Pistol Pic Thread


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mykeal
September 2, 2008, 08:40 PM
A thread for muzzleloading pistols (non-revolvers):
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/CVA%20Colonial/586.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/CVA%20Derringer/589.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/CVA%20Kentucky%20Pistol/563.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/CVA%20Mountain/584.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/524.jpg

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scrat
September 2, 2008, 08:56 PM
Darn you i dont have any of them yet. Its going to be a long time before i buy another bp gun. My next gun im looking on getting is a 1919 A6

pohill
September 2, 2008, 09:10 PM
Pedersoli Kentucky pistol .44
http://i34.tinypic.com/1412jq1.jpg

black_powder_Rob
September 2, 2008, 10:16 PM
Nice lookin guns, you guys ever do any hunting with them?

Iggy
September 2, 2008, 10:42 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/Flintpistol.jpg?t=1220406085

scrat
September 2, 2008, 10:44 PM
nice gun iggy. is that spanish walnut

PRM
September 3, 2008, 08:05 PM
Howdah by Pedersoli

.36 calibre Ethan Allen by Hoppes

pohill
September 3, 2008, 08:21 PM
Original double barrel - unknown maker (Belgian?)
http://i38.tinypic.com/2ccwgo2.jpg

Phantom Captain
September 3, 2008, 08:42 PM
Great thread mykeal! Something different from the cap and balls we have all seen numerous times, not that there's anything wrong with that of course! It's just good to see some other stuff for a change.

Anyway, this I inherited from my late father. It's a beautiful Danny Powell flintlock .45. Custom made, engraved, and chequered grips. It's really a breathtaking piece in my opinion. I've shot it a few times but mostly it stays nice and comfy in it's box now. You just don't see too many of this quality. It's one of my very prized possessions.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6011.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6019.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6018.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6020.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6021.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6023.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6022.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Gun%20pictures/IMG_6024.jpg

pohill
September 3, 2008, 10:21 PM
Wow. Friggin' wow.
How old is that gun? What's the story/history of Danny Powell?

scrat
September 3, 2008, 11:24 PM
Indeed for its time and age that is some quality work. Top dollar when that gun was made top dollar for sure

Phantom Captain
September 4, 2008, 01:28 AM
pohill said:
Wow. Friggin' wow.
How old is that gun? What's the story/history of Danny Powell?

The pistol was built sometime in the late 1960s or early 70s. I'm not too sure of the exact time but know it's somewhere in there. My Dad was an avid muzzleloader and buckskinner and used to run with a bunch of guys who would go to Friendship every year for the festivities there. I was even there a few times as a wee young-un back in the day hanging out in the teepee.

Danny Powell was one of the regulars and a very skilled craftsmen who used to frequent Friendship along with the likes of Hershel House and Blue Jacket Sanders all of whom I have pieces from as well that Dad had acquired through trades and such going back over the years. Their work and skill are just truly amazing. I have no idea even of the value of some of these pieces anymore but I'm told by another one of the regulars and an old friend of my Dad's who used to hang out with him and the gang there that they are all quite valuable to those in the know.

mykeal
September 4, 2008, 09:12 AM
Those pieces are priceless. They have virtually infinite value. I hope you shoot them, if not regularly then at least a couple times a year. They deserve nothing less than regular exercise and loving maintenance. Great stuff, that.

Cap n Ball
September 4, 2008, 12:19 PM
Authentic 1853 IN Johnson .54 cal smoothbore horse pistol. Purchased at a relic shop in Gettysburg. Shoots well and is accurate within reason. OK for artillary as a last ditch gun. Can be loaded with buck and ball for maximum effect, (very nasty). Rugged, simple construction makes for a pistol that with proper care lasts damn near forever.

scrat
September 4, 2008, 01:44 PM
sweet nice pic

Tinker2
September 4, 2008, 03:24 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/Dabbletoo/Hpistol2.jpg

Iggy
September 4, 2008, 08:31 PM
Thanks, it is curly maple.
Here is a rifle made from the same piece of wood and barrel.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/40flint.jpg?t=1220570768

I allowed a bunch of buckskinners to shoot and do some ronyvooin' on the ranch for several years.

I had one of the members build the rifle for me, and the club pitched in and had him secretly make the pistol to match.

When they presented that pistol to me was the only time this old geezer has been ever been completely speechless.

That gun means a whole bunch to me.

Phantom Captain,

That is one beautiful pistol. It is truly a treasure to pass on to up and coming generations, but shootin' it won't hurt it none.

I go back to the times of Curly Gustomski, John Baird, Blue Jacket too.

I never made it to Friendship, but I ran across some of those old boys at ronyvoos in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado.
"Them was shinin' times they was.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/5005/IGGY3/ovalskin2.gif

Phantom Captain
September 4, 2008, 11:03 PM
mykeal said:
Those pieces are priceless. They have virtually infinite value. I hope you shoot them, if not regularly then at least a couple times a year. They deserve nothing less than regular exercise and loving maintenance. Great stuff, that.

Can't agree with you enough. To me they are priceless, I could never get rid of any of them. The only thing being moreso are the pieces my Dad built himself. I do take them out and shoot them all. Matter of fact you have inspired me to take the Powell .45 out this weekend. Maybe the Sanders Trade gun or the House rifle too!

They all deserve to speak as much as they can. :cool:

Phantom Captain
September 4, 2008, 11:09 PM
Iggy said:
Phantom Captain,

That is one beautiful pistol. It is truly a treasure to pass on to up and coming generations, but shootin' it won't hurt it none.

I go back to the times of Curly Gustomski, John Baird, Blue Jacket too.

I never made it to Friendship, but I ran across some of those old boys at ronyvoos in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado.
"Them was shinin' times they was.

Totally agree with you too Iggy, don't worry, I'm not afraid to shoot any of my stuff as I too believe that is it's purpose. They all need to be used, cared for and loved and they are.

And yeah, the names you mention I know too. Dad mentioned them all and knew them. In fact I think the trigger set and trigger guard on the Hawken were done by Gustomski.

Here's a pic or two of the .45 B Buckely poor boy, the .40 Hershel House rifle and the Blue Jacket Sanders .72 trade gun. Like I said, just amazing priceless stuff.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Dads%20BP/IMG_1036.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Dads%20BP/IMG_1037.jpg

House rifle and Sanders trade gun.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Dads%20BP/IMG_1043.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Dads%20BP/IMG_1042.jpg

These three my Dad built. .36 squirrel rifle, .62 smooth rifle and my most prized his .54 Hawken with the Douglas barrel. From a rest it shoots lovely cloverleafs all day.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Dads%20BP/IMG_1025.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/mboyd13/Dads%20BP/IMG_1030.jpg

Sorry mykeal! I don't mean to and hope I'm not hijacking your thread. I can move these if you want.

Iggy
September 4, 2008, 11:45 PM
Those are beautiful examples of the craftsmen of the last generation.

Your Dad was no slouch either. Those are beautiful examples of the gunmakers skills.

mykeal
September 5, 2008, 12:39 AM
Sorry mykeal! I don't mean to and hope I'm not hijacking your thread. I can move these if you want.

Don't you dare move them, or I will haunt you for the rest of your days.:evil:

Tru Griff
September 12, 2008, 11:45 AM
mykeal, I have the same pistol you have listed as CVA Colonial .45 cal. . Does yours have Dikar Spain on the barrel? Also wanted to ask if yours is hard to pull the trigger on? Mine almost takes two fingers to pull it but it's great shooting it. Louder than my .58 cal cannon.

Very nice pistols and rifles fella's.

mykeal
September 12, 2008, 12:28 PM
mykeal, I have the same pistol you have listed as CVA Colonial .45 cal. . Does yours have Dikar Spain on the barrel? Also wanted to ask if yours is hard to pull the trigger on? Mine almost takes two fingers to pull it but it's great shooting it. Louder than my .58 cal cannon.

Yes, it does have the Dikar Spain stamp. CVA, and others, marketed these Spanish made guns and kits in the late 60's and the 70's. Traditions is the current importer, although I don't know if they sell this particular gun. CVA named it a Colonial; others used different names.

With respect to the trigger pull, I find it a little stout (I've never measured it) but it's nowhere near bad enough to require two fingers or affect the ability to hold on target. The short sight distance is the biggest detriment to accuracy.

HUnter58
September 12, 2008, 01:57 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/hunter58_2006/IMG_01972.jpg

HUnter58
September 12, 2008, 01:59 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o24/hunter58_2006/IMG_01982.jpg

Mp7
September 15, 2008, 09:47 AM
Jacobi .45 Patriot-style with adjustable sight and "Stecher"Trigger.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/2405327604_bb68bd0b86.jpg?v=0

and a Philly Derringer... in 11mm

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/2420121487_20c35eebb9_m.jpg

...in fact i have just bought them in auctions and havenīt
got to shoot them yet :(

barman
September 15, 2008, 09:55 AM
Here's one of my most prized possesions, A French Mle 1822T Bis cavalry pistol, .69 caliber, issued to the Navy in 1855

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/river_of_deceit/revolver/DSC00003-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/river_of_deceit/revolver/DSC00005.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/river_of_deceit/revolver/DSC00007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/river_of_deceit/revolver/DSC00008.jpg

scrat
September 15, 2008, 02:02 PM
Barman wow that is so cool very nice

barman
September 15, 2008, 03:13 PM
Thank you very much Scrat!

bigbadgun
September 15, 2008, 07:19 PM
I Need More Money

markallen
September 15, 2008, 08:04 PM
Thompson Patriot .45.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc303/markallenfrancis/tcpatriot45.jpg

Coyote Hunter
September 16, 2008, 12:10 PM
Hey Barman,

Just a question. How does the hammer pull and trigger pull on the French pistol compare to some of the reproductions of similar guns. I'm always interested to see if there is.

barman
September 16, 2008, 12:37 PM
Hi Coyote Hunter,

I've never handled reproductions, only originals. But when it comes to replicas, I would really like to get a Pedersoli AN IX pistol, such as used by Napoleon's officers:
http://www.broma.fr/images/SIS355.jpg

Regarding hammer pull and trigger pull, both are **** heavy. These guns are extremely powerful but NOT accurate at all, despite the big front sight on mine and a decent condition rifled bore. I can barely hit a C50 target at 15 meters.
Using them with efficiency would be a point blank affair. :eek:
What's funny is that the French went into the Franco Prussian war of 1870 with these 1822 pistols as standard ordnance for officers and cavalry soldiers.
Most of them guys bought civilian revolvers such as Galands, Perrins, Lefaucheux and even Colts and Remingtons with their own savings to replace these obsolete monsters.
There are lots of photographs showing French soldiers armed with American surplus revolvers from the civil war. That's what's cool around here: lots of Rem 1858s and Colt 1860s you can find have known two major conflicts, the US civil war AND the Franco-Prussian war.
Only in 1873 did the French army issue an official revolver for its troops, the Mle 1873, arguably the most technically advanced revolver of its time. :)

Chubbo
September 22, 2008, 12:10 AM
Here is one of my two cap & ball pistols

Chubbo
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC00790.jpg

Chubbo
September 22, 2008, 12:13 AM
aahere is the other one.
Chubbo
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/CVA_45_cal_Piladelphia_Derringer.jpg

grimjaw
December 6, 2008, 02:55 AM
Sorry I'm late to this thread. I did good today and wanted to show off. :)

Pedersoli Kentucky .54 caliber pistol. These groups were with 35-40gr (either or, I can't remember which shot was which) at 50 feet, one handed. I'm pretty sure the last two shots opened up because the bore was pretty dirty by then.

I can't help loving this pistol. The only thing I might do differently is get the flintlock version.

jm

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/3086489730_c389fbea07_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/grimjaw/3086489730/)

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
December 6, 2008, 02:23 PM
.32 cal Custom Flintlock with False Muzzle
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/Untitled1.jpg

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