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When loading a Colt 1860 Army pistol does both the swab and the lubricant have to be applied for the chambers?

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04/15/2007

pour black powder into the cylinder 1/2 wat. plave round ball on top of cylinder and press down. After this is down on all six chambers spread grease, lard or similar lube over each round ball. then shoot. the lube prevents multiple firing of other chanbers and lubes the barrel when shooting