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british lancer pistol at 25m

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by flibuste, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. flibuste

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    First shooting with this Indian replica (from TOW), smooth bore .

    Loading with 40gr BP, 25gr cornmeal and patched 650 ball .

    Recoil is stout but comfortable, aiming (without sights !) 1meter under the target :

    All bullets did not touch the paper this time but it seems promising........... next step is adding some front and rear sights .

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=104824&stc=1&d=1252160407

    Here is the authentic one :

    http://www.goantiques.com/detail,victorian-pistol,2070238.html

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  3. flibuste

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    Very pleasant video !

    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 ?

    thanks
     
  4. Das Jaeger

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    Arcticap !

    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:
     
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    Haha, absolutely NOT how I expected an arcticap video production to be scored. Barry Manilow maybe, but not THAT! :D

    Genuinely gunny stuff.
     
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    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........

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=105223&stc=1&d=1252770809

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=105224&stc=1&d=1252770865



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  7. Ginormous

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    flibuste,

    You always do very concise and well documented range reports and results with some very interesting pistols. I always look forward to your posts. Keep it up!

    Edit: BTW, your sights are really nicely done!
     
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  8. flibuste

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    The same pistol : 6 shot at 25 meters ; I did not dare shooting the 7th ball because the clustering was so good !!!!

    Quite impressive when you remember that these pistols were supposed to shoot "a brule pourpoint" ( means so close that it will fire the cloth of the foe !!!)



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    And another similar from another Indian manufacturer :



    shooting duelist at 25m (smoothbore pistol as the other one but bore slightly smaller)

    load: 2.3g BP,cornmeal and patched cal.60 ball

    After the point of aim was established, all impact are within the drawing.


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    regards
     
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