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Allison
February 28, 2010, 01:21 PM
Do any of you own and shoot the Pedersoli
Queen Anne pistol? I've been thinking about
acquiring a flint pistol and was thinking this
would be a good place to start.

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oldpuppymax
February 28, 2010, 04:02 PM
I don't own a Queen Anne, but did consider it before I bought the Traditions Trapper 50 cal. The Queen Anne is advertised in any number of places. $325 was about the best price I found, at Cherry's.

PRM
February 28, 2010, 08:29 PM
I had a pair of them years ago. They were neat guns - but smooth bore and no sights. Pedersoli is one of the better mfgs when it comes to quality, fit and finish. Depends on what you want them for. Personally, I would rather have one of the Pedersoli Flintlock Kentucky pistols. A lot more accurate for target shooting or back-up to a hunting long gun.

Al LaVodka
February 28, 2010, 08:44 PM
I own and shoot occassionaly in demos both a brass and german silver barreled ones. They are amongst the most graceful pistols made, a joy to shoot, and a pleasure to own and display. Pedersoli makes some wonderful stuff and I needed this period represented in assorted activities I'm involved in. Well, I did, and it was a great excuse. Heck, I even bought Pedersoli's display board to mount them...
Al

rcflint
February 28, 2010, 10:34 PM
I have a Queen Anne, I've had for maybe 20 years. My only problem with it is the frizzen is a bit soft and the geometry of the hammer (cock) arc doesn't make the shower of sparks I like to see in a flintlock.

Being a smoothbore and sightless, it is not a target pistol, but they were never meant to be.

bellyup039
March 1, 2010, 08:39 PM
I came very very very close to owning one. and posted a bit on here to get input. Overall, I would buy one, but I think i am getting a Pedersoli Flintlock Kentucky pistol instead. I am still not sure though. :)

Al LaVodka
March 1, 2010, 09:47 PM
Like this custom .50 Silver Star?
Al

Allison
March 4, 2010, 02:53 PM
I thought it might be an all around choice for a first
flintlock. You could shoot balls, shot etc. and get lots of
smoke. What would be the maximum amount of powder
you could
use in one of these? I also like the cannon shaped
barrel and think it's just a beautiful piece. Kind of
pirate-like!!!

arcticap
March 4, 2010, 04:49 PM
What would be the maximum amount of powder you could use in one of these?

According to the Pedersoli manual, the recommended powder charge for the Queen Anne with a .490 patched round ball ranges from 22 grains to a maximum of 35 grains.

Loyalist Dave
March 4, 2010, 09:41 PM
Pistols were up close and personal weapons in the 18th century. Not much powder behind them, but at the distance of just over what a man can do with a sword lunge, or closer, they got the job done. So I'd use no more than 20 - 25 grains of BP, while the ball is a .490 in some repro models, so that's a respectable load for a pistol.

LD

BHP FAN
March 4, 2010, 10:16 PM
great gun for a knife fight.I like the Kentucky, better. I suppose if I were doing pirate re-enacting,my choices would be different.

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