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    Again, I would shoot it first and then attempt a good cleaning while still warm. I would be very careful using any abrasive as you may do more harm than good. If your first attempt at shooting yields acceptable results, then follow the old axiom....if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If it shoots awful, then you have nothing to loose by trying a more aggressive solution.
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    Do believe that shawlerbrook is spot-on.
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    If you can't get it to shoot as you want, try and contact Bob Hoyt in Arndtsville, PA, near Gettysburg.
    He has done a couple of re-lines for me. One was an original Springfield TD carbine with a pit so large that you actually felt less resistance as the patch passed over it. He also did a Remington 1871 that some Bubba had tried to convert to 28 gauge shotgun.
    He cuts his own bores so you get a choice of rifling rates as well as groove/bore.
    Always better to carry "too much" gun and too many cartridges...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2311 View Post
    If you can't get it to shoot as you want, try and contact Bob Hoyt in Arndtsville, PA, near Gettysburg.
    He has done a couple of re-lines for me. One was an original Springfield TD carbine with a pit so large that you actually felt less resistance as the patch passed over it. He also did a Remington 1871 that some Bubba had tried to convert to 28 gauge shotgun.
    He cuts his own bores so you get a choice of rifling rates as well as groove/bore.
    Thank You Bill,
    Hopefully I will get a chance to shoot it soon. Obviously it is going to lead like crazy.


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