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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 pm 
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Just bought my first Zouave rifle been wanting one for 25 years or more later part more likely I have thought they are such a beautiful work of art it almost perfect except some scuffing around rhe bands it was missing the ramrod bought some 3/16 steel rod and turned a 1/2in rod down and shaped it to look like the real thing silver soldered it on threaded the end 5x.80mm now planning to wait for a warm day, does anyone have any suggestions? Done a lot of blackpowder shooting but nothing with muskets


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:05 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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I've no actual experience with these, but I've read accuracy is tied to bullet vs bore diameter. Post pics when you have a chance! SW

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:55 pm 
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please , i would like to see it as well , i know nothing of them either but they do look interesting ,


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 pm 
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Yeah, I will got to figure it out been along time and only posted once


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:17 pm 
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https://www.flickr.com/gp/169949018@N08/1aCXYb
I just got it at gun show in Manchester


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:08 pm 
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1863 Zouave

[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/169949018@N08/46192636865/in/dateposted-public[img][/img]


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:42 pm 
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these are neat rifles thank you for posting of them ,


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:36 pm 
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Your welcome, I do need to do something about the front sight it shoots way too high at 50 yards 70 grains of 2f goex blackpowder Either patched round ball or a 472 grain minie ball shoots over a ft high


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:12 pm 
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Well I finally made a sight and soldered it on, it don't look quite right but it should help I made a straight blade it adds about little more than an 1/6" higher. Now for getting a chance to try it out.


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