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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Stacer, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. Stacer

    Stacer Member

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    my girlfriend is into the whole pirate thing and I'd like to get her a flintlock pistol. what would you recommend as a starter kit for me?
     
  2. Patocazador

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    Forget the pistol. Just tie her up in your private cabin. :>D
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    What's the expected actual use? Costume? One-off range trip? Repeated range trips? You can go from non-firing replicas for costume use to inexpensive Middlesex guns for light load range trips or get something nicer for more $$.
     
  4. Stacer

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    Mostly costume, however it will be to the range repeatedly. I'm looking to stay under $400
     
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    Pedersoli Kentucky as from Dixie as there will be nothing that needs fixing to make it work.

    Get a decent set of Flints for it and it will just flat work. I believe the were offered in .45 or .50 caliber and are rifled

    That's one under the Enfield.

    -kBob
     

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    Pedersoli Kentucky is what leapt to mind for me too. I have one, and that's pretty much people's reaction to it - pirate pistol! Looks like Dixie has them for $425 plus you'll need supplies to actually shoot it, so a little over your price range but very cool.

    http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=970
     
  7. Steel Horse Rider

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    You can get the same thing in a kit for less: http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_162_195&products_id=967

    It will need some filing and sanding of the wood and filing and polishing of the brass but it does not take too long to finish. I bought the percussion version. It took me about 4 evenings and a part of a saturday to finish but it looks and shoots great. Be sure you have a source for black powder before you order it though......
     
  8. 4v50 Gary

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    Stay clear away from the Trapper flintlock pistol.
     
  9. GCBurner

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    Dixie Gun Works used to sell a "Tower Flintlock Pistol" in .69 calibre that looked very piratey. They haven't carried them for a few years, but they show up on the gun auctions from time to time in the $150-$250 range.
     
  10. Stacer

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    Kit's are fine. I know the tower flintlock, dad has one that won't spark to save it's life.
     
  11. GCBurner

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    Yeah, the old Dixie catalog mentioned the soft frizzen problem with them. They also sold a case hardening compound to reharden them, so they'd spark reliably. I think the original catalog price was about $39.95, so what can you expect!
     
  12. Lunie

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    While I generally admire brevity, a brief elucidation would be helpful. :D
     
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