This hooked breech and tang fits a 15/16" octagon barrel.This so-called "straight" breech is intended for use on our Hawken pistol. The integral rear sight is positioned on the tang, giving your pistol the maximum sight radius. Cut a concave hollow in the center of the sight using a round file, and cut a "V" or square notch for sighting.
To use this plug on your 15/16" rifle barrel, file off the rear right. The malleable steel tang may be bent cold, or straightened, to match the profile of your rifle or pistol stock.
Drilled for a powder chamber, you may enlarge this cavity, but it must remain smaller than the bore diameter, to prevent entry of a cleaning jag, which might become stuck. Order a flash hole liner for flint ignition, or install a powder drum for percussion. We offer the plug without a tang, if you wish to make a second barrel for your gun.
Install your vent or drum near the center of the side flat of this "false breech", which adds about 3/4" length to your octagon barrel. Be careful to position your lock plate correctly, to support the drum, or align with the vent. When making an interchangeable flint and percussion gun, we recommend fitting the drum and percussion lock, first.
Like most wax cast steel hooked plugs and tangs, some filing will be required to fit the plug to the tang.Use our 5/8-18 plug in 15/16" barrels as large as .54 caliber. On .58 caliber pistol barrels the thread size is 11/16-16.
Overall length of the tang is 3-1/8". The narrow part of the tang is 5/16". The plug is 3/4" in length.