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Burr-Hamilton Duelling Pistols

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by mike101, Jul 11, 2008.

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  1. mike101

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    Perhaps this will help?
     
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    The guns were standard Wogdon duellers, with single-set triggers. Most flintlock duelling pistols had them.
     
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    Ham shot first

    I read that in the 1970's, while measuring the guns for a run of reproductions that the hair trigger feature was found. It was speculated that Hamilton was taken by surprise by the lightness of his trigger pull and inadvertantly missing and giving Burr the golden opportunity. I am sure that a few more of us has made the same mistake with our rifles at the line.
     
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    > ...with single-set triggers. Most flintlock duelling pistols had them.

    Many of today's replica flint and cap dueling pistols and single-shot muzzleloaders have set triggers like the originals. Pedersoli makes a few http://tinyurl.com/59gu9d
     
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