View Full Version : Lube those breech plugs........please.

road kill
09-26-2019, 09:07 PM
Had a buddy come over with his muzzle loader with a busted nipple. damn thing is hardened, long drill I have won't touch it. This is a Traditions bolt muzzle loader not a break action so not as easy to drill. barrel won't come out of action and the breech plug is rusted I'm afraid. Tomorrow is another day and I will get some penetrating goop going to work, and go from there. I quite working on it at 6 cause my knees are killing me, damn arthritis is acting up big time. Told the guy we could use the chop saw or acytelene torch to cut it out.:evil1: Never had to get that medievil.....yet.

09-27-2019, 04:54 AM
Try plugging the hole in the breech plug and pouring a few inches of good penetrating oil in the barrel. Leave the gun upright in a corner for a day or two. It’s worked before....

The T/C Impact is notorious for that plug sticking. I try to remember to just hand thread mine in after the end of season clean. With a dab of dielectric grease on the plug of course.