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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by mykeal, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. mykeal

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    A thread for muzzleloading pistols (non-revolvers):
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  2. scrat

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    Darn you i dont have any of them yet. Its going to be a long time before i buy another bp gun. My next gun im looking on getting is a 1919 A6
     
  3. pohill

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    Pedersoli Kentucky pistol .44
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    Nice lookin guns, you guys ever do any hunting with them?
     
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    nice gun iggy. is that spanish walnut
     
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    Double Barrels

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    Original double barrel - unknown maker (Belgian?)
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    Great thread mykeal! Something different from the cap and balls we have all seen numerous times, not that there's anything wrong with that of course! It's just good to see some other stuff for a change.

    Anyway, this I inherited from my late father. It's a beautiful Danny Powell flintlock .45. Custom made, engraved, and chequered grips. It's really a breathtaking piece in my opinion. I've shot it a few times but mostly it stays nice and comfy in it's box now. You just don't see too many of this quality. It's one of my very prized possessions.

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  10. pohill

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    Wow. Friggin' wow.
    How old is that gun? What's the story/history of Danny Powell?
     
  11. scrat

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    Indeed for its time and age that is some quality work. Top dollar when that gun was made top dollar for sure
     
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    pohill said:
    The pistol was built sometime in the late 1960s or early 70s. I'm not too sure of the exact time but know it's somewhere in there. My Dad was an avid muzzleloader and buckskinner and used to run with a bunch of guys who would go to Friendship every year for the festivities there. I was even there a few times as a wee young-un back in the day hanging out in the teepee.

    Danny Powell was one of the regulars and a very skilled craftsmen who used to frequent Friendship along with the likes of Hershel House and Blue Jacket Sanders all of whom I have pieces from as well that Dad had acquired through trades and such going back over the years. Their work and skill are just truly amazing. I have no idea even of the value of some of these pieces anymore but I'm told by another one of the regulars and an old friend of my Dad's who used to hang out with him and the gang there that they are all quite valuable to those in the know.
     
  13. mykeal

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    Those pieces are priceless. They have virtually infinite value. I hope you shoot them, if not regularly then at least a couple times a year. They deserve nothing less than regular exercise and loving maintenance. Great stuff, that.
     
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    Authentic 1853 IN Johnson .54 cal smoothbore horse pistol. Purchased at a relic shop in Gettysburg. Shoots well and is accurate within reason. OK for artillary as a last ditch gun. Can be loaded with buck and ball for maximum effect, (very nasty). Rugged, simple construction makes for a pistol that with proper care lasts damn near forever.
     

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    sweet nice pic
     
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    Scrat.

    Thanks, it is curly maple.
    Here is a rifle made from the same piece of wood and barrel.

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    I allowed a bunch of buckskinners to shoot and do some ronyvooin' on the ranch for several years.

    I had one of the members build the rifle for me, and the club pitched in and had him secretly make the pistol to match.

    When they presented that pistol to me was the only time this old geezer has been ever been completely speechless.

    That gun means a whole bunch to me.

    Phantom Captain,

    That is one beautiful pistol. It is truly a treasure to pass on to up and coming generations, but shootin' it won't hurt it none.

    I go back to the times of Curly Gustomski, John Baird, Blue Jacket too.

    I never made it to Friendship, but I ran across some of those old boys at ronyvoos in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado.
    "Them was shinin' times they was.
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    mykeal said:
    Can't agree with you enough. To me they are priceless, I could never get rid of any of them. The only thing being moreso are the pieces my Dad built himself. I do take them out and shoot them all. Matter of fact you have inspired me to take the Powell .45 out this weekend. Maybe the Sanders Trade gun or the House rifle too!

    They all deserve to speak as much as they can. :cool:
     
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    Totally agree with you too Iggy, don't worry, I'm not afraid to shoot any of my stuff as I too believe that is it's purpose. They all need to be used, cared for and loved and they are.

    And yeah, the names you mention I know too. Dad mentioned them all and knew them. In fact I think the trigger set and trigger guard on the Hawken were done by Gustomski.

    Here's a pic or two of the .45 B Buckely poor boy, the .40 Hershel House rifle and the Blue Jacket Sanders .72 trade gun. Like I said, just amazing priceless stuff.

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    House rifle and Sanders trade gun.

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    These three my Dad built. .36 squirrel rifle, .62 smooth rifle and my most prized his .54 Hawken with the Douglas barrel. From a rest it shoots lovely cloverleafs all day.

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    Sorry mykeal! I don't mean to and hope I'm not hijacking your thread. I can move these if you want.
     
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    Those are beautiful examples of the craftsmen of the last generation.

    Your Dad was no slouch either. Those are beautiful examples of the gunmakers skills.
     
  21. mykeal

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    Don't you dare move them, or I will haunt you for the rest of your days.:evil:
     
  22. Tru Griff

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    mykeal, I have the same pistol you have listed as CVA Colonial .45 cal. . Does yours have Dikar Spain on the barrel? Also wanted to ask if yours is hard to pull the trigger on? Mine almost takes two fingers to pull it but it's great shooting it. Louder than my .58 cal cannon.

    Very nice pistols and rifles fella's.
     

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    Yes, it does have the Dikar Spain stamp. CVA, and others, marketed these Spanish made guns and kits in the late 60's and the 70's. Traditions is the current importer, although I don't know if they sell this particular gun. CVA named it a Colonial; others used different names.

    With respect to the trigger pull, I find it a little stout (I've never measured it) but it's nowhere near bad enough to require two fingers or affect the ability to hold on target. The short sight distance is the biggest detriment to accuracy.
     
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