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Reply #15 - Jul 7th, 2019 at 9:55am
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What ruined most of the older barrels was corrosive primers  and neglect.
  
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Reply #16 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 12:37pm
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Black powder won't hurt any barrel if used properly. The old primers and caps were the real culprit as previously stated .
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 2:47pm
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I have a muzzle loading deer park rifle, made in Belgium around 1840---50.
Unusually, the breech block unscrews easily for cleaning. The bore is mirror bright and, viewed with a bore scope, flawless.
Show me a 100year plus smokless poder rifle with a bore in better condition
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Reply #18 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 5:22pm
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What a beautiful rifle.
If I could find a rifle like that I would only need one rifle and be converted to black powder.
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Reply #19 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 2:07pm
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You like it? Here's a closer look at the lock area.
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Reply #20 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 3:13pm
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Really a nice rifle! Thanks for sharing.
  
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Reply #21 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 10:23pm
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Wow! That really is a gem!  Smiley
  
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Reply #22 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 10:57pm
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That is an absolutely beautiful rifle. thanks for sharing it with us.
  

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Reply #23 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 1:10am
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Fantastic rifle for sure!  They must have forgotten they had it; looks unused  Grin
  

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Reply #24 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 10:39am
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My reaction to your exceptional rifle is drooling and lustful whimpering.  Thanks for sharing it indeed!

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Reply #25 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 11:16am
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If you move the second picture over to the right, you will see the damascus pattern on the barrel. Now, bear in mind that this was manufactured by hammer forging a pre-twisted mixture of soft iron and steel around a mandrel and hitting it hard enough to weld the result into a seamless tube.
How did they keep the lines in the pattern straight?
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Re: Damage to barrels by black powder
Reply #26 - Jul 27th, 2019 at 1:07am
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Back on topic, my 45-70's with black powder loads get three or four patches wet with water pushed through followed by two dry patches which are followed by water displacing oil which is followed by one more dry patch and then Rig. Takes very little time and the bores look fine.  What is the nation's number one water displacing oil? WD 40 of course!

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Reply #27 - Jul 28th, 2019 at 9:08pm
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Definitely museum quality.
  
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Reply #28 - Aug 3rd, 2019 at 4:14pm
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Black powder won't hurt barrels unless you don't clean after.  I use soluble oil cut 20/1, but any good commercial BP cleaner will do.  I have a Sharps, Ballard and Rolling Block and shoot nothing but BP.  For over 30 yrs.  No problems.
  
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Reply #29 - Aug 5th, 2019 at 9:38am
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dARN cHRIS  MY CHEMISTRY IS SOO  FADED  thanks for the tutorial.
  
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