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Old 12-28-2020, 3:31 PM
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I've had this black powder Uberti 1858 for a while and the cap cone was always tight when using CCI 10 caps and way too loose using CCI 11s. Why don't I use any other brand you ask, because I can't find them without paying hazmat. I even ordered a Teso 11 and it was just a little loose also, not as bad as the one that came with the gun. So today I decided to gently Dremel a bit off all around. Should have done this months ago. I have an original set on order for 18 bucks delivered in case the CCI 10s disappear. I also have some bluing so it doesn't rust. No more misfires.
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I press them in using a dowel as firmly as I can and it would still misfire about 1/3 of the time. Now I can feel them firmly all the way down like a glove.
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I also have some bluing so it doesn't rust. No more misfires.
Bluing does not stop rust.
Bluing is purely cosmetic.

Oil stops rust.
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OK, I'll clean it off and oil those cones after each use then. So much work for those guns back then...
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OK, I'll clean it off and oil those cones after each use then.
So much work for those guns back then...
You should be oiling it every shooting/cleaning session anyways because
the hot soapy water you should be using to strip out the remaining salts also takes off the old oil.
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I use boiling water poured down the barrel of my BP rifle after scrubbing with hot water and soap. It helps heat the barrel up so that it dries faster. Then I oil the gun.
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I use boiling water poured down the barrel of my BP rifle after scrubbing with hot water and soap. It helps heat the barrel up so that it dries faster. Then I oil the gun.
Same here.
I boil water, add dish soap, scrub, rinse and oil after it drys.
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Randall,

Have you tried an ultrasonic cleaner for BP pistols?

I haven't shot BP since I got one, but was thinking it would make for pretty easy cleanup..

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following all this because in the market for an 1858!, but sold out everywhere except brass frame....
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Met a guy at the range with the Pietta colt and walker, the caps wouldn't go in correctly at any angle, for some reason they didn't make a deep enough bevel. I guess he'll have to insert them with the cylinder taken out. Love my Uberti. The 45LC conversion cylinder also fit without any adjustments. Shoots high with the cowboy 850fps loads. 25g of FFF gets it out to the 50yd 12x20 plate easily.

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I shoot Tripple 7 now and it just washes out with water and soap easily. It doesn't gunk up the works as much either, get like 6 or 8 loadings before things get tight. Save the real black powder for the flintlock.

Tripple 7 is slightly higher power but since I'm only using 25 grains it's not noticeable.
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There was a guy selling a ruger old army still a few months ago. That thing can take some punishment but requires FFL.
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Just to clarify, a ruger old army does NOT need an ffl despite gun shop FUD.
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Damn, confusing while I was researching. I would have probably wanted that one because it's built Ruger Tough and all my revolvers are Rugers. Oh well...
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Have you tried an ultrasonic cleaner for BP pistols?
No.
But the big advantage of boiling water is that the gun dries itself out afterwards.
Unless the ultrasonic runs at 150 to 200, you are going to have to disassemble the action to get all the water out if it.
With hot water down only the barrel, you are not mucking with the lockwork.
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