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melting lead
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  Long Hard Rifle Case Wanted Please
Posted by: KieranW - 16-07-2018, 02:44 PM - Forum: Sales & Wants - No Replies

Hello, I am searching for a rifle case (metal, plastic or wood) which can accommodate a rifle 54" (138mm) in length i.e. internal dimension must be no less than these (the case can of course be longer).

I'm not worried about the looks of the hard case, just that it functions properly and is in reasonable condition.

Many thanks, Kieran.

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  2018 Hornsey Wood Pigeon Match
Posted by: martin_crix - 15-07-2018, 10:59 PM - Forum: Shotgun - No Replies

Congratulations go to Graham Simpson for winning the coveted bronze pigeon trophy at yesterday's Hornsey Wood Pigeon Match (muzzle loading helice) at Rugby & District Trap Club. Thanks to all the competitors who travelled across the country to take part and the R&DTC staff for hosting it. I'm sure you'll all agree it was a great day out at this most challenging of shotgun events. Please see the website results listing (shotgun) for the scores.

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  melting lead
Posted by: stuarta - 06-07-2018, 01:57 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (1)

Can I used an old copper saucepan on a camping gas ring to melt lead?
Do I need a thermometer to accurately find the correct temperature for casting lead balls?
thank you

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  .451 bullet mould. Volunteer PH with Henry rifling
Posted by: Chris O'Keeffe - 30-06-2018, 04:34 PM - Forum: Musket & Rifle - No Replies

Hello, I am looking for a bullet mould that casts a 450 grain projectile in .450 caliber direct from the mould and does not need sizing. I have a Lee mini bullet mould which is the correct diameter, cast super mini bullets at .450, that fit perfectly, but it is too light. Any recommendations much appreciated. Kind regards Chris, Surrey Branch MLAGB.

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  Draft Offensive Weapons Bill
Posted by: Mijawe - 24-06-2018, 06:01 AM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - No Replies

On 20th June the UK Government presented the draft Offensive Weapons Bill before parliament concerning certain firearms, knives and corrosive substances. To summarise the firearms part:

  • Any rifle capable of producing over 10,000ftlb of muzzle energy will be made Section 5 (effectively banned)

  • Any rifle with the exception of .22 Rimfire rifles which eject the spent case by using waste gas (blowback) or via a mechanism that is powered by the waste gas (eg: piston) will be made Section 5 (effectively banned)
    • This will catch both MARS actions and Lever Release guns.
  • [size=undefined]Bump stocks or similar devices will be banned.[/size]

  • [size=undefined]There will be a mechanism for compensation

Link to the draft bill is here:

Link to the explanatory notes is here:

Mike W

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  An oft' repeated query?
Posted by: Blind_Pugh - 11-06-2018, 09:31 PM - Forum: Events - No Replies

Would it be possible to see the results list updated to include the 'Pistolfest' Competition 28/29 April?  They appear to have been forgotten somehow?  Perhaps, while we are at it, maybe the results for the National Pistol Championships could be posted at the same time?

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  Scottish Muzzle Loading Championships
Posted by: martin_crix - 10-06-2018, 07:04 PM - Forum: Shotgun - Replies (5)

I am pleased to announce that the the owner of the Scottish Clay Shooting Centre at Leuchars, Fife, which is to host the 2018 Scottish Muzzle Loading and Black Powder Hammer Gun this coming Saturday, 16th June has generously donated £250 prize money to be spread equally across the 2 muzzle loading competitions and the 2 hammer gun competitions. Medals will be awarded for the top 3 places for each competition as well as the splendid trophies donated by the Cumbria Branch for the winners of the single target muzzle loading competition and the double barrel hammer gun competition. See main advert in Black Powder magazine. The shoot starts at 10.00 sharp. For those that haven't been before, each competion is shot at the same time with the guns squadded. It should be a cracking good shoot as it always is. Hope to see you there.
Martin Crix - MLAGB Shotgun Secretary

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  WANTED: kit for .577 Enfield
Posted by: HGreenoEsq - 05-06-2018, 08:31 AM - Forum: Sales & Wants - Replies (2)

Hi All,

I have just started out in the world of muzzle loading and have just brought my first rifle. A lovely early Parke Hale 2 band navy in .577. I am now in need of kit so looking for anyone with spares that they would like to pass on or sell. Ramrods, sling, tools, tubes, cleaning accessories, powder flasks and measures, etc.

Thanks! Any suggestions of kit I need to get to start out that I may not have thought of then please also post below!

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  Swiss OB Issues
Posted by: Mantonman - 04-06-2018, 10:42 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (3)

Hi Folks,
I was wondering if anyone else has had similar issues to those highlighted below with the normally excellent Swiss OB priming powder.
But first things first and I need to state that I use a great deal of Swiss OB in my flint shotgun, it is stored along with my Swiss 2 powder in a dry room in the standard explosives box. 
When you use a lot of anything you get to know its characteristics and in the case of the OB priming it is very free-flowing, and extremely fast burning. My latest 250g bottle was totally the opposite, it would not flow, and was slow-burning. I have broken up any lumps, emptied the bottle spreading the powder thinly on a tray and gently warmed it just in case for some inexplicable reason it was damp, even though the bottle was brand new. But even after all this the powder would not even flow easily through a large funnel when returning it to the bottle.
The only superficial differences I can see is the bottle, where a label with the word ‘special’ has been stuck on the front which I have not seen before on a 250g bottle, and the powder doesn’t ‘glisten’ and is rather dead-looking.

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  Pedersoli serial numbers
Posted by: stuarta - 04-06-2018, 03:08 PM - Forum: Black Powder Chat - Replies (3)

I have been offered a Pedersoli rifle, I am told it is a Hawken .45, the serial no. is SN86625, I thought if I looked on the Pedersoli web site or entered the detail in GoggleI would be able to find out more about the rifle. Nothing about serial numbers has come up. Is there a data base of numbers that I just haven't found?

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