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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Busyhands94, May 20, 2011.

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  1. Curator

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    These were made by my grandfather's great-grandfather's shop. He called them "muff-pistols."
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  2. Busyhands94

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    What caliber are those muff pistols? I once saw this auction show on the history channel where they had a muff pistol similar to the one you have except it was .50 caliber, That's kinda dastardly but cool! I don't quite remember the name of the show, but it was really interesting.

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  3. Busyhands94

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    On the subject of BP mouseguns, I've been thinking about getting some of those Gamo high-velocity pellets to shoot with my NAA mini revolvers. Lead ones tend to deform under the pressure of the burning powder, but these pellets are harder and lead free. http://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-raptor-22-pellets.html

    I've shot some vintage Benjamin High-compression .22 pellets out of my NAA before, they give this ballistic crack similar to my rimfire guns! I think they are going hypersonic! I'd imagine one of the lead free pellets behind 7 grains of Triple Seven would be getting some pretty smokin' velocities, although I'm not sure if it would mess up the bore. I am going to swap out my current barrel for a 5 1/2 inch barrel, so I might give it a try before I do the swap.

    Then there's those Skenco pellets, they have a plastic jacket and a steel penetrator. I've shot those from an airgun before, they penetrate and keep going after they shed the plastic jacket. http://www.google.com/products/cata...a=X&ei=2UR_T5TSH7KMigK955X7Ag&ved=0CEsQ8wIwAQ

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  4. Curator

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    The two percussion screw-barrel guns and the flintlock box lock are all .41 caliber. The flintlock "greatcoat" pistol is .50.
     
  5. sltm1

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    Here's my mouse guns and my (4" bbl) mouse cannon.
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  6. kBob

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    sltm1,

    Suddenly the phrase "I hold in my hand the key to a door you do not wish to open" comes to mind.

    Neat stuff and nice to see the Son of the Avenging Angel again.

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  7. kBob

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    Curator,

    Neat guns, thanks for posting them. I am trying to recall the last time I saw a lady using a muff here in Florida. If they did though those would be cuties.

    I seem to recall my sister had a white fur one (no nasty comments) when we lived way up north by the Georgia and Alabama boarders about 1962.Often seemed like a better idea than gloves for somethings, like sitting a deer stand and wanting to keep a hand bare for shooting. I rather imagine there would have been comments if I had sat a stand with a white furry purse like thing in my lap to keep my hands warm.

    Those folding triggers and safeties are very interesting

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  8. sltm1

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    Here's my "new" S&W Model 3 1 1/2 32 CF (approx 1878 by the serial #. So far I've shortened the bbl to 1 3/4 inches, re-slotted the top strap and re-pined the original front site back on (yeah, like that was necessary LOL), played with the bolt, ratchet and cylinder slots to get the timing back on point, semi-recrowned the barrel and started removing some of the "crackle-finish" nicklel. Finally, I put on some cold bluing so I could identify where the remaining plating was hanging out.
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  9. Skinny 1950

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    Here are a couple of my small guns..1849 Pocket Colt .31 cal 5 inch barrel and a Belgian Boot Pistol .44 cal.

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  10. Busyhands94

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    Very nice! Is that an original Colt mold? I like it!
     
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    Yes it is an original mold but I had it engraved as the patent stamp was totally gone.
     
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    I think it might be a Remington mold though, not a Colt mold. I have a mold for my Remington just like that except it's made of brass. I got it at a garage sale for $5 bucks! What a steal!
     
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    My Uberti 1862 Colt Pocket Police, nice little 5 shot .36 cal.

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  14. Busyhands94

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    Very nice! Okay, so far everyone who posted a picture of their mousegun is in! I figure I should post one of my favorites, I don't know if this counts as a mousegun but it's small and shoots with blackpowder. One of my favorite toys, I'm sure we've all played with something like this at one point or another.

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    sltm1, you make me extremely sad, taking pictures of mini Schofields, and showing them off. I want one soooooooo bad!! I have no idea why NAA didn't keep making that version! Break top revolvers, I want all of them!
     
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    I don't get why they don't just put them into production, I'd buy one but I'm 18 and live in California, I'd have better chances at winning the lottery. The craftsmanship on north American Arms revolvers is top notch, I bet they put the same quality into the break tops as the other mini revolvers. Swiss watch quality, the kind of gun that is finished as well on the inside as the outside. I routinely disassemble my Super Companion for cleaning, I can tell you the machining on the internal parts is absolutely fantastic!

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  17. sltm1

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    chute2thrill, they come up all the time on GB, alot $300 and less, then some spendy ones also...yes, they are sweet!!
     
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    does thisun get me in?

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  19. Busyhands94

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    Of course! As long as you can conceal it!
     
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    I dont get why they didnt get put into mainstream production either. I would definatly buy one, and sltm1 I'm definatly gonna scan GB for one.. I really want an one and an Uberti style Schofield, but I dont have the extra $800 for the big boy. And haha Indy4570, is that an 8 inch barrel? Unless you're 12 feet tall I'm not so sure thats a mousegun :)
     
  21. Busyhands94

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    If you can hide it in your trousers then I'd say you are good to go. Then again, I hid my New Model Army down my trousers once. I wanted a gun on my hip but to get to the fishing hole I have to walk over to my neighbor's place, she has a great little trail we cut through the blackberry brambles that goes to the fishing hole but the only downside is I've got to walk about a hundred feet past our... well, leftish neighbors. Last thing I want is trouble.

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  22. Majes

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    Does a BP cartridge mouse gun count ?

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    An 1884 / 1886 Iver Johnson American Bulldog chambered for 32 S&W, 32 M&H, or 32 H&R. Not the new H&R Magnum but the original BP cartridge.

    Still shoots great, just goes pop instead of boom :)
     
  23. kBob

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    Well everybody should have one! But keep it under your hat.

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    Whoops it dropped it!
     
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    Here's your sign....

    they said to me.

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    and since I had asked for a comparison of the 1863 and the Ruger Bearcat.....

    I was suprised that the 1863 was actually smaller. The kids love it.

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