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Old 10-18-2012, 07:50 AM
findmeoutside findmeoutside is offline
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Default Breech plug issues

hey guys have a question went to clean my muzzleloader last night its a CVA Wolf nothing special but shoots well when working... pulled the breech plug and firing pin to clean both i know firing pin is not a common spot to clean but i have had issues with this sticking... i now cannot get the breech plug to thread back in i believe i may have boogered the threads a little... any idea on whether i can actually get a tap and tap this or does it have to go to a gunsmith??
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:45 AM
chuck67207 chuck67207 is offline
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you can get a tap and chase the threads as long as the threads are the same. but as far as cutting the threads i would not advise it. just made sure the threads are the same and you should be fine. my wolf was sticking also i pulled apart the fireing pin cleaned it and lube it up now its fine they do get dirty. hope this helps.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:15 PM
findmeoutside findmeoutside is offline
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thank you that is exactly what i was thinking just wanted someone elses thoughts before i did it. i will definitely match the tap to the breech plug. yea that was my first experience with the firing pin but that will become a new part of my routine when cleaning now. thanks!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:37 PM
deerless deerless is offline
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A thread file is best if you just need to clean up things a little. A tap WILL cut if sent in the hole if it was not the same dim. as the original tool that made the threads. I will make a guess but I figure barrel manfacturers are producing threads in a CNC lathe and not with a tap. Far more control over dimensions and better quality. Good luck....
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:59 PM
frontiergander frontiergander is offline
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i have a tap in the shop i will let you know what size it is. I want to say 5/8x3/4 but i will check first for you.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:57 AM
findmeoutside findmeoutside is offline
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deerless- yea i am sure they are using a CNC machine to cut the threads as well. i am only looking to match the size and thread pattern and chase the threads not to actually thread a barrel. a file was my first thought but due to the threads being down in the barrel about 3/4" i cannot get to the top starter thread well enoungh to straighten it out with a file which is why i decided i should try and chase the threads with a tap.

FrontierGander- thank you i was thinking that as well i have not tried to match this up yet cause i have been out of town on a job not at my shop but i will either tonight or tomorrow night when i return home.

thanks for the information guys!
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