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    Do any sutlers recrown barrels on site?

    My musket crown is starting to get worn after 5 years of hard use. While I HAVE done this job myself, if any sutlers have the gear do do a bang up job at nationals, I would like to bring it by and have them do it before the musket match. OTOH, if no one has the stuff to do it on site, I will do it myself before then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderANV View Post
    Dan Withacre......he lives a few miles from the Fort and just takes them home overnight
    I agree! I had Mr. Whitacre recrown one for me this past Spring National. It went exactly as Mr. Raider described. The only issue will be is since it's been recrowned before, will the barrel still be long enough for the recrown. Dan will measure this before excepting the work. I'm very pleased with the work that was done on my musket!

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    Hard Use?

    Jonk,
    You got me wondering, how did you mess up your musket crown in 5 years? I have been shooting my Miroku M1861 Springfield in competition for the last 28 years with close to 900 rounds through it each year. It still shoots great and doesn't need recrowning. Admittedly I use a brass ramrod and clean it religiously after every skirmish. Even if you use the original ramrod they should not wear out so fast.

    Jim Burgess, 15th Conn Vol. Inf.

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    Miroku may have used a harder steel alloy. The softer 12L14 steel grade that is used by some of the current makers has a much shorter muzzle life, regardless of which ram rod is used.

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