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:D I will be picking up from Cabela's in Buda TX a .36 cal 1862 New Army Police Revolver. I bought it with the extra cylinder as was suggested in one of the threads. Am really looking forward to getting this gun and beginning to learn about BP shooting. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what accroutements I will need with this gun to insure an enjoyable experience?

Thank you for all the help already given. I have enjoyed the conversations on this forum.
 

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obviously you will need a powder measure unless you shoot the precut black powder substitutes and percussion caps probably number 11 size and roundballs or a mould if you cast and a method of sealing the front of th muzzleloading cylinders dhamber mouth there are many products to do this look online to see what is best and a good set of wrap around eye protection as there is a greaer chance of fragments with a muzzleloader than a modern firearm. I hope this helps.
 

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Yes, thank you, I have been looking to see what is available, I had read on another list (too many of them) that this takes a #10 instead of #11 cap. Note that Hornady makes these at $8.19 per hundred round balls. I also saw a Colt Powder Flask for $26.99 and a 1/2 dozen other things that you can buy for these guns. Sure is enough stuff to go with the gun, but, I kind of figured it would be more complicated than just sticking rounds in a mag and shooting them off.
 

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An adjustable powder measure is quite handy. Empty pistol cartridges can make nice measures as well.

You may want a capping tool as the caps are small. The snail type seem the best. Mine is an inline, but it's kind of a pain to use so I usually just put them on by hand. But that's a pain too.

You'll need a cleaning kit. You may want wads, but they aren't necessary. You could do it yourself cheaper in the long run. I bought a punch and a roll of hard felt, and also bought the ingredients to make my own lube.

Typically the most accurate load will be something like 2/3 to 3/4 of capacity, and not a full load. Something like 17-22 grains of powder and a ball. The wads can help take up some of the extra space. The closer the ball is to the mouth of the chamber the better. Some people put dry cereal grains (Cream of Wheat, grits, or Malt O Meal) to take up that space. That's only necessary if you are using a really reduced load because the ball or wad needs to sit on the powder firmly. You CANNOT leave dead space there or it can bulge or even rupture.

You'll need some sort of non petroleum oil. Some use WD 40 or Ballistol. There are many others.

You'll also want anti seize for your nipples. If they get stuck you could be in for a nightmare! You can get a small package at an auto parts store.

You'll want to get some pipe cleaners that have hard rough things in it for scrubbing the back of your cylinder where the nipples go.
 

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For my 36 cal. cap n ball revolvers I use an empty 30 carbine case for a powder measure. I use 2F or 3F.
 

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30 Carb 20 grns
32 ACP 7 grns
380 ACP 10 grns
9mm Lug 13.3 grns
38 Spl 23 grns
357 Mag 27 grns
40 S&W 19.3 grns
44 Spl 34 grns
45 ACP 26 grns

I believe the .36 cal has a max load of something like 30 grns if I'm not mistaken.
You can also find something like a 44 Mag or 45 Colt case (or any for that matter) and cut it to a desired capacity.
 

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while you are in Cabelas go look in their BP section at the starter kit,it has everything you need.there is also a bunch of accessories and such you can buy,holster,loading stand,cleaning kit,etc.good luck and shoot safe.
 

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Thanks y'all, really appreciate the help. I will check out the BP section at Cabela's when I pick up the gun. It just seemed to me to be pretty expensive for the starter kit at $79.00 dollars. I have been trying to find any literature on this gun but it doesn't seem to be out there at least not through a google search. I will keep looking though. On my way to my Am Legion Post meeting tonight. I am chaplain there and will do a short program for Veteran's Day.
God bless, have a great night.
 

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:D I will be picking up from Cabela's in Buda TX a .36 cal 1862 New Army Police Revolver. I bought it with the extra cylinder as was suggested in one of the threads. Am really looking forward to getting this gun and beginning to learn about BP shooting. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what accroutements I will need with this gun to insure an enjoyable experience?

Thank you for all the help already given. I have enjoyed the conversations on this forum.
Congrats on your new gun! :D
Please post us a pic!
I love gun porn :D
 
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