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So, I went a bit crazy after Christmas and had some cash to get rid of. So no better time to go to cabelas! When I got there, I realize I forgot my Fid (like a dumbass). Not wanting to come home empty handed, I started looking at cap and Ball and muzzle loading guns. Ended up walking out with a Pietta 1860 New Army in 44 cal (along with another 150 dollars worth of ammo for my other toys).

 

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NICE and congratulations!  Is this your 1st one or are you GTG and know everything ya need to make it work right, clean it, etc.?  I'm available for phone consult if needed.

 

Dave

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NICE and congratulations!  Is this your 1st one or are you GTG and know everything ya need to make it work right, clean it, etc.?  I'm available for phone consult if needed.

 

Dave

First one! I ordered some wads and waiting on those to come in. Going to back to Delaware on Sunday and pick up some powder and try and find caps. 

 

Any recs on powder? 

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First one! I ordered some wads and waiting on those to come in. Going to back to Delaware on Sunday and pick up some powder and try and find caps. 

 

Any recs on powder? 

#10 Remington percussion caps

Goex FFFg real Black Powder

.454 soft lead balls

#4400 Ox-Yoke pre-lubed .45 cal wonder-wads

 

Use 27 grains of powder for optimum accuracy.  Yes Cabela's sells Black Powder, but you have to find an employee who KNOWS where the Powder Magazine is located in the back behind the wall of guns.  Good luck and let me know if ya need any other help!

 

Rosey

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Oh YEAH......Black Powder Gunz......now you just need another one for your other hand.....

 

If you tinker, you can follow these steps to smooth out your Pietta;

 

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_One.pdf

http://www.theopenrange.net/articles/Tuning_the_Pietta_Part_Two.pdf

 

For rounds balls in bulk, you can order them from an independent caster here, I've been dealing with him for years;

 

http://www.whyteleatherworks.com/BigLube.html

 

You can get .45 cal felt wads here;

 

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/list/item.aspx/174/1

http://www.buffaloarms.com/wool_felt_wads_pr-4115.aspx

 

If you accidentally order DRY wads like I did, you can always put a handful in a glass jar and loob them up with olive oil.

 

And you might wanna get one of these, so your hand don't get sore;

 

http://cowboygunparts.com/loading-handle-C&B-Revolver.html

 

Loading Stand;

 

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_100_354&products_id=7768&osCsid=3rleebe9kp1astomk7svgltoj7

 

If you can't get, or don't wanna use real black, I recommend APP, nice and smokey alternative to real black that cleans up easily.

 

Powder Flask;

 

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/69/2/FLASK-PS

 

Capper;

 

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/3/1

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I got some pyrodex pellets to try (only 20 bucks, worth a shot hehehe) no caps to be found at cabelas though. And the customer service was a bit lacking tonight.

 

Where's a good place to find caps? All they had were 209 caps, and got blank stares when asking about 210 caps.

 

I'll definitely have to get a a capper too before I do anything.

 

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I got some pyrodex pellets to try (only 20 bucks, worth a shot hehehe) no caps to be found at cabelas though. And the customer service was a bit lacking tonight.

 

Where's a good place to find caps? All they had were 209 caps, and got blank stares when asking about 210 caps.

 

I'll definitely have to get a a capper too before I do anything.

 

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I've never had much luck finding caps locally to me (North Jersey), so I've purchased in bulk online and had them shipped.

 

Here's some google results;

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=remington+%2310+caps&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

 

Regarding the Pyrodex, be sure to wash your gun right away, and Pyrodex contains gremlins that like to rust and pit unclean gunz.

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I've never had much luck finding caps locally to me (North Jersey), so I've purchased in bulk online and had them shipped.

 

Here's some google results;

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=remington+%2310+caps&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

 

Regarding the Pyrodex, be sure to wash your gun right away, and Pyrodex contains gremlins that like to rust and pit unclean gunz.

I'll probably end up ordering a ton from sportsmans warehouse. Good prices and stuff is in stock. 

 

I like to give my guns a good once over after a range trip, so that wont be much of an issue. 

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#10 Remington percussion caps

Goex FFFg real Black Powder

.454 soft lead balls

#4400 Ox-Yoke pre-lubed .45 cal wonder-wads

 

Use 27 grains of powder for optimum accuracy.  Yes Cabela's sells Black Powder, but you have to find an employee who KNOWS where the Powder Magazine is located in the back behind the wall of guns.  Good luck and let me know if ya need any other help!

 

Rosey

where are you getting powder and caps? anyone up in Sussex county?black powder? wasn't there a muzzle loader shop in milford pa?

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where are you getting powder and caps? anyone up in Sussex county?black powder? wasn't there a muzzle loader shop in milford pa?

I get powder from both clubs I'm a member of (at a reduced rate since it's w/o any retail mark-up), so membership(s) has its' privileges!  PLUS I can drive to Dixon's in Kempton, PA. for any granulation.

 

Percussion caps I buy at Dixon's and at Cabela's in Hamburg, PA (Cabela's is 11 miles further west on Rt. 78 from Dixon's).  Since I'm a competitive Shooter, I always have several pounds of black and a thousand caps or more on-hand at all times.

 

That old Mom and Pop Shop in Milford had a lot of stuff.  But they're gone now from what i understand.  Something (a male first name) and Ethel's was its' name.

 

Simon Peter also carries caps.  Not sure about real black powder, but I and friends have bought caps there too!

 

Let me know if you wanna come to a Match.  You can often get supplies there.

 

Rosey

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