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Interesting patent

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by HUnter58, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. HUnter58

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    The Westlake Matchmaster, as depicted there, may be a great shooter, but it is definitely in the running for "World's Ugliest Pistol". :eek:
     
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    I'm guessing it's legal in some sort of muzzle loading competition, otherwise, it's the answer to a question never asked. I think I'd rather just shoot my .38s from a metallic cartridge with my handloads.
     
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    I think they sell them in England, where (I assume) they can't shoot cartridge handguns.
    --Dawg
     
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    We can shoot cartridge revolvers, as long as they are 24" LOA. Long barrel and non detachable "arm support" sticking out the bottom corner of the grip.
    Oh - and you cant lend or borrow one - its buy to try.

    Thats why there was an upsurge of interest in BP revolvers.
    Some owners found the cleanup routine not to their taste, hence the Westlake approach.
    HTH!
     
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    It looks just like my Howell's conversion cylinder only retro-engineered to fire without a cartridge case.

    McGunner said it best, "it's an answer to a question never asked."
     
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    But the question WAS asked, especially in England. Also asked by some Americans wondering about smokeless in a cap & ball.
     
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    At those prices (385 and 550 lb. sterling) just buy 2 conversion cylinders to shoot cartridges and get change back. Current exchange rate is 1 British pound = $1.52 US. (385 lb=$585.20)(550 lb=$836.00 US)
     
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    The problem with that is THEN they have "made" a gun which fires metallic cartrtidges, and THEN they have to secure a supply of the required metallic cartridges.

    Both of which are illegal in a British "civilian's" hands. Hopefully, that won't happen to we 'Muricans in the present or future politics.
     
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