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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2009, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Percussion Longrifle

Thought I would share some pics of my percussion longrifle, she was built by a man in Ohio in 1970, 45 cal.

She is one of the finest shooting rifles of any type that I have ever owned.



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2009, 03:26 PM
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Droooollll. Very nice rifle. Can you tell us something about that possibles bag and accoutremant you have there?

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Very nice. I like the ramrod.

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NICE!

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The possibles belonged to a friend of mine who has since passed away, the legbone knife in the bag was also his. I never get them out without thinking of him.

On the right, hanging from the strap, is a 70 gr measure and my starting hammer, both made out of whitetail horn, and a brass capper.

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Re: Percussion Longrifle

Have you considered coning the muzzle so you don't need a short starter? I coned my Lyman Great Plains .54 flinter and it's a joy being able to thumb start a ball and go straight to the ramrod to seat the load. No accuracy loss either.

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Re: Percussion Longrifle

coning a rifle is fine for hunting. Not so good for a target gun. There is usually, (I admit not always) a loss is fine target accuracy.

I wouls rather use a short starter and retain a proper crown,
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No, When I carry my longrifles I still load from the horn & pouch, I like the tradition of taking all the steps to load even if it takes a lot of extra time.
I'm not sure when they started coning barrels and I don't have anything against it.
Thats the nice part of muzzleloading we can each do our own thing, create tools to enjoy the sport in our own way.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-08-2009, 11:49 PM
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Re: Percussion Longrifle

I'm not big on sidelock percussion rifles but no doubt that's a good looking rifle! I've been building, repairing and shooting ML's for 28 years and I strongly advise against coning. In theory, the cone should not have an affect on accuracy but, more often than not, "theory" does not correspond with reality. "Acceptable accuracy" is a matter of personal opinion and as such remains a personal choice which is why I "advise" not "dictate". I have seen coning turn an excellent shooting match-grade ML barrel into junk.
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If Coneing is the same as say the T/C QLA, then forget it, especially with roundballs, too sloppy.

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