Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

Yes Buffalo Arms told me they include a custom 458 expander in the ch4d set, same as what they use in making their high dollar 43 Beaumont ammo. The one ch4d ships with the die set is 453 or so.
by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

Yes, I’ve been necking down with 45 acp die and using 458 socom expander to size back up a bit. Was hoping the die would take care of it for me. We will see.
by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

First, KneverKnew, you are not MUD! Yes they are not cheap but I thought it was a worthwhile investment. Now to business! I cut down my 50-90 sharps with a cheap, Harbor Freight, mini chop saw. I then used Imperial sizing wax as a lube and sized the cases. After that, I trimmed them down to the 2.0...
by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

Rapidrob wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:38 pm
I think you have found the load the rifle likes. Now, you need to try Paper-Patching and to hell with barrel leading.
I am very interested in paper patching. Can you direct me to good resources that would help me learnt it?
by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

Well, you might as well go ahead and call my name MUD. I called Buffalo Arms. They happened to have a set of 43 Beaumont dies. They cost almost as much as the gun itself, but I bit the bullet and placed the order. Man was that painful. I sure hope I get a LOT of use out of them. Now for the big ques...
by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

This question concerns the use of such a small amount of IMR 4198 in my Beaumont loads. The 30 grain load which seams to shoot so well for me leaves a large amount of free space in the case. One manual I’ve read says to use a poly batting to fill the space and hold the powder next to the primer flas...
by KneverKnew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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Re: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

That looks very good. I, too, have formed my brass from 50-90 Sharps. I sprang for the CH4D dies to size them. I have 30 loaded with 55 grains of black powder with 400 grain .459 lead bullets. Waiting for a nice day in central hell (ohio) to take everything to range and see what I have. I'm hoping ...
by KneverKnew
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...
Replies: 12
Views: 223
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1874 Beaumont/ Vitali still shooting great! Range report...

My load developement for my new to me 1874 43 Beaumont has started to pay off. I originally purchased twenty formed 50-90 cases to try as well as some of the “43 Beaumont” 380 grain soft cast lead bullets from gunbroker. 380 grain soft cast “43 Beaumont” bullet and it loaded into the purchased forme...
by KneverKnew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

Ok. A few clarifications. First, I was trying to ask if feiblings is a PASTE, not “a thing of the past.” Dang auto correct. Also, I made some Gunnys wax a few years back. Still got some. I got out of the Corps in 87, FYI. 😉 Second, explain exactly how you would apply the Chestnut Ridge stock stain, ...
by KneverKnew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

What a great help! Thanks for the info. I ordered a quart of the military stock stain. Shipping was $11 for the 8oz bottle and $15 for the quart. Should last me a good long time. Is the feiblings shoe die a past? I’m thinking a darker red brown as you mentioned. The look you get from well aged and o...
by KneverKnew
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

So much info but I appreciate it. Here’s what the rifle looks like currently. https://oi1320.photobucket.com/albums/u528/KneverKnew/2F91C4B9-DEA5-4071-A4F6-A707511B5D2E_zpsqnwmqtmb.jpeg https://oi1320.photobucket.com/albums/u528/KneverKnew/57E53217-99EB-467A-AF51-D3B5A82C3CC8_zpsrgihzyga.jpeg https:...
by KneverKnew
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

I found chestnut ridges website and stain. Will order the small bottle for now. May get a bottle of dark walnut of feiblings to reduce the red a bit. Am I correct that I apply feiblings first and then Chestnut Ridge?
by KneverKnew
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

Apparently brownells doesn’t Cary the Chestnut Ridge dark walnut “with a hint of red” stain anymore. But Chestnut Ridge’s website has the quart for $45. How many stocks with this do? Or should I get the smaller 8oz. Bottle?
by KneverKnew
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?
Replies: 18
Views: 522
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Re: Restoring wood finish on Dutch Beaumont. What did they use?

Buying a “dog” and swapping stocks did cross my mind but I’d have to find one with the stock stamps for 1874, when my gun was made. I’ll keep my eyes open. But I will probably use brownells military stock stain as suggested.

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