This pistol seems to have many different names : Tower horse pistol / lancer's pistol / pattern or service pistol / etc...
There is also a 577 rifled bore version.
Anybody knows more about the history of this pistol ?
September 5, 2009, 02:30 PM
Holy crap , your a ROCKER ! :D ..Right on .
Ummm , nice Proof Test Load you had going on that video , awsome . :D
A Rocker and CRAZY !
Very Cool Video , thanks , I was chucklin the whole time :D
Das Jaeger :evil:
September 5, 2009, 03:22 PM
Haha, absolutely NOT how I expected an arcticap video production to be scored. Barry Manilow maybe, but not THAT! :D
Genuinely gunny stuff.
September 12, 2009, 11:54 AM
Some more test :
I have tried this load : 40gr BP, 60gr cornmeal, wet patched ball 0.650.
What makes a big difference is the "wetting" of the patch : when very wet , the ball goes down with no hammer stroke but if only slightly wet a stroke or 2 of the hammer is necessary : all that has some impact on accuracy.
- When the barrel is 100% clean, i.e. the first shots at the range, there is a lot of vent and hence no compression : recoil is very weak and hit is very low.
- After 2 or 3 shots, fouling gives more compression and recoil is getting stronger and stronger. If patch is getting dry recoil is increasing and it hits higher.
I have dovetailed a rear sight and glued a front sight : now I can aim easily
The first 4 shot demonstrated that I was hitting left so the subsequent 14 shots were adapted : see the 2 different aiming spots( visée) :
First good point : 100% of the shots hitted the paper !!!!
The difficulty is about the regular wetting of the patch among other and some more testing will be necessary........