Rescued me a .50 Renegade rock lock

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    I told myself I was done with flinters. But I say this early 'gade, # 7489x, dirty but not fouled, with a great lock ( no hammer wobble on the tumbler) and the sweetest unset trigger ever.
    The bore patched a little rough and showed some orange, but some steel wool and JB took care of it. Only one defect a little larger than an AR 15 gas port. Hopefully that's all the is.
    She has the old Patridge sights and wood/ metal finish is almost 100%.
    Up until now the flintlock has beaten me. I hope this one breaks the jinx.
    Lots of work to do to be ready for December...
     
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    How about some pics. Before and after.
     
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    I went after the bore with a vengeance. JB'd the living daylights out of it. The lands are loaded with tool marks. The bore also is not exactly uniform. Lots of tight/ loose spots. Very evident when ramming. She shoots 3 into 2 1/2 inches at 50 yards. A .490 ball in .015 ticking (Ox Yoke commercial stuff) 70 gr of 3f Swiss.
    Went to Dixon's yesterday and had a Lyman frizzen put on it. Sparks better now.
    I didn't notice myself flinching like I used to. That's good!
    I'm hopeful I can improve on things a bit. She loads REALLY tight so I might try lapping to smooth/ even things out some.
    Oh the joy...
     
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    Would love to see some pics...
     
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    Is there a " How to" sticky?
     
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    Or just do a Copy (on the pic on your computer) then just Paste it in the post window with your text.
     
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    Here's my Renegade! Pre warning.
     

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    There's nothing like a flintlock, learn to knap your own flints and to make your own powder. The self suficientcy is very rewarding, but also you have a arm that a the government can't meddle with.
     
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    I've gone all muzzleloader. Off paper is nice, but don't think for a second that the yankee govt won't mess with muzzleloaders... I put NOTHING past the power hungry fools.
     
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