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flinter left loaded for 5yrs

My buddy was given a flinter from a family member, that was left loaded for 5 years. Is it safe to fire it off, or should he try to pull the ball out?

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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

Personally,I would pull the ball.JMO
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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

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Personally,I would pull the ball.JMO
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Thats how I feel also, I just never have good luck pulling tem.

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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

Use compressed air and blow it out,out side into a backstop.

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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

If it has been in there that long,you might be better off putting a grease zert in the touch hole and use grease to push out.Messy but works on more stuborn loads.Might put oil down the muzzle to help the slide out.

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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

I agree with the above posters pull the ball out or shoot it out with grease or compressed air. Compressed air would be the easiest and cheapest way

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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

Strap it to a tire with bungee cord....Go behing the garage with a fishing pole line tied to the trigger and touch it off...Thats what my buddy did when he double loaded his....


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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

Use a CO2 and shoot it out with air!How do you what is was loaded with---maybe 200 gr of BP! UGGGGHHHH

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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

Pull the load. Whther with a co2 tool, ball puller or grease, don;t try to shoot it
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Re: flinter left loaded for 5yrs

I brought a used T/C Hawken of an older guy. Said he cleaned it up real good when he last used it which was over 15 years ago.

I got it home and found out it was still loaded. This is what I did.

Placed the barrel in the sink and submerged the old powder.

Used about 1/4 bottle of soap and poured it down the barrel to lube it up.

Got a hammer, vise grips, and a metal ram rod.
Placed the ball screw on the rod, pushed it into the ball it, hit it lightly with the hammer, clamped the vise grips on the rod turned a little, hit a little, turned a little hit a little.

I did this till I felt it would not pull out.. Then I held on to the barrel with my left hand and pulled with my right.
and it came out.

The most important thing is to use a lot of soap to lube the barrel.

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