March 9, 2010, 06:02 AM
This pistol is known for a "bashing lock" and one remedy is modifying the cock to obtain a better geometry ; the cock has been cut, bent and welded and now it works
If anyone could insert pics of a normal HP pistol lock, the comparison would be more effective.
March 9, 2010, 01:02 PM
Thats a neat pistol! I've wanted one of those for years.
March 9, 2010, 02:19 PM
Love the wood and brass finish ... good shooting too!
March 9, 2010, 03:02 PM
Where does one acquire one of those? I'm an MP so they kind of a hold a special place for me =)
March 9, 2010, 05:37 PM
Can you elaborate more on the issue with the Hammer/Cock? and how it's arc was not right? Ands your modifying it to be right?
Was the original design imperfect? and hence, reproductions, when faithful to the original, are also?
March 9, 2010, 07:13 PM
Dixie Gunworks carries the pistol.Probably Loyalist Arms as well...
March 9, 2010, 07:52 PM
And there are always a couple or three on Gunbroker for reasonable prices.
I sold the pair I had to ............................ are you ready.......................an MP...................go figure. He wanted to replicate the MPC Crest in real life
March 9, 2010, 10:58 PM
Cherry's also lists that Harper's Ferry made by Pedersoli. I'm kicking myself for not getting one when Dixie had it on sale last month.
March 10, 2010, 03:20 AM
Some experts would explain better than me but basically, the problem is that the Pedersoli replica presents an incorrect flint / frizzen angle ; PD seems to argue that it is identical to the original pistol (may be true ?) but the result is that, at best the flint is destroyed within 4-5 ignition and at worst the pistol will be a wallhanger.
In my experience during a range session with a new flint I would be able to shoot 2-3 balls with many difficulties and a lot of exasperation due to lack of correct sparks and ignition.
A definitive option (proposed and explained on forums ) is to modify the angle of the cock : saw the front arc, bend it to modify the angle, and weld .
The result is that the geometry of the lock is now correct and shooting this pistol is now a real pleasure (however still difficult to master, like any flintlock)
I also dovetailed a rear sight ; the vent is very large : 0.01"