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Getting Schooled on cap and ball revolver
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Any recommendations in Central Bucks for getting trained up on cap-and-ball revolver? I've promised myself that my new skill for 2013 will be just that.

I'm thinking that I really want a Remington 1858 police model in .36 caliber, but am open to being persuaded that .44 is the way to go.

But above all, I want to learn to do it right so as not to set off something like the dreaded chain-fire or some other dumb thing.
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I have a .44 Remington carbine replica and I always used lube over the ball to seal each chamber after loading. You will need to use lube (crisco works) or a greased felt wad to seal the ball. So far, so good, but I haven't shot it in a while.
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halftrack;87183 Wrote:I have a .44 Remington carbine replica and I always used lube over the ball to seal each chamber after loading. You will need to use lube (crisco works) or a greased felt wad to seal the ball. So far, so good, but I haven't shot it in a while.

Yeah, it seems like various folks have different ideas over what goes into the glop.
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If your round balls are the correct size for the cylinder, you do not need to grease the ends of the cylinder. Chain fires come almost entirely from using the wrong caps.
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