English square hooked breech & tang, 1-1/8" octagon, 3/4-16 thread
Part Number: PLUG-ENG-18-3
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Price: $49.99
  
Wax cast of malleable steel, the tang may be straightened or bent cold. X-Ray inspected, the short .500" thread allows direct drilled ignition with no right turns inside the plug. Exactly like originals, it provides maximum strength when fitted correctly, with the face of the plug seated on the barrel's inside shoulder. This same plug is used on our Dimick tang and English tang with sight base. Most English Sporting Rifles used a short tang shaped like this one. Order our #RST-S stainless steel 1/4-28 nipple for this plug.

Use an English "bar" lock, and a separate drip bar, shown elsewhere. The drip bar is soldered to the barrel, ahead of the plug. It fills the gap ahead of the plug with metal instead of wood. London's makers were quick to notice that the wood ahead of the lock tended to crack or chip when the lock was removed, or be burned by the over-spray of the cap. They adopted this "bar lock" breech design, and many of the better American gunmakers followed their lead.

This English "square" breech eliminates most fitting. Only the area under the tang's ear needs to be filed to fit the angle of your lock plate. This is a straight cut. Fitting two straight surfaces is much easier than fitting two curves!

See our lock section for matching bar locks and filler bars. Uncertain about using a "square" breech? Order #Plan-English, which shows how the plug, tang, and bar are used together.
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