- Jun 18, 2019
DL , I have a brother in San Antonio who has a machine shop , several lathes, cnc mill etc. I'm 20 miles north of Lampasses , maybe we could make the dies.
DL, I made the mistake of trying “Bens Red” Lube Quite awhile back in a Muzzleloader, I found out QUICKLY that it‘s NO Good for Blackpowder, That stuff left the Nastiest fouling i have ever seen, Sort of like Concrete I came to the Conclusion that Lucas Red N Tacky Grease is best left for Grease GunsWell i loaded up 2 cylinders this afternoon. One cylinder with 27 grns of Goex 3F and round ball. The other with 30 grn Pyro P pellets and Omnivores HBSWCHP bullets. To say i was a little dissapointed was an understatement. I now know that white lithium grease is to be avoided on the base pin. It turned to tar on the first cylinder. On the first shot i noticed 3 caps about to come off, so i stopped and pulled the cylinder and pulled caps and squeezed caps and reinstalled all. Last 5 shot fine. 2cd cylinder i squeezed the caps first. All 12 rounds fired but there was so much blow back thru the caps it was unreal. The hammer was covered in blow back. Next step is new caps and better ones. I guess I still have work to do here.
Congrats, sweet. They are getting more expensive every day it seems.
Well guys i picked her up last night. Met my buddy and his wife, with my wife, in Belton at Schoepf's Bar-B-Que. It was nice getting caught up after almost 2 years. Got home after about 10pm and didnt feel like messy with cleaning it up so left it for today. Made sure all was here. Action was extremely tight, both cylinders were crammed full of grease. Suddenly a light went on, no one fills stainless steel cylinders with grease to prevent rust. Took a metal probe and checked the grease depth, hell there was a ball there. Both cylinders were loaded and have been for many many years. I removed the nipples and checked the charges. I found 2 bores with no powder, just ball and grease. James knows nothing about C&B revolvers and the old man just accepted the revolver as payment for broken windows. I carefully drove out the charges and balls. Heated some hot water and added some dawn soap. Let soak for a couple of hours. Damn they cleaned up with no signs of corrosion. No wear on ratchet, and not on bolt recess. So now i stripped the whole revolver down, it was loaded with grease, and cleaned with hot water and dawn dish soap. After reassembly it works perfectly. Looking down barrel all bores line up on both cylinders and also on spare a blue cylinder i have. I cannot tell if this gun has ever been shot or not. Now it is my turn. I think i did good.
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