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dot1943

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Traditions Deerhunter .50 question
« on: May 22, 2011, 01:37:52 PM »
I got one of these for cheap, have never shot one, and know nothing about muzzleloaders. It was painted green camo and I got all that paint off. It now looks pretty respectable although the bore is very rusty. To clean the bore, does the breech hook in the back come out somehow? (the thing that plugs the rear of the barrel and the tang hangs on). I found PDF instructions that helped me figure out how the ramrod spring goes back in but can't figure out if this plug even comes out. Do I need to take out the screw that holds the nipple in?

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Re: Traditions Deerhunter .50 question
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 08:06:49 PM »
Nope, breach plug does not come out.  Screw that hods nipple in also aids in cleaning back end of barrel. Maybe a real beyotch to get out. Soak in Kroil or PB Blaster or other penetrant. If you don't get it out, might be real tough to get nipple out. Use anti-sieze on nipple & nipple retainer screw during reassembly. Good Luck on the smoke-pole,pilgrim 8)

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Re: Traditions Deerhunter .50 question
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 08:41:30 PM »
Thanks for the advice!