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    Posted: October 10 2018 at 6:42am
Not a Lee I'm afraid, but a Pattern 1853 Enfield, 2nd Model, dated 1857 with British Military Markings.

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Looks super nice. Wish it was going into my collection. Enjoy it.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pukka Bundook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2018 at 11:22am
Very nice rifle!
 
Is it a Second pattern?  ...can't decide if I can see springs or just wood reflection.
Are you going to use it with paper cartridges?   Brett and a few others on BMF  been doing piles of work with them.   V good results too.
 
How's the bore Terry?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Canuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2018 at 11:46am
Wow, that's really cool!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2018 at 1:18pm
Nice! Reminds me of the old Bugs Bunny cartoon about the Hatfield's and McCoys!
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One question. What Calibre?
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"Gert Big 'un" uses a pound of Fg to fire a garbage can 3 miles!
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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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super - i wish mine looked like that , i think i need another - improoved version , 
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.577" and the load was  2 1/2 drams of rifle powder.  (about 70 grs)
These days some use 3F and about 55 grs.
 
Rob still hit our 700 yard target with this light load.
 
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Certainly a second model with barrel bands secured by springs and dated 1857. The bore is in reasonable shape, but I have no intention of firing it. In my collection the British Military Muzzle-loaders are respected wall-hangers, while I confine shooting activities to my 7.62mm Enfields and occasionally the .303s.





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Terry,
 
I think we can respect these and still use them.  :-)
 
Mind, I know down there even finding powder can be difficult!
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Not firing it, you are missing a fun time. Due to loading time you won't shoot as many shots, but they are fun to shoot. While I don't have the military rifles, I have a 54 Hawkin, 45 Kentucky, 36 Seneca, and a 28 ga shotgun.
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I have the same rifle. We've always used FFF g w/ 60 - 65 gr load for a .577 Minie ball.
(I have a Lee mould & smelter. Always use pure lead)
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