Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by HUnter58, Jan 7, 2022.
Nice! What caliber?
It is in .50 caliber with a smoothbore barrel.
I'd like it a lot better without the tape.
Is that a .36"??
It's 44 cal. Haven't shot a 36 dueling pistol of any sort so can't say which cal is "better". Just happy to find a used one...
I think i paid $50 or $60 for it.
Well yeah, I'd take either one and not be picky. !!! I've always been "attracted" !!! to the .36" version, as I think it would make a cool small-game-survival gun. I think the .36" would be a bit more gentle on feathered small game, but the .44 might be fine with a light load.
Couldn't stop thinking about what could work as a BP, hand gun, small game, survival gun. Maybe a Howda kit with 20 gauge/50cal barrels might do. Kit form can be finished with the wood proud. Can refinish 2-3 times over its life span as it will see rough usage. I'd like to see somebody shoot a game bird on the fly with a BP hand gun! Me, I'd like to get one with 58x58 barrels. Some day.
Sorry for the thread drift.
I don't think I'd ever attempt to hit one on the fly, with a pistol!!! A 58X58 would be sweet, especially with one barrel rifled, and one smooth.
I like Chiappa. I have a 1861 Springfield made by Armi Sport, which I believe was Chiappa by another name. That rifle is perfect, beautiful fit and finish, etc.
Almost perfect cartouches showing little to no sanding for stocks. Over all pretty nice for a 174 year old pistol
Here's my other two martial pistols--another M1842 made in 1847 and a really nice M1836 made in 1842 that has escaped being converted to percussion. I've shot the M1842 but not the M1836 since I would have to have the frizzen rehardened. I'm hesitant to mess with a 180 year old antique
Here are most of my flintlock single shots with one large percussion plus the two small commemorative percussion Deringers. I've snagged four of five more since this shot was taken but have been too lazy to get them out to photograph or even shoot.
Having said that, I have a rifle made pre-1846, that was with the Donner party when it first set out, and I had some restoration work done on it so we could shoot it. And it's a good shooter. Still accurate. And I have taken it for walks in the woods. As it is a family heirloom it will never be sold, in my lifetime, any reduction in value that caused is of no concern.
Wow those flinglock pistols, I see several I'd love to have. Nice.
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