints are like peanut butter and jelly. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 26th 2011, 2:18 pm

yep, if you got the sight to fit now, thats a job well done!
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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 26th 2011, 2:39 pm

Impressive work you did, nice job.

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 26th 2011, 3:54 pm

I set the gun back up with the original sight set up for testing to see if I can shoot it with sights.

thinking of getting this sight for my silver eagle. back up for the scope.

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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 26th 2011, 5:55 pm

had that sight before and it sucked big time
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PostSubject: Re: my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired   my flintlock headache starts with out the first shot being fired EmptyFebruary 26th 2011, 6:06 pm

that is the closest for what I am looking for. I will keep looking,

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