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FF in Flintlock Pistol?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by synapse, Aug 21, 2006.

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  1. synapse

    synapse Member

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    Hello,

    I have a blackpowder rifle that I truly enjoy shooting. I have lately been having the itch to purchase a flintlock pistol - - the only problem being I have loads of FF GOEX.

    Can I use FF in a flintlock pistol? Or do I really have to purchase FFF? Also, if I can use FF, will will be outcome?

    Thank you,
    Synapse
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    You didn't mention the pistol's bore size, but if it's .40 caliber or over, ffG powder shouldn't present any problem. Be sure to prime with ffffG though.
     
  3. synapse

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    50 cal

    I was thinking about getting a 50 cal Pedersoli Kentucky Flintlock Pistol.

    ///since I know nothing about Pedersoli, can you let me know if I am making a mistake with that brand.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Manyirons

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    Pedies alright, an ya aint got no problem with FF in that .50, ya MIGHT get a little less velocity an more foulin, mebbe not.
     
  5. sundance44s

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    I`ve tried both in my 50cal single shot pistol .. the 3f goex produces more consistant tighter groups ... but the 2 f works fine ...i just like them tight groups . but i do shoot the 2f when its all i have at hand .just run a cleaning patch a little more often.. i have to about every 5 shots with the 2f . about every 8/10 shots with the 3f.
     
  6. Tinker2

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    I have some small caliber flint lock hand guns, at this moment
    .35 caliber and up. I shoot FFg in most of them, barrel and pan.

    For most of them, it is more accurate or the same. More consistent
    shot to shot and faster lock time.

    In my small caliber rifles, my .32 flint lock works great with FFg
    but my .34 percussion likes FFFg

    I have all the FFFFg I will ever need and a lot of FFFg on hand.
    It is the FFg that I run out of.

    I use Birchwood Casey #77 black powder solvent as my patch lube
    and the guns shoot good and load easy all day long.

    American Pioneer Powder is the only black powder substitute that I
    have had any luck with in a flint lock pan with out any black.
    Hope this helps.


    Good luck, be safe, have fun
    Tinker2
     
  7. enfield

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    I shoot ffg in my .45 flint pistol, and prime with ffg also.
     
  8. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    You may certainly use the larger FF grain powder in a pistol. Remember this, it may not be optimal in terms of pressure and velocity, but it's probably more historically accurate. I'm given the understanding that our grains are much more refined than what the old timers had when flintlocks were the only guns available.
     
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