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  1. Keith

    Making Wads And Patching For A Smoothbore Muzzle Loader

  2. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Twelve.winter Hunting.

    If you are using a patched ball in rifle or smoothbore, the usual method is to grease the patch or use a spit patch. The spit patch is a cloth patch that you place in your mouth to wet it before placing it over the muzzle & placing a round ball on top & then ramming the ball & patch down on the...
  3. Keith

    Uk Re-enactment/living History Groups.

    http://www.lacewars.co.uk/ http://nfoe.org.uk/ http://www.13thfoot.co.uk/ http://www.englishcivilwar.org/p/re-enactment.html
  4. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. Part Two.

    A lot of people when they first venture into the world of muzzleloaders choose to purchase a percussion lock muzzle-loader. There is nothing wrong in this, these percussions work just fine. The only reasons I prefer a flintlock over a percussion is because the percussion requires caps to make...
  5. Keith

    All About Flintlocks. (by Request). Part One.

    There is a certain amount of skill & knowledge that goes into using a flintlock muzzle-loading arm to make it function satisfactorily. I won't say my flintlocks have never misfired, they have, but the problem was easily fixed. I must also say that I had had as many misfires from the...
  6. Keith

    Hunting & Trapping.

    I started hunting & trapping as a kid in the UK, hunted there for about 10 years, meat for the table. Mostly rabbit,hare & wood pigeon. Now we purchase all our meat because I love to see all the wildlife about the place, but I hunted for meat for the table here for about 30 years, mostly with a...
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