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Old January 28th, 2018, 07:21 PM #1
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Inspecting an old muzzeloader

Anyone shooting an antique? I'm in the Baltimore area but willing to drive to find a reliable gunsmith to inspect/restore antique muzzleloaders. Not sure I want to shoot mine, but would sure love a professional opinion.

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Old February 4th, 2018, 06:24 PM #2
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I would suggest you reach out to Bobby Hoyt located in Waynesboro,PA
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Old February 4th, 2018, 06:26 PM #3
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What do you have?
I'm having trouble seeing the photos.



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Don't restore it! Quickest way to destroy value.
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Anyone shooting an antique? I'm in the Baltimore area but willing to drive to find a reliable gunsmith to inspect/restore antique muzzleloaders. Not sure I want to shoot mine, but would sure love a professional opinion.

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See if HNP is still operating in Essex, MD
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Anyone shooting an antique? I'm in the Baltimore area but willing to drive to find a reliable gunsmith to inspect/restore antique muzzleloaders. Not sure I want to shoot mine, but would sure love a professional opinion.

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Anyone shooting an antique? I'm in the Baltimore area but willing to drive to find a reliable gunsmith to inspect/restore antique muzzleloaders. Not sure I want to shoot mine, but would sure love a professional opinion.

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Hoyt, or Charlie Hahn. Hahn is in Berlin, MD, IIRC.
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Check all components .most areok to use as long as tgey were taking care of
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Anyone shooting an antique? I'm in the Baltimore area but willing to drive to find a reliable gunsmith to inspect/restore antique muzzleloaders. Not sure I want to shoot mine, but would sure love a professional opinion.

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Step #1 insert a ram rod and compare it with the length of the barrel to determine if there is a load in the gun.
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Second Bobby Hoyt,this guy is awesome.
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