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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question Huntsman 45 Cal 1972 model info needed

I just recently bought the Huntsman 45cal ML from an Estate auction. I paid $150, not certain if this was a deal, reasonable purchase or I over paid.
Its a nice looking ML, screw in breach plug, #11 nipple.
The gun needs a good cleaning. I haven't been able to get the breach plug out yet. I have looked and the company is no longer in business.
Questions:
1. Breach plug removal tool. I saw a post on here for a the 50 cal and a diagram. Is a breach plug tool sold, or do I have to have one made?
2. Manual available?
3. Loose powder or Pellets, does it really matter? I like the pellets due to the convenience of them
4. Conical or Ball. I would like to try both for practice/sighting in. I have good shooting fundamental skills (learned them in the army (not a sniper though)). I understand I need to learn how my gun shoots. I own a 10ga sxs ML, and have used it for Dove, Ducks, & Turkey
5. Max effective distance with a safe powder charge? 100-150+/- yds.
6. Scope mounting?
Any info would be appreciated. I would like to use it this season. Our ML comes in 9/30-10/12 & 11/9-11/22 I hunt 2 different zones close to me.
I will post some pictures.
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You'll find the manual in the Huntsman manuals sticky near the top of this forum.

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So I reached out to Toby Bridges of "NORTH AMERICAN MUZZLELOADER HUNTING"
He also gave me some great insight and info about this ML.
Here is the link to his article.
http://ww.namlhunt.com/namlhuntcom-b...chives/11-2017

I also found a new breach plug on Nimrich gun parts. Just gotta get the old one out.
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Here are my ML pics
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You can try to get the plug out using some needle nose pliers if it isn't rusted in. I have one that is rusted in and we haven't gotten it out in several years. Probably will have to end up boreing mine out in the end..
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I'd plug the nipple and put some penetrating oil (ATF or??) down the bore and let it sit for a day or two while muzzle up, do the same muzzle down for a while, then give it a try.

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