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Old 11-13-2012, 06:02 PM
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Picked up a very nice 1884 sans the ramrod. Picked up an M78 rod at the Tulsa gunshow that has every appearance of being original. However, either the upper barrel band rod channel is too shallow or the rod is tool large a diameter where begins to flare. I say this because when the band is removed the rod seats into position very nicely. The rod is shy of seating by about 1.5 inches. Am considering deepening that channel but wanted to get some pro/con input first.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 PM
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sometimes it is just swollen from moisture. If I could get a smaller diameter wire, i'd check the depth of the original hole first.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:24 AM
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Morning.
I didn't know the trap door had a ram rod. I thought it was a cartridge rifle.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:25 AM
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Morning.
I didn't know the trap door had a ram rod. I thought it was a cartridge rifle.

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Cleaning rod then! But I bet the old timers called it a wiping stick.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:27 AM
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sometimes it is just swollen from moisture. If I could get a smaller diameter wire, i'd check the depth of the original hole first.
Hard to imagine a metal rod swollen by moisture. The rod seats fine when the top band is removed.
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