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#12232373 - 08/26/17 Must not buy it...Must not buy it...  
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Boys, ran across a Farmington three band .52 (or .54) caliber musket-rifle...it is new, (well, that is as new as a 40 year old rifle can be)... Straight plain Walnut, patchbox ect. When I go back to NOT BUY IT, what should I look for? Price is...unspeakable.


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#12232531 - 08/26/17 Re: Must not buy it...Must not buy it... [Re: Uncas]  
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That whole setup begins and ends with the breeching components being clean, lightly oiled, and rust free.
Ones that were "only fired a coupla' times",...and then poorly cleaned CAN be a major PITA.

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#12232680 - 08/26/17 Re: Must not buy it...Must not buy it... [Re: Uncas]  
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No Sir, this is a new gun.


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#12233974 - 08/27/17 Re: Must not buy it...Must not buy it... [Re: Uncas]  
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NEAT !

.........with a properly cast / fitted hollow base conical, those things are capable of damn fine accuracy.
Just be attentive to keeping the recess in the forearm clean. free of tramp powder bedding.

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#12260078 - 09/09/17 Re: Must not buy it...Must not buy it... [Re: Uncas]  
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Well, I can help you out of the pain and agony. Send me the info where and how to get it and I will take it so you won't have to fret.
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Those are some nice muskets.
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#12274986 - 09/16/17 Re: Must not buy it...Must not buy it... [Re: Uncas]  
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I say that all the time. Doesn't work.

#12278122 - 09/18/17 Re: Must not buy it...Must not buy it... [Re: Uncas]  
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Getting weaker....weaker...


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