Homemade muzzleoading .22 caliber pistol


March 26, 2011, 07:59 PM
hello everybody, here is my muzzleloader i built. it is powerful, decently accurate, but a little noisy. nonetheless it is still a great little gun and is fun to shoot! you can even shoot it indoors with just a grain of FFFFG black powder. not going to win any sharpshooter competitions but it still works great. i also show the firing mechanism and how the gun works too. the only problem is that the nipple is in a tight spot and is a pain in the arse to cap.

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March 26, 2011, 08:06 PM

March 28, 2011, 06:49 PM
forgot to mention this gun likes ball ammo best. it also handles snake shot nicely.

March 28, 2011, 08:50 PM
Have you tried shooting it with .22 air rifle pellets? how about heavier 5.56 bullets (ie 55 gr bullets for 5.56x45)?

Pretty good for a first attempt. Stay with your hobby and you'll be turning out some really great things in a few years. Keep that so you can look back at your progress, I regret selling my early projects.

March 28, 2011, 10:58 PM
yes i do shoot .22 air rifle pellets with it. i don't want to use 5.56 bullets for it because they would probably keyhole. it is not really my first gun build but the one in the video has really improved since i made the video. i blued the barrel, cleaned up the sights, and refinished the wood to look pretty. it kinda reminds me of a New Orleans Ace pistol. my next build will probably be a .177 rifle that fires a lead BB using a .22 blank. although i might make i fire using a 209 primer. i haven't decided yet. i will also make a .22 falling block rifle that works on the same principle, i could use Aguilla super colibris to shoot when i don't want a lot of noise. and when i want to go to the shooting range then a 500 box of .22s is always waiting on the shelf at my favorite shooting range for me!

March 29, 2011, 08:37 PM
Have you joined the home gunsmith forum? It's www.homegunsmith.com.
You can post pics of your build over there, and we'd love to see it.

I shortened the barrel of my Crosman G1 Extreme break barrel springer .177, to make it handier, better looking, more accurate/less pellet sensitive, and more powerful.
The roughly 6 inch stub I cut off is probably going to get used as part of a .177 muzzle loading pistol that uses percussion caps or 209 primers to launch the pellet. Most likely, I'll use .177 round balls in it, since there's no skirt to blow out.
I have a few more springers I'll probably shorten and recycle the cutoffs into muzzle loading pistol barrels.

Have you tried the .22 caliber 28.4 grain Eun Jin pellets? My .22 Marauder really seems to like them, as does my .22 B50 and my Benjamin 392.
Being twice as heavy as a standard .22 pellet, they hit really hard when launched out of a powerful pneumatic.

BTW, I applaud your ingenuity.
Which Metallica tee shirt is that? Doesn't look familiar.

March 29, 2011, 11:00 PM
it's not an album shirt but it is pretty cool. on the front it has a skull clock and some notes that read "life is pain" and on the back the skull is coming at you and there is all this broken glass and it says "death is pain" here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/METALLICA-Life-Pain-Black-T-shirt/dp/B001JBKYV4

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