Muzzleldrs Bridesburg 58cal Civil War Rifle

Pat H

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Hello,
I have several questions regarding this weapon. First, how long is the correct ram rod for the Bridesburg rifle, and did it have a threaded end to except tools?
Next how do you tighten loose rifle/barrel metal straps. I guess that the wood has shrunk but I'm not sure. Also, is there a company that sell the correct rear site for the Bridesburg rifle?
Pat H
 

ucvrelics

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Welcome From THE Heart Of Dixie. The ramrod was threaded and should be 39.5. Below is a link to a company that can provide with what you need. I forgot to ask is it an 1861 or a 1863 modification? Photos would be helpful.
 
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johan_steele

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We need pics. There are several possible issues. They may not be the correct bands, wood may have shrunk etc.

I would invest in a bottle of Kramer’s Best and let it do it’s magic. Contact Lodgewood for the correct parts.
 

Pat H

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Hello,
I have several questions regarding this weapon. First, how long is the correct ram rod for the Bridesburg rifle, and did it have a threaded end to except tools?
Next how do you tighten loose rifle/barrel metal straps. I guess that the wood has shrunk but I'm not sure. Also, is there a company that sell the correct rear site for the Bridesburg rifle?
Pat H
Are you referring to the barrel bands ?
Yes
 

Pat H

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Hello,
I'm wondering what is the correct way to maintain a CW weapon. I recently acquired a Bridesburg rifle which is in poor condition. It has most of it's parts but could use a good cleaning. It has a rusty film over it. Is it ok to linseed oil the stock and oil the metal sections? Would this hurt the value?
Pat H
 

BillH

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Hi Pat. I'll offer this article to get started... if there is anything there that our resident collectors/experts disagree with I hope they will be along to help us out.

 

ucvrelics

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We would love to see some photos of your Bridesburg. That way we can get a little deeper into helping clean and maintain.
 

poorjack

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For heaven's sake, don't remove the patina and call it "cleaning". That WILL kill any collector value.
 

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