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Remove the breech plug and either place a small charge of loose powder in or drive it out the muzzle with a rod.
Remove the breech plug and either place a small charge of loose powder in or drive it out the muzzle with a rod.
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By 'the obvious' I take it that you have tried firing the gun and can't get ignition. No powder or blocked ignition path.

Pull the breech plug like Toolmaker advises. Be careful - you have a loaded barrel.

There is also a screw like attachment that goes on your ram rod that you can use to thread into the bullet and pull it out from the muzzle. These only work if the round is fairly loose fit in the barrel - generally you just get a few bits of lead attached to the threads.
 

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I made a bullet puller out of a wooden dowel rod and epoxied a sharp sheet metal screw to the end. It worked but i had to make a "T" handle(a nail thru the other end) to turn the thing. Go slow or like stated above you'll just get bits of lead and waller out the bullet. This was for an old musket style pre breech plugs.
 

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Don't really know how inlines work, I'm a sidelock guy, but I can usually remove the nipple and pour in some powder and get ignition. Don't try this if you have already pulled the bullet a little with a puller, ram it back home first if that is the case. Have you tried a CO2 setup? They work too.
Good luck.

P.S. This doesn't happen as often with a REAL muzzleloader and REAL blackpowder ;>
 

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This is what I would do. I would remove breech plug. Remove any and all burnt and unburnt powder from this area. Find a long aluminum ram rod take a big hammer and gently remove the bullet from the barrel. This shouldn't take much force to remove the bullet from the breech area.


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Not familiar with the gun but a grease fitting has the same threads as a nipple. Just screw in the grease fitting and use a grease gun. The bullet will slide right out.
 
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