Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Richardson Boot Pistol - $50

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by vis-à-vis, Aug 18, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. vis-à-vis

    vis-à-vis Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    831
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    I'm giving very serious consideration to buying one of these pistols from SOG (scroll midway down). They are black powder, takes a #11 cap, shoots .36 ball. I'm wondering if any of you have experience with them or know how they are. I know that you tend to get what you pay for, but I'm hoping this will present itself as an affordable and fun introduction to BP.

    Here are some pics I found from CalGuns

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately I cannot find any youtubes of this baby in action.
     
  2. PRM

    PRM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,057
    Pistol

    PH1305 Classic Arms New Orleans Ace Pistol Kit $97.50

    Dixie Gun Works has sold a similar pistol in kit form for years. I had an uncle that passed away several years ago who had one. I sold it for my Aunt, and from what I remember it was a decent gun for the money. No sights. But they were a replica of a close quarters riverboat gun. The Dixie model was a .44 calibre.
     
  3. RyanM

    RyanM Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,412
    Location:
    PA
    Screw barrels are very weak when loaded from the breach due to the very limited amount of powder that can fit. Round ball at 300-400 fps, IIRC.

    Loaded through the muzzle, with a smaller ball and a patch, and a larger powder charge, they're much more powerful.

    Some, especially the cheap ones, eventually crack the stocks due to recoil and constantly twisting the barrel on and off, though.

    Other than that, should be fun enough. Much easier to load than muzzleloaders.
     
  4. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    4,393
    Location:
    "Land of (dis)Enchantment"
    Chinese crap.

    I bought a pair at a "special" price of ~$70 for the pair.

    I haven't bothered to shoot them yet, and probably won't.
     
  5. mmichalak2

    mmichalak2 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    saw one this weekend....

    A club member had one out this weekend. He loaded it up and fired it at the 25ft. range. missed the target (shooting at B-8p targets!:eek:).

    Tried again, missed again!

    I believe it is now a shelf ornament...
     
  6. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,632
    Location:
    Mojave Desert, California
    vis-à-vis , I gotta say what do you want from a "Boot Gun"? The width of a card playin' table or maybe 6-10ft. If ya like it get it, or Put it towards a Rem or Colt Pocket Pistol ifin yur a buyin' it fer shootin' much.


    SG
     
  7. sundance44s

    sundance44s Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,473
    A friend of mine has one he shot at an old burned out fire barrel from 5 ft away....the shot bounced off the barrel and hit him ( No harm done to the barrel or him ). He wouldn`t shoot it through my crono ..when I told him about my...you hit it ..you buy it program .
     
  8. AntiqueCollector

    AntiqueCollector Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    842
    I have one. On mine, it seems the spring isn't strong enough, takes more than one hammer hit to fire it usually. The internals are made of something like die cast metal toys, very soft/cheap, so I doubt it'd hold up to heavy use. Still kind of fun to fire now and then, but hitting what you're shooting at better not be your goal...
     
  9. scrat

    scrat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,882
    Location:
    Monrovia, CA
    wow i often contemplated getting one. After reading this i am glad i never have.
     
  10. LEE3370

    LEE3370 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2005
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Perry County, Indiana
    This one was not made to load from the breach, just down the barrel.
    That is what the instruction sheet says.
    I have one and for what I use it for, I LOVE it.
    I put in 15 grains of 777ff, a lubed wad, 125 grains of #9 shot, then a thin cardboard wad. I have two flasks sitting here by it in the dining room. One for powder and the other for shot. Laying there by that is a capper and a little tin with the wads in it.
    In the fall and winter, when the blackbirds are thick, I throw about a cup of scratch feed out the dining room door. The blackbirds come in, it looks like a hundred at a time. They are about 10 to 20 feet from the door. I open the door just a crack and boom. Eight or ten at a time. Finish them off with the 22 rifle.
    I put in a shorter nipple so the hammer would hit it flat. The original was tall and the hammer hit the cap at an angle.


    I just noticed, this is my 100th post. I am going to celebrate by taking a nap.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  11. scrat

    scrat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,882
    Location:
    Monrovia, CA
    omg now i have heard everything
    hahaha
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page