Burr-Hamilton Duelling Pistols


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mike101
July 11, 2008, 03:56 PM
I found this poor, unenlightened cartridge banger in 'General Discussions'.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=377140

I told him to check here for enlightenment, Grasshopper.

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v35
July 11, 2008, 04:04 PM
Perhaps this (http://www.aaronburrassociation.org/Smithsonian.htm) will help?

Mike OTDP
July 11, 2008, 04:14 PM
The guns were standard Wogdon duellers, with single-set triggers. Most flintlock duelling pistols had them.

Chawbaccer
July 11, 2008, 09:54 PM
I read that in the 1970's, while measuring the guns for a run of reproductions that the hair trigger feature was found. It was speculated that Hamilton was taken by surprise by the lightness of his trigger pull and inadvertantly missing and giving Burr the golden opportunity. I am sure that a few more of us has made the same mistake with our rifles at the line.

zoned10x
July 12, 2008, 12:35 AM
> ...with single-set triggers. Most flintlock duelling pistols had them.

Many of today's replica flint and cap dueling pistols and single-shot muzzleloaders have set triggers like the originals. Pedersoli makes a few http://tinyurl.com/59gu9d

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