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#1 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:31 PM

Today I did not go hunting due to the weather. This afternoon I decided to shoot my flintlock to recheck the zero at 50 yds. The past several days I thought I had been losing pan powder. I did find my lock screw was a little loose. Everything was fine for the first shot although I was too high. I reloaded and lowered the sight. This time when the rifle went off I got some smoke coming out of the lock and trigger areas. Yep I was losing powder all right. Fortunately it was only enough to make a real mess of the inside of the lock and trigger assembly. I did shoot a third shot and it was right on. It took me several hours to get the working mechanism all cleaned up from bp powder gook. Lesson learned even if you suspect losing powder down inside the mechanism take it apart and just blow that powder out.

Edited by PA RIDGE RUNNER, 09 January 2008 - 05:33 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:02 PM

That must have made you look when you saw the rifle smoking...
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:30 PM

I did find a screw was a little loose.


Man I was trying to tell you that for a bunch of years but you just don't listen. :lol: :doh:
Glad you got everything fixed up. ;)
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:50 PM

Man I was trying to tell you that for a bunch of years but you just don't listen. :lol: :doh:
Glad you got everything fixed up. ;)



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#5 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:39 PM

Cayugad: Yes I thought I had killed the thing.

Eric: Watch it son I know where you sleep.

Larry: Don't encourage him. :lol: :lol:
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