.450 No. 2 BP

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders & Black Powder' started by HWL, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Looks great, HWL!

    There are a few gunseller’s tricks you can use to seal, lacquer, and enhance the color case hardened action.

    Tony Galazan sells a kit now too: https://connecticutshotgun.co/case-color-enhancement-kit/

    It will enhance the case colors by about 15-20% and more importantly, it will laquer the action so you don’t wear off any color.

    Really impressed, congrats on a great gun!
     

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    @HWL great idea with the .458” / 11.61mm approach. I’d suggest you consider Barnes bullets so you can shoot the lowest pressures. Also, have you considered leaching oil from the head of the stock and having a gunsmith epoxy or further support the internal stock inletting to reduce a chance of splitting in the future?
     

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    My gunsmith told me, the stock is as solid as any other big game double.

    But not to risc a brocken gun, I think, I will feed the old lady (born in 1931!)with mild loads only.


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    I think your gun is great. With all due respect, I think your Smith is wrong though. I see cracks at the head of the stock at both sides and a hairline to one top overhorn too. There is 1-2mm of shrinkback at the head and 1-2mm of staining from oil leeching into the open grain of the wood. Tending to this now is cheap, less than 100 euros/dollars. Unresolved, one shot could blow the stock leaving you with a worthless gun.

    She’s too beautiful not to protect for another century of use.

    Just my opinion.
     

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