Revolvers take a break!

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  1. HUnter58

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    Time for the other family members to play.

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  2. white smoke

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    That’s quite a collection. I have but one. 9066F3D9-8D55-4933-A382-8E4AFBA6FA4D.jpeg
     
  3. .455_Hunter

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    I wish there was a market for a replica for the 1842 .54 caliber service pistol. They are quite handy.
     
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  4. Twocanary

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    Only have one also, a Pedersoli. Can't pronounce the name. Got it used and the barrel was cut back. Don't know why. First time I shot it was shooting at a berm 100 yards away, one handed like a duelist. Just messing around waiting for the ceasefire so I could put up my target. Hit a couple of dirt clods on the berm by accident. One guy thought I hit them on purpose. It got windy after and a speck of dirt flew into my aiming eye so I couldn't shoot it as good:) 252D1347-29D2-4E47-8BA0-2F9B8EE57739_1_201_a.jpeg
     
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  5. JCooperfan1911

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    Here’s mine:

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  6. HUnter58

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    Nice! What caliber?
     
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  7. white smoke

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    That’s a fine looking rig JCooper fan
     
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  8. hawg

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    Fo sho!
     
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  9. JCooperfan1911

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    Thanks, y’all.

    It is in .50 caliber with a smoothbore barrel.
     
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  10. Ugly Sauce

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  11. hawg

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    I'd like it a lot better without the tape.
     
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  12. Ugly Sauce

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    I sometimes take it to the mountains, so I shoot a heavy load. The bow-wrap makes the recoil a bit more manageable.
     
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  13. Ugly Sauce

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    The day I took that pic, and at about the same time, I listened to a pack of wolves howling about a half mile away, and earlier I got between a mama bear and her cub. !!! Heavy loads are just right! Mama bear turned around and ran off, cub stayed in the tree, I did an about face and hurried on my way. (looking back often) :)
     
  14. Ugly Sauce

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    Is that a .36"??
     
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  15. Twocanary

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    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...
     
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    I just have this little gun show pickup .41 cal.

    I think i paid $50 or $60 for it.

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  17. Ugly Sauce

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    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.
     
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  18. Twocanary

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    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.
     
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  19. Ugly Sauce

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    I've taken quite a few with a .36" revolver. Anything smooth bore would work good, .50" on up, or perhaps a bit smaller, as far as shooting shot loads go. As long as the grouse stay on the ground, which they often do, (around here anyhow) a shot load would be great, I think. .58 to .60 caliber would work more better of course. But...I tend to think in terms of "economy" of powder and lead. A .36" round ball, and 15 grains of powder would extend the powder and lead supply compared to larger quantities of shot and powder, that something .50 and up would consume.

    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.
     
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    I've posted this one before but what the heck. It's a Chiappa. 45 Napoleon Lepage.
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  21. Ugly Sauce

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    I want it. That's a beauty. Didn't know Chiappa made such a pistol.

    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.
     
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    just picked up another one last week before they went out of stock, figured I needed a new project to keep me busy with the weather being cold and Covid (or anything that has any symptoms at all being called covid) still an issue 2 years later.

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  23. Ugly Sauce

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    Wow great price. ! If I cut two inches off the barrel, it would fit right in my Plains Pistol holster. Hmmmmmmmmmm..............
     
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    I had vowed not to acquire any more new firearms for a while, but then I just sort of won this one by accident this past weekend in a live online auction. It's an M1842 Martial pistol by Henry Aston with a lock and barrel date of 1848 (54. cal smoothbore) I put a fixed maximum amount pre-bid in on it well below what I thought it would go for with the idea that I couldn't win it at that price but if I did I'd be getting a deal. Then I just signed out and left it to my luck since I had no intention of being involved in live bidding. I already have one that's a shooter but it's not nearly as nice as this one appears to be. Damn if the bidding didn't stop right at my maximum amount. These are a couple of auction pictures. The only thing I intend to do is get rid of the horrible shiny varnish and take the wood back to its original military-style linseed oil satin finish.
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    Almost perfect cartouches showing little to no sanding for stocks. Over all pretty nice for a 174 year old pistol
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    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
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    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.
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  25. Ugly Sauce

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    Oh no. The 1842 is another I'd really like to have, I would have to settle for reproduction of course. I am a "shoot any antique" type of guy, but yeah messing with the frizzen might not be something to do lightly. However, there are lots of flintlock parts on the market, finding a frizzen that's close enough to the original would be possible, and then fit it to the gun for shooting and set the original one aside.

    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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