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Old 01-22-2017, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye View Post
If you have powder leaking out from your pan, you have a problem!!! Especially if it is leaking between the barrel and the lock, sooner or later you will blow the lock off that gun...Fix the problem!!! The pan should fit tight enough that powder doesn't leak out...
It wasn't leaking between the barrel and lock. I did fix it. I used 3F.

Investarms should learn how to build a flintlock. They've been doing it long enough to get it right, but they're content to continue to make crap. Just like the rest of the foreign junk.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:22 AM
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Well Pete, if you want to get downright technical, All American made firearms, in reality, is foreign But I get your point.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr.Flintlock View Post
I only use black powder. GOEX 3f for my main charge and GOEX 4f or Swiss Null B for prime. I order my powder from Powder Inc. ships to my front door Via Fed X.
3f even in .50 &.54?
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by super_hunt54 View Post
Well Pete, if you want to get downright technical, All American made firearms, in reality, is foreign But I get your point.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:13 PM
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My flinters don't leak powder. I also use 4f as it's the most consistent in my rifles.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ModernPrimitive View Post
3f even in .50 &.54?

Yep, 30grs in my .40 and 80grs FFF in my .54...

Back in the 60s and 70s the theory was use FFF in .45 and below and FF in .50 and above...It's not necessary to do that and since black powder leaves a fouling residue you can cut from say 100grs FF in a .54 to 80grs and have a cleaner burning load, leave less residue in the barrel and get about the same velocities...
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:24 PM
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Leaking pans are easily fixed by mating the base of the frizzen to the top of the pan with a file...
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:30 PM
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I use 3f in my .50 cal hawken .In pan 4f and on wet day I dump it out a lot and put in dry ...
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