info on breechplug

info on breechplug

Postby arbuck » March 20th, 2012, 9:36 am

what size drillbit do I need to use to clean the flashhole, and make sure its adequate to use with Blackhorn 209 powder. Thanks, Buck
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Re: info on breechplug

Postby sabotloader » March 20th, 2012, 10:15 am

arbuck wrote:what size drillbit do I need to use to clean the flashhole, and make sure its adequate to use with Blackhorn 209 powder. Thanks, Buck


Assuming you are talking about a older version Knight breech plug, you would need a 1/8" drill bit to clean the flash channel. Hand turn the bit from the primer end of the breech plug. I make a little gadet called a 'bit on a stick' - this way I can spin clean the flash channel with the BP in the rifle at the range.

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Also remember you are cleaning the 'flash channel' not the flash hole, it will take care of itself.

Here is a homemade drawing I did showing the different names. I did this to help explain another topic but it should also work here.

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If you have a new version Knight Breech Plug you would need to use a 5/32" drill bit....

Remember turn by hand.
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Re: info on breechplug

Postby bigbullelk » March 20th, 2012, 7:58 pm

have done this many times on many smokepoles. We have allways used 3/64. Problem solved!

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