Be honest... how many blackpowders you got?


December 4, 2012, 01:02 AM
What's the real number of muzzleloading firearms, by real I mean the number you give when your wife ain't around! :D

I'll start.

I got a rifle, a 16 guage shotgun that normally gets fed BP shells. Three Remington sixguns and a single shot derringer, an old Iver Johnson I shoot blackpowder with, two NAA cap and ball .22's, and two homemade single shots.

2 smokepoles
9 pistols

Your turn! :)

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December 4, 2012, 01:33 AM
I have two .50 caliber Hawken rifles. One is a TC and the other one is made by Traditions and is left handed:

I have a Traditions .50 caliber "Trapper" pistol, a Uberti 3rd Model Dragoon and three Pietta 1858 New Army's.......

December 4, 2012, 02:22 AM
Very nice collection! That Colt with the .45 conversion cylinder looks awesome. :D

December 4, 2012, 03:58 AM
I predict we're going to figure out who's really addicted if this thread takes off. :)

December 4, 2012, 04:28 AM
Currently, I have 31 black powder guns. Rifles, pistols, and a 10 gauge double shotgun. A couple inlines, a couple flinters, but mostly percussion. Most of them could probably go by the wayside, but I have a hard time getting rid of stuff.

December 4, 2012, 04:36 AM
I have a 50 cal Traditions Pursuit II. Sits in the corner somewhere collecting dust. I bought it several years ago to get an extra 2 weeks for deer hunting here. Took it to the range, shot it 4 times, put it away and haven't looked at it since. Too much work and hassle. I guess I'm lazy, just want to put the shell in and pull the trigger, no fuss, no muss. I'll sell it and won't have another.

December 4, 2012, 06:22 AM
Just 4..

Austin & Halleck .50
CVA .50 inline
Pietta 1858 SS .44
Ruger ROA .44

December 4, 2012, 06:50 AM
not enough, but i,m working on it. eastbank.

December 4, 2012, 07:12 AM
Enough that the insurance agent takes me to lunch because of the profit on the insurance premium.

December 4, 2012, 07:43 AM
None. I lost all of mine in a tragic boating accident.;)

December 4, 2012, 08:30 AM
Pulp, There has to be one heck of a story behind your loss.
I've got eleven.

December 4, 2012, 08:57 AM
Hmmm! Had to keep a list. I have 21 BP guns: rifles, pistols and shotguns. Add 2 more to include modern guns I use with BP cartridges: Vaquero 45 Colt revolver and a Rolling Block in 45-70. Then there are those two rifle kits I haven't started ....

Good thing I live an easy and scenic drive to get bulk black powder.


December 4, 2012, 08:58 AM
I have 5 revolvers, three are for display and the other two are shooters. Of the five, I have one 2nd generation Colt ’51 Navy, two 3rd generation Colt’s a ’62 Police and a ’49 Pocket and two Taylor’s & Company shooters a ’51 Navy with a R&D conversion cylinder and a ’62 Police. One rifle a custom built 45 caliber Vincent from Ohio that I never use and will probably sell as my revolvers are my real hobby.
Pics to follow.

December 4, 2012, 12:22 PM
I have four

2 Pietta 1851 Colt navies
A Pietta 1860 Colt army
A Euroarms Rogers and Spencer

At one time I had a Pietta Spiller and Burr as well, but I didn't care for it, and I sold it.


December 4, 2012, 12:55 PM
I have too many. Looking to unload some 1858 brassers nib, 1873 Uberti c & b & a 51 Navy brasser all nib.

December 4, 2012, 12:57 PM
Let's see; 2 percussion Hawkins, 1 flint Hawkins, 1 flint Kentucky style, 2 ROA's, 1 Walker(ASM), 1 Colt Navy(ASM), 1 baby dragoon(ASM), and a NAA companion 22 c&b. I guess that makes 10, so far...:evil::what:

December 4, 2012, 12:59 PM
Like Pulp, I have none. Those darn boats can be mighty dangerous.

December 4, 2012, 01:09 PM
If you shoot black powder loaded shells in a modern gun does that count? Perhaps an anonymous poll of "BP" Cartridge guns and Muzzle loaders would be interesting. Considering the almost certainty that some State or Federal busybody is monitoring this forum most would be reluctant to give information that could come back to them. "Just because I'm paranoid does not mean that they aren't out to get me!"

December 4, 2012, 01:14 PM
Two smokepoles, three sixguns and one pistol.

December 4, 2012, 01:30 PM
I would have to guess around 50 long arms or so and close to that in pistols maybge more never counted them all. I know for sure 4 cannon, do they count?
Now yow know why I do not waste my time cleanning them, and yes the wife knows about them and complains that the house is a mess, and why cant I put that crap in the tool shed.

December 4, 2012, 01:49 PM
I try to keep a very tight reign on my irons, but I have to admit two new C&B Ubertis somehow appeared in the past few months.

December 4, 2012, 02:05 PM
I also had a tragic boating accident where all were lost in the deep.

December 4, 2012, 02:13 PM
down to only four Ruger Old Army' 54 TC 32 TC Cherokee...

December 4, 2012, 02:41 PM
ROA, Colt .36 Navy copy, kit .40 cal Deringer , T/C Hawken, Sile Hawken Hunter, Savage MLII and one .50 mini-cannon.

Almost last place in this listing.

December 4, 2012, 02:41 PM
Be honest... how many blackpowders you got?

What time is it? :rolleyes:
I have 34 percussion guns but some are for sale so the number fluctuates.

15 rifles
3 shotguns
11 revolvers
5 single shot pistols

December 4, 2012, 03:00 PM

1 Walker,
1 3rd Dragoon
4 Remington NMAs
4 1860 Army Colts
2 1851 Navy Colts .44 cal
3 1851 Navy Colts .36 Cal
1 1849 Colt
1 Remington Revolving carbine
1 LeMat
1 SA Starr
1 DA Starr
1 Paterson Colt
1 TVM 20 ga flintlock fowling piece
1 TVM .54 Early Virginia flintlock rifle
1 Lebannon County style .40 flintlock rifle

So that's 24...but I can't shake the feeling that I'm forgetting something...

December 4, 2012, 03:56 PM
Man this thread took off! I woke up bright and early, was sipping my coffee and browsing THR before going out to haul a load of firewood for a buddy. And I thought I had too many blackpowder guns! Jokes aside, be careful. Blackpowder addiction can cause the health of your pocketbook to degrade! :P I own more BP guns than smokeless guns!

December 4, 2012, 04:14 PM
I have one! A CVA Optima. It has served me well for two deer seasons now. I don't know why anyone would want more than one... ;)

(I'm just kidding about that last part in case the winking eye didn't tip you off)

Fingers McGee
December 4, 2012, 04:16 PM
Here are some of them

December 4, 2012, 05:05 PM
Fingers, nice collection of smoke wheels! :D

December 4, 2012, 05:27 PM
1 Pedersoli Pennslvania long rifle in .50. 1 CVA hawkens in .50, 1 1858 new model army, 1 Juker pistol in .44, and 1 Hoppes Ethan Allen pepperbox.

December 4, 2012, 06:08 PM

Sorry for the lousy pic. I'll try to get a better one next time I have my diving equipment handy. :evil:

December 4, 2012, 06:21 PM
Since I got into BP shooting in 2009, I've acquired:

1 Pedersoli 2nd Model Brown Bess
1 1884 Springfield Trapdoor
1 Uberti Walker
1 Pietta 1858 Remington
1 Uberti SAA .45LC
1 Pietta 1860 Army
1 Traditions Pioneer Pistol (built from kit)

About the only smokeless gun I still shoot with any regularity is my 1911. Just to keep in practice. My next one will probably be either a Uberti 1851 Navy or a Pedersoli 1861 Springfield. That's gonna be a while, though.

December 4, 2012, 11:10 PM
1 rifle and around 12 - 14 revolvers.

+ 6 Single action 1873 clones.

Add another rifle. 1873 Winchester.

4v50 Gary
December 4, 2012, 11:13 PM
Some. :D

December 5, 2012, 01:18 AM
I've OWNED 37 C&B revolvers but have 15 currently.
One 12ga ML
4 ML Rifles all 58cal

December 5, 2012, 06:30 AM
Pre-1899: 16
Post-1899: 8

December 5, 2012, 11:04 AM
Well, you see I found this old jetski that had a blown motor. So bein' the tinkering type I managed to to stuff a blown 454 Chevy motor in it. I was idling across a small stock pond one day at about 118mph, when we had an earthquake that triggered a tsunami in that pond. I survived the jump but somehow all my guns managed to fall off. Then the earth cracked open and swallowed up all the water in the pond and my guns to boot.

I read in the news the other day that there was a big geyser thing in China and it shot out a bunch of guns. Someday I might just go over there and file a claim.

Yup, that's how it happened.:rolleyes:

December 5, 2012, 03:19 PM
I have a bunch too many to count
See I like to go diving in lakes and I keep finding bp guns at the bottom of the lakes
Who knew?

December 5, 2012, 03:32 PM
I have my home made .25 cal black powder pistol ,an 1858 New Army Remington and a black powder shot gun in the making.Here's the pistol I made in .25 caliber.It shoots .25 caliber bullets that I make from a mold but it will shoot lead shot better,being that it's a smooth bore :D

December 5, 2012, 03:36 PM
Sounds like the wife is looking over the shoulder of some of you guys!

Oh, I also forgot my cannon. I have a .32 caliber muzzleloading cannon that I made from aluminum with a steel breech plug. 10 grains of powder and a patched ball will make a pretty nice boom for such a little pipsqueak of a cannon! :D

My neighbors really love me. :rolleyes:

December 5, 2012, 04:01 PM
A cannon...thats next! 2 51's, 2 58 Remingtons 1 60 Army and a CVA Bushwhacker.......Im no "Fingers"....yet!

December 5, 2012, 04:16 PM
Sounds like the wife is looking over the shoulder of some of you guys!

But even if she was, it's more her business than anyone else's. People who display and talk about valuables in public are called targets.

December 5, 2012, 04:23 PM
2 1858 Remington NMAs

1 Spiller&Burr

1 NAA Super companion

1 Pedersoli Derringer Guardian

1 CVA Mountain Rifle 45 cal

December 5, 2012, 04:30 PM
Thats an awesome picture of your cannon raisin Hell :evil: :p I've got so many pics I want to show but I'm havin a time posting them from photo bucket.I'm tryin...

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December 5, 2012, 05:20 PM
Some stinking thieves just broke in and stole them all.

December 5, 2012, 06:10 PM
Pistols - one flint, one percussion
Smoothbores - 3 flint, 1 percussion
Rifles - 2 flint, 2 percussion

Total of 10 -- more than I can get time to shoot.

Pete D.
December 6, 2012, 07:36 AM
Muzzleloaders and BP cartridge guns.
Two flintlock Fowlers - 20 ga and 16 ga.
A 14 gauge blunderbuss.
A Lyman flint GPR .50
A CVA percussion carbine .50
A Navy Arms SXS 12 ga.
A 20 ga. Howdah
A .50 cal flint pistol
A .50 cal. Underhammer target pistol from Greyhaven Arms.
A Pietta .36 Navy revolver
Also, four antique Bulldog pistols in .32/.38/.44 designed for BP only.
A Browning Hi-Wall 1885 BPCR
An 1873 Springfield Trapdoor carbine.
And two BP golf ball mortars.

December 6, 2012, 11:14 AM
It was horrific. I love my BP guns and so I took them out on Sister's pontoon boat out on the flats in the Gulf out of Sopchoppie to show them my favorite scalloping area and a rouge wave took them all over board while we were in deep water. It was horrible! They should have been wearing their floation devices! I should have listened to the Game and Fish folks and the Coast Guard!

I have less than the serious folks and more than some dabblers. I "need" more.


December 6, 2012, 11:33 AM
I have a number of fine flint lock rifles and smooth bores. But look at this many shooters don't think the BP handguns are accurate. This is the now discontinued Rogers & Spencer Target, caliber .457. This was fired from sand bags at 25 yards with heavy loads of Triple Seven and 220 grs. conicals.

Trung Si
December 6, 2012, 11:34 AM
I only have two (soon to have a third), they are both the Real Deal Antigues, but both are in good enough shape to be shot, one is a Model 1842 Harpers Ferry Musket .69 Cal, the other is a Sharps Model 1863 Carbine converted to 45-70!

December 6, 2012, 12:56 PM
Trung Si,

Nice living room. Nice guns.

I have a copper helmet somewhat like yours that has a coat of thick red paint over it that ws picked up from the trash in front of the fire house just off the Munster Plaza in Ulm, Germany around 1975. I always wondered if they were purpose made ( I think so) or war material put to peaceful use.

Thanks for sharing.


Trung Si
December 6, 2012, 01:32 PM
kBob! My Mother in Law picked up that Hemet in France in the 60s, I believe It to be an Old French Fire Fighters Helmet!

Big Al Mass
December 6, 2012, 07:11 PM
You are correct. It was derived from the French Army's Adrian helmet.

December 6, 2012, 08:22 PM
http:// Here's my Remington New Army revolver.I also have a home made BP shooter also.

December 6, 2012, 08:48 PM
Saw that BP pistol, you done good! :) The 1858 Remington is a nice handgun to have, I outfitted mine with a nice high profile set of sights. I blued it, and I also gave her action a good tuning. For those high profile sights I cut a piece of mild steel, shaped it into a front sight with files that I inherited from my grandad who died back in 09' of cancer, Lord rest his soul. This Remington is kind of a tribute to him, being that I used his files to put it together. He was a Marine, love his country, and taught me some things about life that I'll never forget.

I also engraved "Don't Tread on Me" on the top of the barrel, and engraved "His Truth is Marching on" on the backstrap. That's a line from the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I think my grandpappy would be proud. And like him, I want my defensive caliber to begin in at least 4.

Just in case you guys forgot what she looks like! :D

I know it ain't perfect and I bought the parts to build this, but it works perfectly and I'm happy with it. And if an 18 year old country boy with hand tools can build it, you probably can too if you go slow and take your time.

December 7, 2012, 12:16 AM
Just ordered another Remmy from Cabelas.

December 7, 2012, 01:01 AM
they were all lost in the great earthquake. the rest were lost in a very tragic boating accident.

What guns me have guns

December 7, 2012, 10:39 AM
http:// My Reminton New Army .44

December 7, 2012, 01:04 PM
To answer the question the way it was posed: original DuPont in all four grades, goi in all four, elephant brand, curtiss and Harvey, Swiss, and one more I can't remember and I don't want to go down to the cabin to see.
Done being a smarty pants, I have 7 shotguns, all 12 ga, 7 rifles from 32 to 72 cal, and 6 handguns from 31 to 45 cal. In a few words, more than I have time to shoot.

December 7, 2012, 03:23 PM
Okay, you guys aren't going to believe what happened this morning. So I go out to the lake with all my BP guns to go frog giggin' and test which BP gun would work best for shooting bullfrogs. We were on a boat and the captain had a little too much rum. He crashed into a rock and then some lake pirates got the guns while we were in the water. Couldn't swim with all that iron so I made the mistake of leaving them on a boat. That's my story and I'm sticking' to it! :D

44 Dave
December 7, 2012, 11:14 PM
7 but, don't tell my wife. 3 more I shoot with bp cartridges.

Jim, West PA
December 8, 2012, 12:15 AM
Embarrassingly...only 14. :o far.
But then, as of late, i keep thinkin 'bout that ......" fear the man with only one gun" thingy.

Oh, does my cannon count ?

December 8, 2012, 12:24 AM
I have a few but I really only use my remmy in 36 cal. (shhh don't tell the others but she is my favorite.)

Busyhands sorry to hear you had a run in with a rock and some pirates. Hopefully they didn't get too much of your booty. :what::uhoh::what:

Sorry couldn't resist:neener:

December 8, 2012, 01:05 AM
Black Powder Rob, I shoulda' busted a cap in Blackbeard when I had the chance, oldschool.

I did get another gun today, but lost it. Up until that point my day was peachy. I woke up early, made $50 doing some hard work, went fishing, kissed a beautiful woman like they do in the movies, and got a gun. All of said events were outstanding and excellent.

Just when I thought the day couldn't get any better, Fienstein ran up and stole my gun. :banghead: Luckily I didn't look directly into her eyes, otherwise I'd be made of stone right now.
Most of you can guess what's in them casings behind the bullet and in front of the primer! :D None other than our good friend Goex!

Well, it was fun while it lasted besides the pirates and Fienstein. :(

December 8, 2012, 07:15 AM
I have honestly lost count. It is way more than I have of Hi Powers.

December 8, 2012, 02:06 PM
I have more BP revolvers than I have smokeless revolvers. That's if I count my son Matt's short-barrel .44 "Fake Navy" and my wife's S&W Model 13.

If I don't count those two; I STILL have more BP revolvers than smokeless revolvers. And that's all Imagonna admit at this time.

As for answering the EXACT question posed in the title: Roughly 2-1/2 pounds of Pyrodex P still in the plastic jugs with some "saran wrap" taped over the tightly-screwed-down lids, about 40 Pyro "POP-fizzle" 30 grn pellets, and maybe 150 grns of "questionable" Pyro P in my powder flask - I found out for myself what happens if'n I don't empty the flask out during "rainy" (mostly just humid) season.

The local Yuma SASS competition is next month; and I'm told by a reliable source (my brother -aka- "Don Coyote") that it's a good place to find REAL Holy Black being sold. Consequently; I'm thinking that my powder cache will be growing somewhat; without having to pay the HAZMAT fee. :cool:

December 8, 2012, 02:20 PM
Double Double Post Post??

December 8, 2012, 02:54 PM
Yumakid, does Pyrodex absorb moisture more so than BP? This time of year it gets really cold at night, stuff hasn't started freezing at night which is quite odd for my part of NorCal. But I left a can of Pyrodex on my shelf for about three months, and I even forgot to screw the lid down tight so the lid was only PARTIALLY tightened.

To give you an idea of the kind of environment we are talking about here, the room I sleep in is not insulated. So there's a lot of humidity cause just by my breathing. I left a twist of tobaccy' on my shelf (uncovered too) and that twist is totally moist and flexible. Hillbilly humidity gauge! :D

Anyway, not to get all off topic here. But I went and shot some of that Pyrodex in my Remmy and in some cartridges ranging from .22's, .32's, and 16 gauges as well as that New Model Army. Didn't get any misfires at all, even though the place I was storing it was humid and the lid was partially off.

Just sayin'. :)

December 8, 2012, 03:01 PM
One. A Thompson Center Triumph rifle that I shoot a Hornady XTP 240 gr .429 sabot bullet from. It's topped with a Nikon 3x9x40 scope. It's a real sweet shooter.

I would like to try a 300 gr bullet some day though.:D

December 8, 2012, 05:38 PM
Not that many considering all the cartridge firearms. But, it's gaining. :D I really don't get the hots for many cartridge guns anymore aside from maybe rimfires.


NAA Supercompanion
ASM .31 Pocket Remmy brasser
Pietta ,44 cal .51 Navy brasser
Pietta 5.5" '58 Remmy
Ruger Old Army


CVA Plainsman
Cabela's Hawken Hunter Carbine
CVA Wolf inline

December 8, 2012, 05:46 PM
MCgunner, that's a pretty nice collection, cartridge guns don't really get me pumped either. Unless they are for cartridges that were originally blackpowder, loaded with blackpowder. Breaktops really get me excited just like a kid on Christmas. The .32 S&W is a fun little round too!

PS, I like your sig line! :)

December 8, 2012, 05:56 PM
Ol' Ben had a way with words. :D

Well, I don't use my cartridge hunting rifles much anymore since I got that CVA Wolf and plan to use my Hawken Hunter Carbine on something in the future. I didn't use BP this hunting season cause all my stuff for them is in storage. I'm hoping to close on my new home in the woods Wednesday. All I had to hunt with this year was my SKS (had 8 handloads that are 20 years old) and my lever action Rossi M92 in .357. I hunted mostly with the lever gun, then the one day I take the SKS out, I shoot a 9 point. Last year I shot a little 5 point with my newish CVA Wolf, first front stuffer kill I've made. I'd hunt with the Hawken more, but it's such a pain to unload, but once I'm moved, I can fire it on my own personal range at the house. :D

I do use my shotguns, love wing shooting, duck, doves and goose hunting. And, I have a carry permit and have carry choices that are modern. BUT, for fun, well, I just get more out of BP and .22s for some reason. I'm not really sure why, addictive I guess.

December 8, 2012, 07:49 PM
Three T/C Renegades: one flint, two percussion. Two T/C Patriot pistols. One blued Ruger Old Army revolver.

The flint Renegade is my favorite.

December 8, 2012, 09:26 PM
I do use my shotguns, love wing shooting, duck, doves and goose hunting. And, I have a carry permit and have carry choices that are modern. BUT, for fun, well, I just get more out of BP and .22s for some reason. I'm not really sure why, addictive I guess.

I buy both of the above like crazy. Lots of rimfire and BP guns! Of course pretty much all my centerfire guns get either fed or a taste of BP. Of all the shells I fire from my shotgun, only about 25% of them are loaded with smokeless.

Speaking of rimfire, I really wish they'd bring back the old .32 rimfires. I would LOVE a rifle in .32 caliber. A nice 100 grain bullet at 1000 FPS with pinpoint accuracy would be a nice small game gun!

loose noose
December 8, 2012, 10:53 PM
I've got 12 BP only firearms, 2 Remington 58's 2 Colt 1860"s, 1 Spiller and Burr, 1 New England 12 ga. single shot shotgun, 1 Traditions 54 Hawkins, 1 .45 Kentucky rifle by Markwell, 1 45 Kentucky pistol by Jukar, 1 50 cal Lyman hawkins, 1 45 TC Hawkins, 1 45 Traditions Kentucky Pistol, Oh yeh I've got an original Springfield 45-70 Trapdoor that's been completely restored, as well as a Sharps 1874 in 45-70. I guess were not supposed to mention 2nd generation Colt PeaceMakers. Oh yeh I forgot to mention a .32 Lancaster Flintlock by Pedersoli

December 9, 2012, 12:04 AM
Two Spiller and Burrs, two Pietta .31 pocket models, two more Pietta blued .36 Remmies, an Uberti .36 Remington Kirst converted to .38, a Stainless Pietta .44 converted to .45 Colt, an engraved and plated .44 Remmie, two Remmies in the ''Old Silver'' configuration, engraved, in .44, Two NAA Super Companions [ .22 ''magnum'' BP ] ''Colt'' cutdown Navy with Thunderer grip and grip frame, and a .41 BP derringer. I saw too many westerns as a kid.

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December 9, 2012, 12:22 AM
I saw too many westerns as a kid.

Will, the exact same thing happened with me. And I love that pair o' Colts! Not sure you guys would laugh at me if I said "When I was a kid" being that most folk on here have been shooting guns since before my parents were born.
But I was a 90's kid. I played with cap guns that looked like Peacemakers or 73' Remingtons. And of course there was that one rifle I had that looked like a lever gun, you'd put a roll of caps in through the bottom and when you racked the lever a fresh paper cap would go under the hammer while it was being cocked. The only problem was when I was in a "shootout" there would be the need to remove the little red stub of paper for every shot fired.

Almost all my friends in the same age group played "Halo" or some other futuristic shoot-em-up video game, and as a consequence they all want Glocks and MP5's. Or AOW's.

That's why it's great to grow up on westerns. When you get old enough to get the real thing, it's so cheap and there's no paperwork. That is why there's so many blackpowder addicts, and that is why this thread took off like a bottle rocket (another fun toy from my childhood.) And that's BP addiction 101 in a nutshell! :D

Sorry if I'm reminiscing too much, I had a good childhood. My parents got me a Red Ryder for cryin' out loud. :D

December 9, 2012, 01:46 AM
I had a metal cap gun six shooter that looked like a cartridge converted Colt 1860, and a Johnny Rebel cannon, and so did my older brother, and we had felt kepis, but he always made me wear the blue one.... you should have been born in 1960. You'd have fit right in.

December 10, 2012, 10:57 PM
I think I've got 17 right now. That's actually down quite a bit from a year or two ago; been pretty merciless about thinning the herd. Future cuts will eventually leave about half a dozen.

If I could find a Browning Mountain Rifle with browned furniture (as opposed to brass) in .54 at a price I could live with, that count would immediately drop to 16 and make the decision regarding what makes the final cut easier...

December 10, 2012, 11:27 PM
Will, I think I had a similar looking cap gun when I was younger. To tell you the truth I was like the Burt Gummer of cap guns at that age! Haha! :D

Molasses, I didn't know Browning made any black powders, course I've fired a lot of BP shells out of a browning shotgun but that doesn't really count.

December 11, 2012, 07:41 AM
Sorry if I'm reminiscing too much, I had a good childhood. My parents got me a Red Ryder for cryin' out loud.

Since it's the season, I have to offer this cautionary reminder to be careful with that Red Ryder. Otherwise, "You'll put your eye out!" :D

December 11, 2012, 09:09 AM
Molasses, I didn't know Browning made any black powders, course I've fired a lot of BP shells out of a browning shotgun but that doesn't really count.

First came on the market at the tail end of the '70s and I have no idea how short the production run went. Only made for a few years at most. They made 'em in .45, .50 and .54 with either brass trim or browned steel trim and a special commemorative version.
Here's a poor quality image of the one I stumbled into awhile back that turned me onto them: a .45 with brass trim.

December 11, 2012, 03:16 PM
Not enough.

12 rifles
5 pistols

White oak
December 11, 2012, 09:42 PM
Only 3 but trying for another!

December 11, 2012, 10:07 PM
White Oak, you're probably going to watch that collection grow. You are at three right now, then four, then five, then eight. Then you'll wonder why your place looks like a civil war armory.

Aw great, now I'm hankerin' fer a cap and ball Colt. Kinda reminds me of when I quit burnin' the first time. "Okay... just one more sixgun can't hurt." :D

I started buying blackpowders at 16, no intentions of ever stopping. You buy one and your wallet feels it for the rest of your life.

December 11, 2012, 10:16 PM
Had 3, just sold the 1858. Ive got a flintlock pistol on the way and a guy at the range is contemplating selling me his .58 rifle.

December 19, 2012, 03:42 AM
Just a few of mine...I have these plus 9-10 more rifles & pistols

December 19, 2012, 10:42 PM
Yes, one and a half.
I have a '58 Remmie 5 1/2" bbl and a BP conversion barrel for my Mossberg 500. So my Mossy is the 1/2 BP, 1/2 not. Hey, it counts, and it shoots well.

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