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"pistolet de gendarme" cal.69 at 10meters

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by flibuste, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. flibuste

    flibuste Member

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    This is a constabulary pistol of the Napoleon period. Actually the first version was flintlock and named "an IX" ( 9th year of the new calendar after the French revolution) and later on converted to percussion. It is a "pocket" version for the police with smoothbore.

    There is no specific markings so it is a civilian version.

    load 2.5g BP, 5g cornmeal and cal.69 patched ball ; aiming under the target

    The last 15 balls are within the drawing

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  2. Cosmoline

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    Nice! I almost never see smoothbore pistols being fired at the ranges here. I wonder if they ever used buckshot loads in those.
     
  3. splattergun

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    Beautiful pistolet! That is good shooting at 30m. Some modern 'pistolets' may not do so well. But at .69 cal it would hurt anywhere it hits. :eek:
     
  4. Acorn Mush

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    What an interesting "thumper"! You are to be commended on your great shooting of a pistol without sights, too.:D

    Can you provide any more historical information about it?
     
  5. flibuste

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    Actually the target was only 10 meters away !!!!!!!



    The Pedersoli "gendarme AN IX" is very similar.

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  6. 72coupe

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    Very nice. You have some interesting hardware.
     
  7. VA27

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    Very nice! (I've been drooling over that Pedersoli for months. There's a vid on YT of one being shot.
     
  8. LeonCarr

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    Wow...talk about a Pocket Rocket.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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