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M74/41/51 (Collecting)

by Fabian23 ⌂, Switzerland, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:41 (2916 days ago) @ DaJoPa

Hallo Hallo :-)

Sorry for the late reply, indeed I have not been around the forum much at all lately. Lots to do settling in to my new country.

I have not yet fired the '51 rifle although I have everything I need. The bullet I will be trying is the one used for Kammerladers which Oyvind had made by LEE a few years ago, have a look in the Kammerlader articles on the main site. For chamber cleaning I have had a tool made by a fellow member Gianluca which I hope will help at least clean the barrel and scrape the breech face. It screws onto the original ramrod. I think cleaning the pillar will be simply a case of leaving cleaning fluid down bore for a while to soften everything up and brushing with a small brush.

For the load I first plan to try a simple volumetric load by calcutating the volume of the powder chamber up to the tip of the pillar and using the corresponding volume of powder.

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