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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: 5B/northern lanc. co.
Re: New Flintlock, advice needed!
Check to see if its loaded 1st!
Take it off the stock and scrub the barrel inside and out with 0000 steel wool and oil.
Remove the touchhole and then pump soapy water thru it followed by a warm rinse.
Dry the barrel inside with a couple patches and then use a hair drier to finish.
If you are going to store it for a while,light coating of Olive Oil inside and out.If you are going to shoot soon,just the outside.Keep the barrel dry.
Remove the lock by loosing the side bolt ALMOST the whole way.Tap the bolt to push the lock out then remove the bolt and lock.
Tooth brush and soapy wat the lock,rinse and dry with hair drier or oven at lowest setting.
When dry,light coating of Olive Oil over the lock inside and out.
No oil on the frizzen face.Whipe that with alcohol.
I don't use any petrolium based oils on ANY of my guns anymore.Olive Oil is a much better rust preventer and when use in the barrel will not make tar when fired.
You will need,
.490 or .495 round ball
TC like .015 patches
Can of FFg and some FFFg or FFFFg for the pan
Jag to clean and patch puller
Most 50cal TC's like 80grs of FFg,.490 ball,and .015 patch.
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