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newly made Bowie/pistols?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Mp7, Sep 10, 2008.

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  1. Mp7

    Mp7 Member

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    ..just saw this on an auction.
    It asked 320 Euros and one person
    was wealthy enuff to bid for it.

    Looks like a prototype/selfmade weapon to me,
    or are there any makes out there.......
    other than the replicas of the navy pistolknives?

    Cheers, Mp7
     
  2. Voodoochile

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    Looks like a Replica of a Elgin Cutlass that the U.S. Navy "& possibly others" used during the early 1830's to maybe 1850's.

    Looks like a fine piece.
     
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    Interesting, but the blade work looks a bit rough...

    Tom
     
  4. bonza

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    Yes, it looks like one of the replicas that were put out in kit form back in the 1970s. They also did the Pepperbox, & 'Snake-Eyes' double barrel.

    Update: Just did a search & they are still available along with all the other kits Ethan Allen put out. http://www.fcsutler.com/fckitguns.asp
     
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    i hope its a replica.
    Either way i just was never fond of those. just never really liked them
     
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    The blade does look pretty poor, but cool gun. Just don't let your hand slip when loading :eek:

    HB
     
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    I recognize the pistol as a kit that they were calling the Philadelphia Derringer back in the 70s. The knife is just an add on. Looks like it was turned out in some basement work shop.
     
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    The 2002 Dixie Gun WOrks catolog on my desk had them for US$94.95 listed as "Classic Arms Cutlass Pistol Kit

    .44 Smothbore

    Takes 12 grains FFFg with .433 ball with .015 patch and size #11 patches

    2002 catalog Number: PH1303

    Same kit without the knife.trigger gaurd "New Orleans Ace" was US $54.95

    Catlog number PH1400

    Back in the 1970's this was also available with a rifles barrel, ask me how I know. I only fired bird shot in it anyway as back then I could not find appropriate ball.

    Classic also offered a four shot non indexing pepperbox, a side by side double barrel Deringer called Snake-eyes, a twist barrel two shot, and a horizontal divergent three barreled "duck foot".

    -Bob Hollingsworth
     
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