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Re: Breech will not close

Posted by ottis Reese on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, at 3:51 p.m., in response to Re: Breech will not close, posted by Jim Meredith on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, at 11:35 a.m.

I had measured the bullet before, it is 0.458, so it should be ok. I currently have the rifle at parade rest and soaking in acetone to remove what appears to be 100+ year old dried grease. There is nothing in the chamber and I am 99% sure that it is rifling marks in the bullet as Jim M. noted he has seen. I am going to purchase some commercial ammo and see if it works. If it does I will have to figure something out with the 100 rounds of custom ordered ammo I have on hand. I will keep you updated as to what I find.


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