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The Barracks / Re: Memorial Day
« Last post by Tuolumne Lawman on Yesterday at 08:34:54 PM »
We have our annual High Sierra Shoot Out at Railroad Flat, CA every Memorial day, since around 1985.  The first day, we have a Memorial Day ceremony where we present the flag, say a prayer for the fallen, and have an honor guard of veterans and a 21 gun salute to Taps.
USFA CSS / Re: Bisley flattop target
« Last post by Gun K1n6 on Yesterday at 08:15:10 PM »
I own a 4.75” FTT in .45 Colt. Never seen a Bisley FTT. Only the Holland & Holland target version with the rear sight and often the long flute cylinder.
If you find one - buy it  (before I do)
The Barracks / Re: Looking for a book recommendation
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on Yesterday at 06:46:14 PM »
John McAulay's Carbines of the US Cavalry is good for mounted troops, but probably not as detailed as you are looking for. John recently left for that great ordnance depot in the sky. He was an amazing researcher and will be missed.
The Barracks / Re: the FWIW category...
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on Yesterday at 06:16:34 PM »
Try plugging the chamber and filling the bore with Hoppes or Bore Shine and let it soak. Will probably take several rounds. Another thing to do is shoot a bunch of reloads with IMR 4451. That powder claims to clear out jacket fouling, and it does seem to knock it back. I picked up a nice '96 rifle that was full of grease. The first one I got like that had a new barrel under the goop. Not this one. The first time I shot it and looked down the barrel, it had a forest of guilding metal in there. It eventually shot well enough to do middle of the pack in a DCM match, but it had a lot of throat erosion.  Krags are great rifles! one of my favorites.
The Barracks / Re: InRangeTV Two Gun Match with Indian War gear
« Last post by Arizona Trooper on Yesterday at 06:06:32 PM »
Thanks! My Kaibabs are about done for. I sure am looking forward to moving back to southern Az.!
STORM / Re: Thuer Video
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Yesterday at 03:46:51 PM »
Pretty interesting revolver. Its in great condition also.

I had never really got to see how they really work up close so the video did explain them pretty well. Thanks for sharing.
The Barracks / Re: the FWIW category...
« Last post by LongWalker on Yesterday at 03:27:20 PM »
I recently spent more than a month cleaning up the bore on a Krag infantry rifle, and it still isn't "clean".  I decided to part  it out when I was tired of buying brushes, and it was clear that it would never be a cast bullet shooter.  With jacketed bullets, it will do 3-4" at 100 yards from a bench.  The bore wasn't just "fouled"--as is often found in milsurp rifles, it had layers of powder fouling combined with metal fouling from both cupronickel and gilding metal jackets. 

Foaming bore cleaner did help to speed things up (and to make a mess).  I didn't try electrochemical cleaning (like a "Foul Out" from Outers, or a homemade version), but it might be worth a try. 

One commonly-used way to "loosen" old fouling is to shoot jacketed loads through the gun, then clean it while it is still warm (or at least soak the bore with solvent).  I did this several times--and it did help--but didn't get it all. 

Once the bore is clean, if it isn't too bad (a very subjective thing) there are some "tricks" you can use with cast bullets to maybe get enough accuracy for GAF skirmishing.  Maybe.  It all depends on the bore, and bullet fit. 

The Barracks / Re: the FWIW category...
« Last post by pony express on Yesterday at 01:48:29 PM »
Probably got a bit of copper fouling in it. .304 is awfully small for a groove diameter for a Krag.
The Barracks / Re: .50-70
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 01:39:20 PM »
Got one for sale.
STORM / Thuer Video
« Last post by Coal Creek Griff on Yesterday at 12:46:26 PM »
I've never been able to view a Thuer revolver up close. This video helped.

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