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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-28-2015, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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lock cover

Anyone know where I can get a lock cover/cows knee anywhere between Lancaster/Harrisburg/Huntington/Coudersport? I will be hunting my way north thru Huntington and then to camp this week and bad weather looks likely.

Or any suggestions on something home made?

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Re: lock cover

http://www.accu-riser.com/categories...ves-and-Tools/

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Re: lock cover

Home made? Saran wrap.

I made a 3/4 cover out of cotton twill. Water proofed it. Folded over. Fairly loose. Long enough to cover the rifle down to the wrist. The first 6 inches is sewn for the muzzle to fit loosely into. The rifle quickly drops out of the bottom.

It folds up small and is in my bag at all times just in case of a storm or miserable wet weather.

This next will drive a lot of people nuts, but I don't ever prime until I have a possible shot presenting itself. Hammer all the way down/frizzen forward. If I were on watch in a deer drive I would prime....common sense, but still hunting, slowly working off a ridge? I'm not hunting grouse. If the deer is moving so fast that the pan can't be primed I figure I shouldn't be taking the shot anyway.

Along with not priming, I take a small piece of electrical tape, fold over the top for a tab and with the rest, cover the touch hole/pan to prevent humidity...moisture of any kind from contaminating the main charge. It removes quickly and priming only takes seconds if prepared. The plunger style pan chargers work well. I've never suffered a slow sizzling cookoff, or a flash in the pan since doing this.

No one can ever make me believe that the old timers walked around hunting deer with the pan primed all day. I just can't believe they put themselves through the periodic dumping...powder waste, and ignition issues.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-28-2015, 10:05 AM
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Re: lock cover

I use a piece of car wash shammy leather that I got at Walmart and coat it with Sno-seal boot leather waterproofing. It will mold around the lock and stay put so just peel it off and fire. Don't leave it on the rifle for days though because it will start to rust but if you oil the metal at the end of each day it won't draw any rust.
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Re: lock cover

I made a few thru the summer but figured no one would want them,so i never put them on here for sale.

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Re: lock cover

Made this one of neoprene from an old rangefinder cover, stretches around and has velcro on the other side.


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Re: lock cover

Simple, practical and effective. Good job.

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Re: lock cover

nice
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Re: lock cover

Had a left handed cows knee made by him a few years back. Ordered it at the Atrisian show in Lewisburg and he set it to me.

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Re: lock cover

In a pinch I have used a Ziploc bag. Cut the sides, but not all the way and leave the zipper. You can then put it over the lock and re-attach the zipper on the underside of the gun. When you need to shoot, grab a corner and pull up. The zipper will release exposing the lock for use. They're cheap and reusable all day.

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